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Going Plastic-Free (Easier and Cheaper Than You Think or Is It?)
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1. Reusable shopping bags – Investing in reusable shopping bags will save you money in the long run as they last longer than single use plastics. Plus, many stores offer discounts for bringing your own bag! However, I have found
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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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...
Doctors Warn That Microplastics Could Cause Dementia
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Environmental toxins could be linked to the surge in neurological disorders, like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Leading neurologists and neuroscientists are still working to fill scientific holes in our understanding of environmental toxins. However, many doctors warn that microplastics could cause dementia and be linked to other brain disorders. We know that air pollution, pesticides, microplastics, forever chemicals are far from good for us. However, what role they play in common diseases like dementia and childhood developmental disorders still need more research. We are bombarded with a staggering 80,000+ toxic chemicals in our daily life. This certainly adds to the...
What is World Clean Up Day?
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We need environmental awareness and action days (like Plastic-Free July) to help motivate and educate the world. World Clean Up Day is another great global initiative. What is World Clean Up Day?
How to Participate in Plastic Free July
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Plastic-Free July is a global movement to help educate people on the horrible impact plastic has on our world and to encourage people to refuse single-use plastics and other unnecessary plastics by making simple swaps.
For example, ditching their plastic toothbrush for a fully compostable bamboo and boar hair toothbrush.