You’re in the kitchen, cutting your vegetables. You’re wondering if you have a jar big enough for the celery nub you’re cutting so you can replant it. You're immersed in the idea that vegetables can regrow a whole entire plant when you slice your finger.
Luckily, the damage isn’t too bad, even if it does sting like the worst paper cut in the history of the world.
Imagine being able to buy an item you frequently buy just once. When you get it, it doesn’t come in a giant package that takes up half of your storage space. It’s also not 400 rolls or 1,000 items. It doesn’t require a trip to a giant department store on a busy Sunday. Imagine once a year, you bought something… like a plastic snack or sandwich bag and then didn’t think about buying bags again until the next year.
To create a waste-free world and limit plastic production, it's essential to promote zero waste awareness. A zero-waste approach to health, beauty, and general lifestyles can protect community health by reducing air, water, and soil pollution, as over time plastics and wasteful packaging can become highly regulated with proper public education and demand.
Finding a durable, sustainable doormat can be, well, a pain. Some of the most durable outdoor mats come with a plastic coating on the bottom. As you probably already know, plastic isn’t great for the environment. At the end of a doormat’s life, whether due to being made of mixed material or being straight up plastic, doormats often can’t be recycled or composted. Instead, you have to send them off to a landfill and live with that little bit of extra environmental guilt. Yikes.
We know that trying out a sustainable product that you’ve never used before can be intimidating. You don’t want to buy a product that you never end up using. You also don’t want to buy a product that doesn’t actually do a great job. And it’s hard to buy a product that’s more expensive than the product you normally buy. Especially when you’re harboring these functionality doubts.
If you’re looking for information on who’s buying the last round of drinks at the end of the night, we have bad news. You’re in the wrong place. If you’re looking for more information on the LastRound, a new sustainable item meant to replace single-use cotton balls, we have good news. You are in the right place.
No matter how clean you are, how little you sweat, how good you are at avoiding spills, you still have laundry. When you think of laundry you may envision the sound of a washer, humming, tucked away in some closet or tiny room. Or maybe you’re the type of person who takes their laundry into a laundromat. You bring along your favorite book and settle in for an afternoon of listening to the rinse cycle.
Imagine you’re packing for a big trip that you’re excited about. You and your best friend are going somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. It’s the night before you leave. You are packing later than you’d like because you worked late. It doesn’t matter too much, because you can’t wait to get to your destination first thing in the morning.
If you’re a person who believes in recycling plastic, we’d love to see a metaphorical show of hands. How many of you take apart your deodorant tube before recycling? Everyone knows that there are different plastics that make up a deodorant tube, right? Even if the container says it's recyclable, you know it’s still important to break down the tube and dispose of each of the pieces properly, correct?
It may surprise you that the coffee sock wasn’t originally an idea to help make our planet more sustainable. In fact, the CoffeeSock was born out of need. One day, a family in Austin had run out of coffee filters and needed coffee. They did what anyone else with a slight caffeine addiction would do (no judgement), and made a coffee filter out of tightly woven fabric. Thus, the CoffeeSock was born!
Q-tips were originally made of wood and were exclusively for babies. Now, Q-tips are used on babies, to apply makeup, to remove nail polish, for ear cleaning and so much more. This product is not siloed to one group or use. While working on this blog post, we learned that the “Q” in Q-tip stands for quality. If you’re reading this, chances are that’s what you’re looking for. A quality substitution to your current unsustainable Q-tip. You’re also probably wondering if a reusable Q-tip is right for you.
Flossing our teeth is an activity that most of us probably do not spend much time considering (except for maybe after visiting the dentist). While very important for oral hygiene, flossing is quietly having a growing detrimental impact on the environment. Yes, you read that correctly.