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How Companies Are Misleading Consumers About PLA Products: Why Natural Materials Like Silk and Compressed Vegetable Waste (Bagasse) Would Be Better

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How Companies Are Misleading Consumers About PLA Products: Why Natural Materials Like Silk and Compressed Vegetable Waste (Bagasse) Would Be Better

Many suppliers and then companies are offering 100% compostable products that are actually made from nylon, polyester and PLA. These products are sold as biodegradable bamboo charcoal floss or bamboo charcoal bristle toothbrushes, but do not be fooled. These products are not made from 100% bamboo fiber and contain around 70% (likely more) nylon or PLA. I found this out when searching suppliers for a biodegradable and compostable floss. These suppliers mislead companies, who then mislead their customers as they are sitting on likely 1000s of fake compostable products.  So, let's get into the PLA hype and why natural materials...

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Bicycle is the slow death of the planet.

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Bicycle is the slow death of the planet.

"Bicycle is the slow death of the planet."

A banker made the economists think this when he said:
“A cyclist is a disaster for the country’s economy: he doesn’t buy cars and doesn’t borrow money to buy. He don't pay insurance policies. Don't buy fuel, don't pay to have the car serviced, and no repairs needed. He doesn't use paid parking. Doesn't cause any major accidents. No need for multi-lane highways.

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Plastic Waste Pollution Will Triple By 2060

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Plastic Waste Pollution Will Triple By 2060

Despite plastic bag bans and other "efforts" the amount of plastic waste produced globally is set to almost triple by 2060!  Where will it all go? About half goes to the usual spot i.e. in landfills and a paltry 1/5 of it will be recycled, according to a new OECD report. People it is time for radical change and radical innovation too. It is fantastic to hear about plastic eating microbes, enzymes and even worms, but those solutions are a drop in the plastic pollution bucket and perhaps decades away at best. We need to reduce our plastic footprint now. Gaia...

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Benefits of a Whole-Foods Plant-Based Diet

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Benefits of a Whole-Foods Plant-Based Diet

The biggest benefit of switching to a whole-foods, plant-based diet is just how easy and fast it is to prepare meals. 

Boil up some potatoes (or sweet potatoes), carrots, beets and pumpkin in a pot and make a tomato based sauce with herbs,

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Human Urine + Sauerkraut Juice + Biochar = Free Fertilizer

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Human Urine + Sauerkraut Juice + Biochar = Free Fertilizer

Using human urine with biochar and sauerkraut juice ie lactobacillus is an incredible free plant fertilizer. Don't piss away this amazing resource!

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