We all use soaps, shampoos, and conditioners on a regular basis, yet we rarely stop to think about what they contain.Then, once we do actually read the label we don’t quite know what to make of the strange ingredients.
What are parabens? What are sulfates? What are phthalates? What are artificial fragrances? If you’re looking to protect your health, as well as reducing your environmental impact, this is certainly something you should be considering.
Global water demand has increased by 600% over the past 100 years and water use has been growing globally at more than twice the rate of population increase. The U.S. alone uses 216 trillion gallons of water a year, with the average American family using more than 300 gallons of water a day. Here are 10 ideas to jumpstart your responsible water consumption journey, reduce your carbon footprint and promote sustainable living:
If you find yourself scratching your head about the difference between compostable and biodegradable you are not alone. In the process of searching for new ways to reduce waste and find more eco friendly products the terms compostable and biodegradable may seem to appear regularly. We’re going to help break this down (no pun intended) so that next time you come across these terms you are armed with the right information.
Are you looking to take a deeper dive into some of the most critical environmental subjects? Well, we've got you covered with our round-up of 10 must-watch Eco Documentaries. Check out what made our top ten.
While you may be unfamiliar with what palm oil is, where it comes from, and how it is produced, you certainly have come into contact with it - most likely very frequently. Palm oil is a type of edible vegetable oil that has become the most commonly used oil in packaged products. However, palm oil production has an enormous environmental cost, which makes it a deeply problematic commodity on a large scale.
Plastic pollution and the growing signs of its damaging impact is becoming more visible in our lives. However, not all plastic pollution is visible to the naked eye. You may not have ever imagined that plastic pollution is being added to the environment every time we wash our clothes, but alarmingly, it is. These unseen pollutants are called microfibers, and our clothing is a major source of them.
There are companies all around the world developing new eco-friendly products in order to replace harmful commonplace items we use every day. If you are trying to reduce your waste, spending, or simply trying to find more convenient solutions in your bathroom, look no further. It may be time to stop squeezing the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube and make the switch to toothpaste tablets (otherwise known as toothpaste tabs).
The desire to travel and see the world is a strong drive that many of us experience. And, if 2020/2021 has done anything, it has made many of us even keener to get out and see the world. Modern travel, though, by its very definition, is not an eco-friendly or sustainable activity. Our carbon footprint increases dramatically as we step out the door and begin to go explore the world. One way to reduce our environmental impact when we travel is to consider the items and products we bring with us.