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rPET: Sustainable Fashion’s Problem Child 

      What is rPET? In fashion, rPET (or recycled polyethylene terephthalate) typically means single-use plastic bottles, old fishing nets, and industrial waste turned into recycled polyester.  We’re all familiar with polyester, because it’s everywhere. It’s the most widely used fabric in the world, accounting for 52% of all fiber production in 2020 (double …

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Carbon or Climate Neutrality – What It Is and What It Isn’t.

    You hear about a lot of beauty companies touting climate neutrality as a way to be more sustainable. While it’s wonderful to see companies and brands step up and adopt more sustainable business practices, consumers need to understand what climate neutrality means and what it doesn’t.   What does climate neutrality mean? Climate …

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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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How to Sustain Your Sustainability

photo: @carissaandclimate IG   In 2021, the word “sustainable,” has become a household term. Whether it’s a sustainable collection line or a buzzword on an advertisement, it’s clear that sustainability is a key part of the future of consumer culture. What does sustainability truly mean though? Sustaining something means keeping it afloat in perpetuity – …

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All About “Habits of Waste” and Their “Lights, Camera, Plastic” Initiative

The massive contributor to climate change you never think about… but is right in front of your eyes  There is nothing quite like unwinding from a long day with a bag of chips (or chocolate, equal snack opportunist here), a cozy couch, and a real good Netflix binge.  Screen time is society’s premier choice of …

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