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Sustainable Stocking Stuffers; gift ideas from $2-$25

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Sustainable Stocking Stuffers; gift ideas from $2-$25

We're excited to pass on some Holiday gift ideas that are small, thoughtful and Functional! For anyone looking for the perfect low impact present, find inspiration below. Bulk Candy or Fruit: The best way to get package free treats at a reasonable price is to shop in the produce or bulk section at your local grocery store. Try juicy tangerines or their favorite unwrapped candy. Make it special (and keep things from getting sticky) by stashing treats in reusable snack bags or a custom bento bag in their favorite color. Follow this link to find bulk stores near you! Health &...

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The Gift of Wrapping (Zero Waste)

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The Gift of Wrapping (Zero Waste)

The art of gift wrapping has a long and intricate history that extends beyond convenience. A thoughtfully wrapped present can be a joy by itself, building anticipation in the receiver in the best possible way. Yet, conventional gift wrap is a significant source of waste. The U.S. spent an estimated $12.7 billion on gift wrap including wrapping paper and assorted bags in 2017, according to a paper by Sundale marketing research. Most of that gift wrap cannot be recycled due to inks used and plastic lamination, so all of this paper is destined to be purchased, torn up, and cast...

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Zero-Waste Travel Tips

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Zero-Waste Travel Tips

Zero-Waste Travel Tips Things to pack, research and consider before your next trip What's the best way to maintain an eco-conscious mindset while flying? What about while camping or driving cross-country? Some of the issues you'll face while traveling zero-waste might catch you off guard. Whether you’re a sustainability veteran or just dipping a toe in on a #nowastewednesday, our little guide is here to help.  1. Reducing single-use on the go. It may seem obvious, but bring your own canteen or travel mug. Single-use cups and water bottles are the most pervasive when traveling but also the easiest to avoid. Save money and reduce waste...

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Ditch Plastic: Our Plastic-Free Glossary!

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Ditch Plastic: Our Plastic-Free Glossary!

“We see straws as an important education opportunity, but really they're just the tip of the wasteberg," said Ecology Center executive director Martin Borque. Plastic Free July inspired us to put together a glossary of solutions to the most common and pervasive plastics in our daily lives. We've lived without plastic before, and we can do it again! With our collective knowledge, we can get back to a simpler and more satisfying lifestyle, free of harmful plastic.  This glossary is not finished! Please comment or email your plastic-free solutions.   Eating at home Utensils: Switch to metal, wood or bamboo...

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