Embrace the 5 R’s: Zero Waste Living
Sustainable living has become an increasingly vital concept in today’s world as we learn to navigate environmental challenges and become more aware of the depletion of finite resources. The 5 Rs of sustainable living provide a valuable framework for individuals and communities to reduce their environmental footprint while enhancing their quality of life.
How AI Can Help Create a More Sustainable Beauty Industry
Waterless Beauty Products and Their Impact on Sustainability
As consumer awareness of the cosmetics industry's environmental impact grows, more businesses are introducing sustainable products, ingredients, and packaging to their practices. One strategy used by companies to lessen their influence on the environment is the development of waterless products, such as foundations and shampoo bars.
The Impact of Chemicals in Cosmetics on Us and Our Climate
Chemicals in cosmetics and packaging hugely impact climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction. Recent research by Beyond Plastic shows that by 2030 plastics will release more greenhouse gas emissions than coal plants in the U.S.
Meet Bagasse, The Super Hero of Sustainable Packaging
If you’ve gone for takeout recently and received your food in cardboard-like takeout boxes, then you may have met “bagasse” in real life. Many eco-friendly restaurants and companies are prioritizing sustainability within their single-use containers, choosing packaging that is made from environmentally-friendly materials. While bamboo is well-known for eco-friendly packages, bagasse is a lesser-known material.
Recycling During the Holidays
No matter the size of your holiday gatherings this year, you’ll probably be going through a lot of paper products and plastic. As presents and letters make their way to family and friends via mail and package delivery, it’s time to make a plan on how to keep your holidays sustainable and recycle packaging waste the right way.
If you’re mailing out Christmas cards or wrapping up presents to ship across the country, consider the materials used to wrap your gifts, construct your Christmas cards, and keep your holiday gifts safe on their journey to your loved ones.
Take the Plastic Out of Takeout: New App Makes Sustainable Choices Easy
Twenty Firms Produce 55 Percent of the World's Plastic Waste
One-hundred companies are responsible for more than 90 percent of all global plastic waste, according to new research from The Plastic Waste Makers index. And twenty of those companies are responsible for a whopping 55 percent of the world’s plastic waste.
Plastic Pollution Solutions: Trash Shouldn't Splash
All change starts small and has the potential to ripple into a much larger movement. While large issues like climate change and plastic pollution require large solutions, starting small and locally can inspire the big waves needed to save the planet. This is precisely what happened with a group of five middle schoolers in 2015.