• Sustainable Alternatives

    Bulk Shopping Reduces Plastic

    Just about everyone is looking for ways to save money when shopping. And we found a number of items that will save money if you buy in bulk. Why does buying in bulk matter beyond cost-savings? Many of the products we buy contain packaging that costs money and natural resources to make. Plus, it’s often immediately thrown away, creating waste for landfills. So if you can buy in bulk, you often eliminate some need for packaging, which has a positive impact on the environment. One study also found that food packaging can lead to chronic, low-level ingestion of synthetic chemicals over time, so buying in bulk might also help preserve your health…

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    Alternative Menstrual Products

    Alternative Menstrual Products The average female starts her period beginning at the age of 12 and has to buy menstrual products for it. During their lifetime, they spend an average of $18,000 on menstrual or birth control products, according to Huffington Post. Being a woman is with cramps is already hard enough, but having to spend so much money makes the pain even less worth it. Now think of all the tampons and plastic wrap that we use during those 3 to 5 days for years. As someone who dislikes plastic and having periods, I jumped at the chance of trying something new. I tried birth control to stop myself from…

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  • DIY Projects

    Alternatives to Styrofoam Boxes

    My Journey to finding alternatives for food containers Recently, I bought myself a Bento box made of stainless steel as one of the alternatives to styrofoam boxes. My intention was to bring it with me to cut down on styrofoam or disposable containers. I also purchased a little pouch for my previously purchased steel straw and my own utensils from home. It was frustrating at first because my habits were extremely hard to break. Getting myself to remember to bring it with me was hard with my erratic lifestyle. I realized that being conscious of my actions was the hardest part. Here are the steps I took to finally get…

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