Category: Food

  • Eco-Friendly Butter Hack!

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    This two-minute hack may not save the world, but it’s an easy step with great results. For any butter-loving omnivores out there looking for a quick way to reduce some dairy in their diet – let me introduce you to an effective butter trick. It has four advantages: 1. It’s healthier for you 2. It’s […]

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  • Bioplastic Made From Potato Waste

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    London-based designers Rowan Minkley and Robert Nicoll use waste potato peelings to create an eco-friendly alternative to single-use materials like MDF and chipboard, called Chip[s] Board. Shocked by the environmental impact and short lifespan of many readily disposable materials, Minkley and Nicoll set out to develop a material that, if thrown out in the same […]

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  • Recycling Holiday Chocolates is Harder Than You Think

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    Christmas chocolate packaging can make up almost half the product’s total weight, and cause “confusion” when recycling, according to new research by Which? The Ferrero Rocher Collection tray was the worst offender, with 42 per cent of its total weight taken up by packaging, while just 11 per cent was recyclable. At the other end […]

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  • Are You Eating Plastic?

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    The year 2018 has been all about plastic. We reported on the Starbucks announcement to phase out plastic straws by 2020 and talked about everything from SC Johnson’s commitment to eliminate plastic by 2025 to the negative health effects of plastic straws. We clearly weren’t the only ones with plastic on our minds, as Collins […]

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  • Eco-Friendly Restaurants Are Changing the Game

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    In 2018, sustainability is more than just a pursuit – it’s a trend. In a bid to appeal to eco-conscious millennials, savvy marketers are attaching the term to almost everything, from soap to sunglasses. But this buzzword is more than just a hashtag. Numerous scientific studies have highlighted the impact our diets have on the […]

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  • Hawaii Residents are Encouraged to Eat Locally Grown Romaine Lettuce

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    The state is urging consumers not to avoid eating Hawaii-grown romaine lettuce, which was not involved in a nationwide E. coli outbreak, the Department of Agriculture said today. Investigations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked the outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in certain areas of […]

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  • DIY Apple Butter for Your Holiday Gift List

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    Got a lot of people on your list? You can make a huge batch of caramel apple butter in your slow cooker. Just divide it into jars, add colorful tags, and give them out to your recipients. The recipe uses fresh apples, brown sugar, caramel, and spices for a sweet treat your friends are sure […]

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  • Donate to the Hawaii Foodbank this Holiday Season

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    During the holidays, the Hawaii Foodbank increases efforts to feed Hawaii’s hungry. A rough year filled with natural disasters has stretched the organization’s food supply thin and they’re hoping to bounce back with an upcoming drive. “It’s been a challenging year for Hawaii with the epic April storm, several hurricane scares and Kilauea’s devastating eruption,” […]

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  • 6 DIY Homemade Soup Mixes for Christmas!

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    There’s nothing like a bowl of homemade soup to quell the winter blues. These six homemade soup mix recipes  are vegan, gluten-free, and look gorgeous in a jar. Choose between Italian Barley, Split Pea, Coconut Curry, Five Bean, Chicken Noodle, or Spicy Black Bean. Print out a gift tag with cooking instructions for an extra-special […]

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  • How Bad are To-Go Containers for the Environment?

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    The anti-plastic revolution is in full swing: Bans on plastic straws and bags are taking effect around the world, and major companies are starting to switch over to plant-based plastics. But as more and more plastics continue to pop up on the market, there’s one big thing we all need to keep in mind: Not […]

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