Category: Everyday Choices

Flakes That Turn to rPet

rPET: Sustainable Fashion’s Problem Child

What is rPET? In fashion, rPET (or recycled polyethylene terephthalate) typically means single-use plastic bottles, old fishing nets, and industrial waste turned into recycled polyester. We’re all familiar with polyester, because it’s everywhere. It’s the most widely used fabric in the world, accounting for 52% of all fiber production in 2020 (double …

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“I am a Taker”

I have the problem I imagine that you have. I consume more than my fair share. I consume because it’s convenient—think, heating our large house in town;

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Bright Laundry Room

Simple Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Laundry Routine

Depending on how you do your laundry, a single load can result in anywhere from .6 to 3.3 kg of carbon. If you take into consideration that the average American family does about 300 loads of laundry per year, that’s anywhere from 180 to 990 kg of CO2 emissions per family per year …

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5 Ways to Donate to Reduce Waste and Ensure Reuse

I still cannot believe it’s been over a year (pre-pandemic times, oh my!) since I volunteered with sorting items to be processed and priced at Goodwill. One by one, I went through clothing donations, inspecting their condition and evaluating each piece, making the call on what could be sold in-store. Although this experience sometimes feels …

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10 Easy Ways to Ditch Plastics for the Spring

Plastic Free July is coming to a close and whether you’ve made loads of changes in your daily routine or are still trying to get the hang of recognizing plastic in your life, there’s no wrong place to be in your journey. To help the people that might need some inspiration of how to progress …

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