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    1. The Promise of Biodegradable Concrete

      The Promise of Biodegradable Concrete

      Here's a cool new design that'll help ease our impact on the planet and still continue to grow our cities. It's about sustainable concrete and we're here for it.

      In this Bioplastics News article, Axel Barrett shares some interesting points. Here's one of them:

      Entire strips of sandy beaches are being sacrificed to the global construction boom. Many landfills are overflowing with rubble from demolished buildings.

      Organic infrastructures with closed material cycles—such as bridges made of remarkably robust plant fiber—offer a sustainable alternative.

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      Mentions: Design
    2. Sustainable Travel Tips

      Sustainable Travel Tips

      The quest to become sustainable doesn't end during vacations or when you're travelling. Luckily, this article has a lot of useful tips to help us achieve truly plastic-free travel.

      This one really got to us:

      Being sustainable isn’t about taking the easiest or the most interesting path. Sometimes that involves researching recycling procedures. Each place has its own practices for disposing of trash and recycling. Checking local recycling symbols can help with this process. Participating in this model can greatly benefit the local population and it also helps you to reduce your footprint! 

       If you already do ...

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    3. Choices You Can Make for a More Sustainable Lifestyle

      Choices You Can Make for a More Sustainable Lifestyle
      Thinking of what to include in your New Year's Resolutions? This piece from Della Loves Nutella Blog has probably got the most eco-friendly resolutions that you can copy.
      Here's one that really resonates with us:
      Bottled water is one of those things that are unnecessarily wasteful. We go through hundreds of thousands or even millions of bottles a day, which is isn't okay. When you can, try and avoid buying single-use plastics and invest in a reusable water bottle. You can then carry it around with you and fill it up for free at cafes or restaurants ...
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      Mentions: Locals Lifestyle
    4. 2020 Fashion Should Be About Making the Old New Again

      2020 Fashion Should Be About Making the Old New Again

      This interesting piece from the Fashion Mode News blog site shares some noteworthy tidbits of wisdom. Here's one that's really thought-provoking:

      We’re phasing out single-use plastic and paper bags from our lives, and we should think about our clothes the same way. What will happen to this T-shirt, handbag, or sneaker when I’m done with it? In the long term, it should ultimately change the way we shop, because we’ll only buy things with legitimate value and a feasible end use.

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    5. How Will Sustainable Fashion Evolve in 2020?

      How Will Sustainable Fashion Evolve in 2020?

      Here's a compelling article from Harper's Bazaar. It's called How to Decipher “Sustainable Fashion” in 2020. 

      It shares some raises some really interesting questions about sustainable fashion. Here are some of them: 

      But when it comes to fashion sustainability, we are sent massively mixed signals. Does it mean local production, emerging designers, rented clothes, organic cotton, or clothing made from recycled bottles? It all seems overwhelming, and besides, what impact can we really have as just one person?

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

       

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    6. Dreaming of a Greener Christmas

      Dreaming of a Greener Christmas

      Here's a compelling article from Greenpeace. It's called 9 ways to reduce your plastic use at Christmas. 

      In it, the environmental organization shares some interesting tipsThis one is really useful because it helps promote both the well-being of the planet and our bodies:

      Supporting your local markets, greengrocers or farm shops can be a great way to reduce your plastic footprint and support local businesses. If you shop at supermarkets, go for the loose fruit and veg – this can also really help to reduce food waste as you can buy what you need. I don’t know ...

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    7. Toys Can Be Sustainable Too

      Toys Can Be Sustainable Too

      Getting your kids to choose to live a sustainable life can start very early on. You can start by gifting them sustainable toys. Kensington Mums help with just searching through this excellent list.

      Here's a short excerpt: 

      Being eco-friendly shouldn’t exclude Christmas time and choosing gifts for your kids.  For parents to small children, the number of non-eco aware products in any child’s bedroom is very evident.

      These are definitely great ways to Pass on your sustainable lifestyle to your kids.

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      Mentions: Home Lifestyle
    8. Staying Plastic-Free During the Holidays

      Staying Plastic-Free During the Holidays

      Christmas is one of the most awaited times of the year, but it's also the most excessive. From gift wrapping to Christmas decor, there's a lot of waste being generated as we celebrate the holidays. But there are a lot of ways to enjoy the Yuletide season while keeping plastic to a minimum.

      In this article by the BBC, learn how you can keep your plastic and waste to a minimum during Christmas.

      Chopping trees down and just throwing them away after Christmas isn't that great for the environment. But you can still enjoy a 'real' Christmas ...

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    9. How to Maintain a Green Lifestyle Over the Holidays

      How to Maintain a Green Lifestyle Over the Holidays

      Here's a compelling article from The Environmental Magazine. It's called Green Clean To Make The Most Of The Holidays.

      It's got some really interesting nuggets to share. Here's one of them:

      Stocking up on biodegradable bin bags and bin liners is be a good place to start because an ordinary plastic bag can take 100 plus years to break down; biodegradable bags can break down to as little as six months.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

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    10. Holiday Gift Guide To Help Others Reduce Reliance on Plastic

      Holiday Gift Guide To Help Others Reduce Reliance on Plastic

      Discovered this interesting piece from Laura Davidson on her blog, A Beautiful Plate. It’s called 2019 Eco-Friendly Gift Guide.

      It's got some really interesting gift suggestion. Here’s one that we thought was worth the look:

      While I love reusable containers, these linen bowl covers are so helpful for leftovers, covering doughs or batters, and numerous other kitchen tasks. They’re machine wash friendly too! 

      Give the rest of the article read to see more of her thoughtful gift suggestions. 

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    11. Australia is Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change

      Australia is Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change
      9 News really caught our attention with this article. It's called Australia Must Exit Coal by 2030: Report.

      It shares some really interesting news. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Climate Analytics says the government needed a national plan to phase out remaining coal-fired plants, and needed to take them offline faster than the existing timetable.
      Such a plan would help provide the energy sector with certainty, the report released on Thursday said.
      Chief executive Bill Hare pointed to the current bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland as a sign the country needed to curb emissions rapidly.

      Give the ...

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      Mentions: Plants
    12. Refuse, Reuse, and Recycle These Christmas Cracker Wrappers

      Refuse, Reuse, and Recycle These Christmas Cracker Wrappers

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Metro UK. It’s titled Plastic-Free and Reusable Crackers to Make Christmas Go Off with a (Sustainable) Bang.

      It offers some interesting gift suggestions. Here’s one that we thought that was really interesting:

      Made of natural linen and embroidered with satin thread, each of these gorgeous crackers is tied either end with a green satin ribbon and has a durable plastic inner tube to reuse year after year. 

      Made by Kate Sproston Design, they don’t contain a snap, but can be filled with whatever your heart desires. 

      To discover ...

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    13. Milwaukee restaurants, bars may soon no longer be able to provide plastic straws to customers

      Milwaukee restaurants, bars may soon no longer be able to provide plastic straws to customers

      MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee on Thursday, Nov. 14 recommended approval of an ordinance that would prohibit Milwaukee food establishments and alcohol beverage establishments from providing single-use, plastic beverage straws to customers.

      The ordinance would provide a grace period for food and beverage establishments to adjust their practices and educate customers. The single-use plastic straw ban would go into effect on April 14, 2020.

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    14. Microplastics Might Already In Your Gut

      Microplastics Might Already In Your Gut

      Here's a compelling article from the Derek Beres. It's called Microplastics Are Everywhere - Including Our Bodies.

      In it, he shares some really interesting insights. Here's one of them:

      Convenience comes at a cost, one we often don’t foresee in the course of daily living. Online ordering has created an entire plastics industry. Everyone needs to ask whether we really need to have a product shipped instead of taking the time to visit a store. This requires a holistic mindset, one we often overlook when we just want to accomplish tasks as quickly as possible. Fast rarely ...

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    15. This Manhattan Beach Shop Proves That Plastic Can Really Be Phased Out

      This Manhattan Beach Shop Proves That Plastic Can Really Be Phased Out

      Easy Reader News really caught our attention with this article. It's called The Waste Less Shop: An Antidote to Plastic Pollution in Manhattan Beach.

      It shares with us this fascinating new shop. Here's an idea from the shop owner that we really thought was thought-provoking:

      My whole issue is with the packaging. You go look for eco-friendly laundry detergent, and you read the label and it’s like, okay, this doesn’t look too bad. But it’s still in a plastic container, or in cardboard or paper ones lined with plastic so they look like they are ...

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    16. About Time We Made Coffee More Sustainable

      About Time We Made Coffee More Sustainable

      Came across this noteworthy piece from Exec Review. It's called Better Latte Than Never … Compostable Coffee Pods Go on Sale.

      It offers us some interesting insights into the world's favourite hot beverage. Here's one thing that we thought was an absolute must-share:

      Aluminium and plastic coffee capsules are difficult to recycle so most of them end up in the bin, and that’s why up to 75% are currently being sent to landfill every minute. Most people don’t understand the irreversible damage these coffee capsules are inflicting on the planet.

      Give the rest of this remarkable ...

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    17. 25 Tips that Save the Earth and Save You Money At the Same Time

      25 Tips that Save the Earth and Save You Money At the Same Time

      Here's a big incentive for going plastic-free and zero-waste aside from saving the one planet we have--reducing costs! Amy French lists 25 creative ways to cut on expenses and cut on plastic pollution at the same time. 

      This is one I have a lot of fun with:

      Second hand shopping is so much fun and there is a huge variety from clothing to furniture and household items. You will spot plenty of bargains AND skip the packaging. Check out op-shops, ebay, gumtree, Facebook market place, garage sales and vintage shops and more.

      Read the full article to discover the ...

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    18. How Busy Moms Can Get in On the Zero Plastic Movement Too

      How Busy Moms Can Get in On the Zero Plastic Movement Too

      Here's a great article from Diary of a Mommy. It's called Maybe Moms Are Too Busy To Recycle. Maybe We Have Better Things To Do.

      It's got some excellent advice on how moms can reduce plastic trash even when they're too busy worrying about more immediate things like their kids' safety. Here's an example that we thought was a really good one:

      Straws are a must-have item when you have children. But they are also a huge waste. You use them once and then toss them away. Instead, invest in some stainless steel ones! This ...

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    19. How Shops Can Contribute in the Plastic-Free Revolution

      How Shops Can Contribute in the Plastic-Free Revolution

      Ever wonder what could happen when corporations start to take plastic waste reduction seriously? Here's a great news piece from Dungoc Chronicle that shows us just that. It's called Lovey's IGA Dungog Allows Customers to Bring Their Own Containers.

      It shares an exciting development. Here's an excerpt:

      The Dowling Street store allows customers to bring in their own containers for their deli meats and ready to eat options rather than using disposable plastic containers or plastic wraps.

      To learn more about this and its effects, read the rest of the article at the link down below...

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    20. Beauty Products With Plastic-Free Packaging

      Beauty Products With Plastic-Free Packaging

      Ethical consumers who want to look good, rejoice! Beauty brands are finally joining the sustainable packaging revolution. Refinery29 lists 8 great beauty brands that you can buy without worrying about the waste you'll leave after. From face masks to hair color, find the beauty products you can use to keep your plastic-free lifestyle in check.

      Why is it better to patronize brands that have earth-friendly packaging?

      Accounting for just over 40% of total plastic usage, but with only 14% of it being recycled, packaging has a huge impact on the environment. The solution? Along with reducing your water waste ...

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    21. Custom Promo Products That Support Your Business & The Environment Too

      Custom Promo Products That Support Your Business & The Environment Too

      This article from Mills Office Productivity piqued our curiosity. It's called Custom Promo Products That Support Your Business & the Environment Too.

      It offers up some fascinating and creative suggestions. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Technology is everywhere. Phones are always on in our pockets, but they’re not always charged. Compact power banks that fit easily into a pocket or a purse are excellent promo items. When they are made from ethically sourced bamboo or wood instead of plastic, they support our modern advancements while benefitting the environment.

      Take a look at the rest of this great article for ...

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    22. How Soon-to-Mothers can Practice Zero Waste during Pregnancy

      How Soon-to-Mothers can Practice Zero Waste during Pregnancy

      There are a lot of ways to be free of plastic and lower your carbon footprint, but not a lot of resources tell you how to accomplish it when you're carrying another human inside you. Pregnancy results in big changes in your body and daily routine--things that could disrupt the plastic-free lifestyle you lead. But this interesting article by Stephanie Osmanski of Green Matters proves that you can minimize your impact while carrying a child.

      Here's one tip you can do at the very beginning of your pregnancy: zero-waste pregnancy tests!

      Digital tests usually are more accurate and ...

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