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MarinaTex: A Revolutionary Bioplastic Made from Fish Scales

MarinaTex: A Revolutionary Bioplastic Made from Fish Scales

With the world waking up and taking notice of our huge plastic problem, bioplastics are being developed from numerous things. We have corn bioplastics and cactus bioplastics, but not yet a bioplastic developed from our own waste. Lucy Hughes is the first to combine her bioplastic ideas with our day to day waste, using fish scales that would otherwise end up in the trash.
Washing Machines in a Corner

How to Care For Terra Thread Products

Terra Thread products are eco-friendly, stylish and built to last. It’s important to know how to care for and clean your Terra Thread products to keep them in pristine shape for years to come. If you use a Terra Thread backpack or tote, daily wear can be harsh, thus why it’s important to regularly clean your bag.
Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month

Do you think before you buy? Research the product, the brand, the factory and the material? Do you know if the person who made your item was paid fairly? If you don’t already look into these things, October, Fair Trade Month, is the time to start. October is the time to spread the word about ethi...
5 Ways to Save the Bees

5 Ways to Save the Bees

Since the 1990s, bee population has been slowly declining on a global scale. In more recent years, concern is heightening as bee populations take a turn for the worst. Here are 5 ways you can help save the bees.
Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

It’s not too late to get in on Plastic Free July. Plastic Free July is a movement and a foundation started in Australia, encouraging people to live through the month of July with no plastic. They have motivated over 120 million people in 177 different countries. The Plastic Free July website also provides year-round resources for those who are wishing to reduce their waste and be a more conscious consumer.
Are Your Beauty Products Safe?

Are Your Beauty Products Safe?

All those big word ingredients on your skincare, makeup and haircare products can be overwhelming. Do you know what all of those ingredients mean? Clean beauty has recently come into the spotlight as concern is raised over some popular skincare and makeup ingredients. The cosmetic industry is a 60 billion dollar a year business, as the average woman uses 12 products a day with over 168 ingredients in them (EWG). There are practically no regulations in the United States regarding ingredients, as the last law for cosmetics was passed in 1938 and only approximately 30 ingredients are prohibited. When we compare to the EU, they have over 1328 ingredients banned from use.

Zero Waste 101

Zero Waste 101

Zero waste is a movement started in the late 1990s and early 2000s that is now sparking change across the globe. Zero waste is a lifestyle free of as much trash as possible. Many boast only having a mason jar full of trash after one full year. While this is very unobtainable for some, there are steps that everyone can take to produce less trash in their day to day lives.