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Why is Plastic Pollution a Problem?

Posted by ThreeMain on Feb 28, 2019 1:16:36 PM

Plastic Pollution 101: What it is & Why It’s a Big Problem

Fact: 91% of plastic is never recycled or repurposed.

Why is that a problem for me, you ask?

Because almost all of that unrecycled plastic ends up in our oceans.

From there it shows up in our drinking water, the soil that grows our food, and eventually our bodies (Luca's swimming with the grocery bags, these days).

And we probably don’t need to tell you that consuming plastic - any kind of plastic - is terrible for your health.

We don’t mean to sound all doom and gloom, but if we don’t do something to lower our plastic consumption now, by 2050, we’ll have more plastic in our oceans than fish.

Fortunately, there are things that you (yes, you personally), can do to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean, and therefore reduce the amount of plastic that ends up on your plate.

And you can start taking those steps today.

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Topics: Ocean Plastic, plastic problem, plastic pollution, microplastics, plastic free living

Green Living 101: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic Use in Your Home

Posted by Kaitlin on Sep 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Your Plastic-Free Home Journey Starts Today

When it comes to sustainable living, having a plastic-free home can seem like an impossible task. Go ahead - take a look around and count how many plastic items you see. If you found a few, don’t feel guilty! Plastic is everywhere.

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Topics: Going Green, green products, maketheswitch, Ocean Plastic, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainable Shopping, clean environment, cleaning, greenliving, Inspiration, Packaging Education, safer products, Shopping, Social Plastic, sustainable packaging

What is Sustainable Packaging and Why Does it Matter?

Posted by Lauren Simonelli on Aug 28, 2018 7:14:00 PM

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Shop Sustainable, Save the Earth

When a product’s packaging is developed to improve sustainability, we consider it Sustainable Packaging. This is achieved through the increased use of life cycle inventory (LCI) and life cycle assessment (LCA) which guides the use of packaging and thus reduces the environmental impact and ecological footprint.

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Topics: Ocean Plastic, plastic problem, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, clean environment, packaging, Packaging Education, safer products, Social Plastic, sustainable, sustainable packaging

Tiny Plastic is Turning into a Big Problem for Landfills

Posted by Kaitlin on Jul 31, 2018 11:51:00 AM

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Why You Should Be Using Less Plastic

It’s no secret that plastic pollution is a major issue, and according to recent news from NPR, it’s only getting worse. As it turns out, the plastic trash we see is only a small percentage of what actually exists. 

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Topics: Ocean Plastic, plastic problem, Make an Impact, News, plastic-free, Recycle

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