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5 Trends in Sustainable Packaging

Posted by Alecsandra Thadani on Mar 12, 2019 2:09:00 PM

Getting Smart About Sustainable Packaging

At ThreeMain, we’re continually researching, discussing, and brainstorming new ways to put sustainability first (recyclable refill packages, anyone?). That’s why we were so excited to attend the Sustainability in Packaging Conference, put on by the Smithers Group, in Chicago last week.

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Topics: Sustainability, sustainable packaging, sustainable living

Sustainable Living 101: What You Can Do to Live Sustainably

Posted by ThreeMain on Feb 28, 2019 4:16:36 PM

2 Tools You Need to Know to Live Sustainably

We hear a lot about why it’s important to have a sustainable lifestyle, but what does that actually entail?

Does living sustainably mean having a home vegetable garden?

Does sustainability mean donating your old clothes and shopping at thrift stores?

Is sustainability about installing solar panels on your roof?

The truth is that there are lots of ways to practice a sustainable lifestyle and you don’t have to upend your life to do it.

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Topics: Sustainability, Sustainable Shopping, sustainable packaging, sustainable living

The Dirty Truth About Toxic Cleaning Products

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 27, 2018 11:34:00 AM

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The 8 Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Cleaning Products

Nothing compares to the feeling of a freshly cleaned house. After hours of scrubbing, dusting and getting rid of all the dirt and germs, you look around feeling this incredible satisfaction and sense of accomplishment. Ah, yes. We know the feeling.

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Topics: Cleaning Tips, Going Green, Sustainability

Sustainable Eating: 4 Foods You Can Grow Year-Round

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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How to Maintain a Sustainable Home Garden All Year Long

Many of us count down the days until we can eat fresh fruit in summer, pumpkins in the fall and wait for the season to enjoy the foods we love.

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Topics: Sustainability, greenliving

12 Swaps You Can Make to Embrace Plastic Free Living

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Reducing Plastic as a Family Is Easy. Here's how.

Is life without plastic possible? Yes, and rest assured, reducing your own plastic footprint is not only possible, but it’s actually quite easy to accomplish with a few minor lifestyle changes.

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Topics: green products, plasticfree, Sustainability, Sustainable Shopping, greenliving, plastic-free, safer products, Shopping

The Real Impact of Cleaning Products on the Environment

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 27, 2018 5:37:00 PM

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How exactly do your cleaning products affect the environment?

Think about the number of cleaning products you use on a weekly basis. In your home alone, chances are that more than half of those products contain at least two to three toxic ingredients. Now think about the billions of people around the world using cleaning products on a daily basis. The sad truth is it’s impossible to count the number of toxic chemicals polluting the environment and damaging our ecosystem.

At ThreeMain, we believe knowledge is power. Our goal is to raise awareness regarding green cleaning and the importance of making eco-friendly choices as a consumer.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, environment, Sustainability, clean environment, cleaning, green cleaning, greenliving

How to Recycle the Right Way

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 20, 2018 11:53:00 AM

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The 7 Recycling Mistakes You're (Probably) Making

Did you know Americans consume 850 million trees annually? To put it in perspective, if we recycled just one-tenth of our newspapers, we would save 25 million trees a year. And this is just for paper.

Can you imagine the impact we could have if we did this for plastic and other recyclable materials?

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Topics: environment, Healthy Living, plastic problem, Sustainability, clean environment, greenliving, Recycle, sustainable

3 Ways to Go Green at Work (Without Putting in Too Much Extra Work)

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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How to Create Sustainable Workspaces

There’s no denying the therapeutic, healing benefits of nature. Being outdoors is scientifically proven to promote your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. However, since many of us spend our days inside an office, enjoying the outdoors isn’t always realistic.

This raises the question: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could experience the healing benefits of nature indoors? We’re thrilled to report that you can!

As it turns out, there is a growing trend among architects and developers to create office buildings with a biophilic design. By incorporating various elements of the nature in the workplace, there is not only an increase in physical health, but also in productivity, and work performance.

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Topics: workplace wellness, Going Green, Healthy Living, Sustainability, clean environment, green office, greenliving

Team Green: How Sports Stadiums are Becoming More Eco-Friendly

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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What Sports Stadiums Are Doing To Be More Eco-Friendly

When it comes to sustainability, a sports stadium is typically the last place that comes to mind. Between the high-powered lighting, cooking food to feed thousands of people, and plastic cups being tossed left and right, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of the amount of wasted energy and resources.

The good news is that there’s a growing trend among sports arenas to reduce their carbon footprint. According to a recent article in the New York Times, many sports stadiums are becoming “showcases for green design,” with leagues “wrapping themselves in eco-friendly banners to help market their sports.”

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Topics: Going Green, Sustainability, clean environment, greenliving

10 Super Easy Ways to Sustainably Shop

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 6, 2018 12:12:00 PM

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Our guide to shopping better and using more of what you already have

While you may not be able to change the world in one day, you can take small steps to help make it a bit greener. When it comes to living an eco-friendly lifestyle, the best place to begin is sustainable shopping.

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Topics: green products, maketheswitch, Sustainability, Sustainable Shopping, greenliving, Packaging Education, Shopping, sustainable, sustainable packaging

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