Zero Waste Guides

Are Halloween Pumpkins a Problem for the Planet? by Aalia Mauro

After the trick-or-treaters have gone home, what becomes of the Halloween pumpkins that have outlived their decorative purpose?     You might be tempted just to throw them all away—and that’s certainly what many people do. Every year, more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkin get tossed out and left to rot in America’s landfills. Some are …

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10 Easy Ways to Ditch Plastics During #PlasticFreeJuly

Plastic Free July is coming to a close and whether you’ve made loads of changes in your daily routine or are still trying to get the hang of recognizing plastic in your life, there’s no wrong place to be in your journey. To help the people that might need some inspiration of how to progress …

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12 Books to Read to Inspire a Plastic-Free Lifestyle

So many of us want to make small changes to better ourselves in our daily lives, whether it be reading a book, living an eco-friendly lifestyle, or better yet– both! We’ve come up with our top 12 picks for a read that will inspire green action in just about anyone. If you’re new to sustainable …

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5 SUPER EASY ZERO WASTE SWAPS

1. BIODEGRADABLE TOOTHBRUSHES Bamboo toothbrushes are quickly becoming a staple in many households, not only because they’re naturally antimicrobial, but also because of their eco-friendliness and biodegradability. While a plastic toothbrush will sit in a landfill, the best bamboo toothbrushes naturally decompose after it’s been disposed of. A Set Of Classic Nylon Bristle Toothbrushes EcoFrenzy Bamboo Toothbrushes …

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Zero Waste Starter Holiday Gift Guide

Striving for a Zero Waste holiday season means thinking carefully about what we give and receive, along with choosing purchases that are useful, long lasting, and compostable or recyclable. It may seem counter-intuitive to gift someone interested in living a zero waste lifestyle more products, but reusable essentials are always worth the investment. From reusable water bottles, …

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Aalia’s Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again—the holidays. And whether you’re celebrating Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanza, or another celebration there is usually some exchange of gifts and tokens of appreciation. Unfortunately, the holidays also bring an increase in plastic waste. And with an estimated 30% increase in plastic usage since the start of the pandemic this year, …

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Best Environmental Books To Read

Existential threats to the planet call for practical solutions — along with heartfelt examinations of how we got here and where we’re going next. Changes we make today will make the planet better for us and future generations. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the most important, interesting and thought-provoking books on the environment and sustainability. These …

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