You’d think someone this pedantic about single-use plastic would have Plastic Free July in the (reusable) bag. But last year I failed the Plastic Free July challenge, miserably – on the very first day. I started my morning the usual way, with a soy flat white in a Keep Cup. A few hours later I ate my … Continue reading “Last Year I Failed Plastic Free July On The First Day. Here’s How To Avoid My Mistakes.”
Recently I’ve explained why straws seriously suck, and pondered why all that glitters isn’t gold (but is more than likely plastic). Now, I’m sorry to burst your bubble balloon, but we’re breaking down why balloons aren’t that fabulous either. Although it might sound like I have a vendetta for party items, I swear to you I don’t. It’s just … Continue reading “Balloons: Why They Blow”
They’re added to facial scrubs, body peels and other personal care products, usually as the ‘exfoliating’ element. One tub of facial scrub can contain more than 300, 000 microbeads! Microbeads are too small to be filtered, so once they’re washed down the drain they slip through the sewage system and make a swift exit to lakes, … Continue reading “Microbeads: Why Two Years Is Too Long For A Ban”
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