Zero Waste

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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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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10 Quick and Easy Sustainable Home Swaps for Low-Waste Eco Friendly Home

It is NOT difficult or expensive to be eco friendly. It just takes a lifestyle change, breaking old habits and practice. So what can we do to make a positive impact on the environment and teach our children about sustainability? All it takes are little changes. What we throw out goes back into our food supply. …

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