What Are Corn Starch Biocompostables aka PLA Plastics?

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Traditional plastic is made from petroleum products. The production of petroleum-based plastics involves all kinds of chemicals, some of which have raised health concerns among consumers. The other problem is that these type of plastics do not … [Continue reading]

What to Compost?

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Composting is a great way to recycle lawn clippings and kitchen scraps and close the loop on the growing process. It's easy and scalable. Just getting started? Go here. For those of you already hip deep in the process, here are some dos and … [Continue reading]

Natural Fiber Area Rugs of Sisal, Jute and Seagrass

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Fiber is good for more than your digestive system. It also makes a heck of a natural fiber area rug. Go ahead- try that with your granola! But seriously... Natural fiber area rugs are commonly woven from seagrass, sisal and jute. Contrary to … [Continue reading]

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

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What's your carbon footprint? Do you know? Should you know? And how do you go about figuring it out? Let's start with the basics. Carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, … [Continue reading]

Old Cell Phones: Recycle, Resell or Reuse

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Think back to when you bought your current mobile device. Did you recycle the old cell phone? If you're like most cell phone users, then you upgrade your mobile phone every 18-24 months. Because of this constant turnover, it's estimated that … [Continue reading]

Green Beer Comes in Many Shades

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What's better than a green beer on St Patrick's Day? How about green beer the other 364 days of the year! Beer has been going green since Anheuser-Busch started recycling their leftover grain and using it for cattle feed back in 1899. It's a … [Continue reading]

6 DIY Projects to Make Your Home an Efficient, Eco-Macine

small do-it-yourself projects for a green home

Saving money is great, and helping the environment by conserving our precious resources is even better. There are many simple repairs that you can make around your house to help save money on your energy bill. Sometimes, all it takes is a few … [Continue reading]

Environmental Impact of Overnight Shipping and Greener Delivery Options

Green shipping choices

It's midnight when you realize that you forgot to mail the present for dear aunt Sally's 75th birthday. If you get it to the post office by 9 a.m. you could send it overnight delivery and no one will be the wiser. But, is overnight shipping really … [Continue reading]

Various Uses of Recycled Rubber In and Around Your Home

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Recycled rubber is an eco-friendly, durable option for all kinds of applications around the home. Here are some uses for recycled rubber around your home or business. … [Continue reading]

Wines: A Fair Trade Option

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In today's world, decisions we make often have global implications. Most of us are becoming more concerned with the social and environmental impact of our decisions. Whether it’s choosing a green detergent or a fair trade coffee, we are looking for … [Continue reading]