• 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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    Zero Waste Home

    Zero Waste Home Waste elimination in the home is a new trend that is catching on among millennials. However, I am not talking about throwing away trash for the trash truck to haul away. Minimalism has been growing around the world and it encompasses living a life without excess. It hasn’t quite become a common lifestyle yet, but its slowly catching peoples attention. This lifestyle is predominantly about those who want to lessen the effects of waste on earth and their carbon footprint. The mantra of the experts is “Reduce, reuse, recycle”. This way of living is definitely not easy. I speak from experience because I myself am on this…

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    Alternatives to a Plastic Toothbrush

    Alternatives to a Plastic Toothbrush Do you use a plastic toothbrush? If you think about how many toothbrushes we use per year, you’d know that we go through them pretty often. Toothbrushes aren’t recycled due to sanitation reasons and because of this they end up in the landfills and go to the ocean after where they will stay in the ocean. People are advised by their dentists to change their toothbrush every 3 months or as they get worn. Therefore, if you’re following these instructions it’s four per year. Four per year seems like a little but most people live to be around 70 years old, and it really adds up over time.…

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