Did you know a company in India has created biodegradable cigarette filters in bedded with seeds? 🌲
It is in an effort to tackle the mass trend of simply throwing your butt on the ground. 🚬
Maybe slightly controversial but potentially a good idea? 💡 👇
. 📷 @woke_to_the_planet
Plot twist... when Disney meets real life 😿
This inspires us to create a better world for our current selves, future generations, and all beauties of life in between.
. #BeTheChange 💙
🖌 by The Baptman
Absolutely loving this entry table refinished by @lillymaefinishes in Peacock! Are you working on any projects? Make sure to enter our contest to win some products! It’s really easy to enter, see our last post for details! #paintcouturepaint
The second half of my @merrell blog post is live! There’s a link in my profile.
We’ve chosen to own one car for our family of four and most days this car stays parked in the garage.
I love riding my bike and walking as my primary form of transportation, even in the Michigan winter! Do you remember that childhood rush? The wind on your face. Complete freedom to explore. I get that same childlike rush most mornings when I hop on my bicycle to ride to work. I get to start my morning with exercise and community, waving and greeting my friends and neighbors along my bike route.
If you didn’t catch our FB post here it is on IG: #Throwback to the Myanmar trip from a week ago... A huge issue in this part of the world is the lack of opportunity for young women, especially those from rural villages. When in Myanmar, we heard that before the women of the seven villages where we work got involved with our micro loan projects, hardly any of the children went to school past fifth grade.
Now most of them get to continue their education. But in communities where girls still only get an elementary education, and there is widespread poverty, their only option is often to migrate to the cities looking for work.
We met with young women who work in the garment sector in Yangon making clothing 10 hours a day, mandatory overtime with no bonus pay, barely making enough to survive @ around 25 cents an hour.
Reusing tip 💡 Instead of throwing away your citric peels, 🍊🍋 keep them in your sink and use them as a natural sponge to clean your dishes when loading the dishwasher.
When you finish, just activate the food disposal and you’ll have a nice natural citric deodorant in your sink instead of a dirty sponge to clean 😅 (It works wonderful for greasy dishes too!) This way, you’ll be reducing your kitchen waste and the amount of sponges you buy every year! It’s a win-win for your wallet and the planet! 🌎👍🏻 #refuse#reducereuserecycle#avoidplastic#reducewaste#keeploudounbeautiful#loudounbeautyisyourduty
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Did you know that ocean plastic is set to triple in the next 10 years? The new “Natural Collection” from @smidge is now in stock. 100% natural
100% biodegradable making it a great alternative to plastic and bamboo products. Also, Smidge has teamed up with the @marine_conservation_society promising that 10p will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society for every product purchased. On-trend colours and ergonomically designed, the cutlery comes on its own karabiner to keep it all together when not in use and the drinks bottles are leak-proof with double-walled insulation keeping liquids hot or cold for up to 6 hours. So it’s win-win! If you’re looking for replacement items for your plastic outdoor camping, barbecue or picnic ware, why not come in and do yourself and the planet a favour by buying Smidge. #savetheplanet #savetheocean #reducereuserecycle #biodegradable #plasticalternatives #lovecamping #shoplocal #cornwall #glanvillesofwadebridge
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Men’s tweed peaky blinder hats made from vintage fabrics made by Alison Morgan a fellow Ballarat milliner.
❌No new fabrics were purchased in the making of these bows. ❌
That’s right, all of our products are made with repurposed fabrics. Part of my job is to have a vision for what these fabrics can be and boy do I love what I do!
No textiles are off limits for me. Clothing, linens and even by the yard fabric cuts are all purchased second hand for the making of our bows. Part of the fun is seeing what your bow once was!
Men’s shirts come in a variety of amazing colors, patterns and textures and I never pass up this section of the thrift store! I can often get anywhere from 6-15 bows from one shirt.
The off white linen bow in our patriotic set is timeless and is sure to be your go to summer bow! Made from a men’s linen shirt. The red windowpane is what 70’s polyester dreams are made of. I urge you to smell this bow. It has that vintage smell! Same goes for the blue chambray. Both of which were by the yard fabric cuts.
Did you know that big girl bows are offered in your choice of alligator clip or nylon band. Make your choice at checkout!
Shipping: $6 flat fee
Bundle to save!
Fit: True to size
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Haven’t posted on here in a while... been struggling a bit to keep up with my aim to reduce my impact if I’m honest.. These are a few things I got the other day that I hope will help me get back into it.
These packaging free things from @lush are a bar of body soap (the orange one), 3 bath bombs (to use instead of bubble bath - more fun too 😎), and some new things which I’m sceptical but excited to try - shampoo and conditioner bars. I still have some shampoo and conditioner left to use up so haven’t tried them yet but they smell great! #SmallSwaps#PackagingFree#Lush#ShampooBar#Sustainable#ReduceReuseRecycle
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Introducing the “Midi 0” - a medium sized project bag and my first prototype for my new Zero Waste Hero range of bags.
The perfect size for a two skein project and made with 99.9% reused/ recycled materials.
Faux leather base; scrap leather handle, zip finishings and product label; reused zipper from an Ikea chair cushion; label fabric and interlining - all repurposed business “waste” purchased from Southampton Scrapstore.
Patterned linen outer fabric and purple taffeta lining are home decor fabric samples given to me by lovely IG friends.
The only non-repurposed component in this bag is the thread that I stitched the labels and seamed it with...and the ink on the hand-stamped maker’s label.
¡¡ 3 days of showtime in @hutfestival in Chemnitz, Germany !! 🕹️♻️🔥
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5 Fool Proof Ways To Reduce Your Waste
While zero waste living might be the overall goal- in reality, we know that the transition from living a ‘normal life’ to a ‘zero-waste life’ can be challenging and overwhelming
Here are 5 simple steps that you can take to make the transition a little easier
🌱 Being your own bags
🌱 Invest in a high quality reusable straw
🌱 Cook more at home
🌱 Bring your own utensils
🌱 Buy bamboo toothbrushes in bulk 😏
🌱 Be positive (and don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake!)
Any time you dodge unnecessary waste or make a positive change that helps preserve the planet, give yourself a pat on the back.
There will be plenty of times that you screw up. The important thing is that you continually grow from your mistakes. With each mistake you make you can be more prepared next time. This will help to set a positive example for your family and friends. #zerowastecartel
Camping for the long weekend? Be sure to pack-in some sustainably soft toilet paper. Whether you are trekking deep into the back-country (like we wish we were) or roughing it with small kids in eyesight of your car (like we actually are) - throwing in some toilet paper made from 100% recycled paper is a smart move. Our TP disintegrates fast with no added inks, dyes or scents so you will leave no trace behind. Your pit toilet and future campers will thank you! #memorialday2019#leavenotrace#campingessentials#elementalliving
a small action (like recycling) can actually change everything. when an item is recycled it's taken to a factory and REUSED. meaning that they turn your water bottles and your straws and your forks back into what made it. they use this material to make other products. recycling is a small act that can help save everyone
Moving over to glass. Now all but one of our products are packaged in tin, glass, or repurposed paper. I hope all of our customers find ways to reuse this beautiful glass bottle when the body oil runs out!
Personally, I am not normally the biggest fan of yoghurt (irrational phobia of white foods. Analyse that) , HOWEVER, I had a random craving whilst I was food shopping and thought it would be the perfect thing not only to manage the hangry situation I was dealing with but also share with you all! These fab @glenilenfarm yoghurts were from Waitrose, and a wonderful reusable alternative to Muller corners!
Has anyone been out for a float yet?? Lets hope the weekend turns out nice so we can all enjoy the outdoors! While you’re out and about....
You can find us in two places this weekend! We will be in Burlington for the @btvcityarts Artists Market on Church street in #burlingtonvt 9:30-3:30!
We will also be participating in Vermont Open Studio Weekend at the Studio of @carriepillart in Rutland, along with @wanderonwords Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm ! Come find us! 🌼☀️
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*** NEW ITEMS ADDED!*** bibi & me’s STRIPE RIGHT collection of handwoven baskets, made with a lot of love in Kenya using natural sisal. With a variety of options -> choose the traditional kiondo storage basket with no handles, or with natural leather handles, or even a classy vegan alternative made with recycled black rubber to use as a handy beach or shopping bag.
100% of all profits from bibi & me are used to support educational programs they run in Kenya www.sotheycan.org. So They Can empowers over 7,000 women and children in Kenya and Tanzania through education so they can break the poverty cycle. All of the women bibi&me employs are paid well and work in a beautiful workshop, their children attend the local school So They Can built, Aberdare Ranges Primary.🙌 Bibi & me truly empowers local young female women and mothers, enabling them to become self-sufficient. 🖤💙 #akojoloves#bibiandme
SHOP HOUSE | AKOJO MARKET
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♻️🌎🙌So proud to be a ZERO FOOD WASTE business for SEVEN MONTHS! Not a single ingredient or crumb has went to waste, and we are so excited to keep this party going! 🥳
Traveling this summer? Let's talk. Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer, which is also the start of traveling season🧳☀️. Traveling can be one of the most rewarding and eye opening experiences in the world, but it can have a big environmental impact. Here are some tips for protecting the earth that you're out there to go explore:
✔️Bring your own reusable water bottle. If you're flying, bring an empty one and refill it after you're past security 🚰. This is a great way to refuse the several water bottles and cups you get offered on a plane. .
✔️Bring your own reusable straw. Let's face it -- vacation means lying on the beach and drinking a piña colada 🍹🏖️. Enjoy your delicious drink but save those sea turtles by ordering it without the straw and just putting in your own. .
✔️Bring your own reusable bag for shopping and be mindful of the souvenirs you pick up. Buying something that reminds you of the trip can be nice, but go shopping with your own tote bag so you can avoid the plastic ones🛍️. And, try to buy items that aren't plastic. You may want a memory of the trip, but plastic will take at least 500 years to break down. You don't need a memory that lasts that long!
What are your tips for eco-friendly travel? Share them!
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🧐Oh my! Why being an animal is an insult again? 🤦🏽♀️ I’m not saying this to make you feel bad but that’s the sad truth about us...
Comment 🌱if you think that being an animal is better than being a human
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Blueland is reimagining household cleaning products to eliminate the need for single-use plastic packaging. We spoke with CEO and Co-Founder Sarah Paiji about the tablets (only $2!) that can be dissolved with water in reusable Forever Bottles and how this way of thinking is a game-changer when it comes to cleaning your home #seekminimal photo: @jessicaanngosnell | seekminimal.com
three times I BYO-ed and a fourth time I forgot but was dying of thirst (brought the cup home to recycle)
sending items to recycling isn't a good solution though because we can't be sure the items actually get recycled. sometimes the waste collectors just tip the contents of the recycling bin into the general waste (never seen this for myself though, only heard it from others who've seen it.) and many times the waste just gets shipped to developing countries, where it's stashed around in piles polluting the environment instead. this is especially so for plastics which degrade with every round of recycling, and are hence rather unprofitable to recycle. so the best way is to reduce and reuse ✌🏻
. #breadwithoutbags !!