Posts in Plastic
Plastic Free July: Take the Challenge

Could you stop using all single-use plastic for one month? I was about to pat myself on the back when I saw the plastic bags stacked on the table—remnants of my online purchase. Why did they have to put my items in plastic? Well, I'm going to have to do better. Would you like to join me for Plastic Free July? Together, we can learn and make a difference.

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How to Reduce Household Plastic: Seven Tips

I put off writing this post for the longest time; I wanted to wait until I was better at living plastic-free. But I feel it's important to help each other find solutions and for me to be transparent. I'm certainly not perfect, but the tips, below, helped our family reduce household plastic. Rest assured, it didn't happen overnight.

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DIY Tooth Powder: A Plastic-free Alternative

Is baking soda a safe ingredient to use in DIY tooth powder? I'm not sure. When I first wrote this post, I believed wholeheartedly in the safety and benefits of baking soda for tooth brushing. Though rather than tell you whether to use it or not, I'm presenting the results of my research, below. I think it's best that you and your dentist decide. But first, let's learn some fascinating facts about baking soda!

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Plastic Pollution: A Bird's-Eye View

Plastic is alive and well on planet Earth. From the tiniest microsized particles to bottles and bags, plastic lives in our oceans, rivers, streams, landfills and in the bellies of sea critters. With recycling programs in almost every community across the U.S. and other countries, why is there so much plastic pollution in our waterways?

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