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Using and Recycling CO2 Canisters from Home Soda Machines: What You Need to Know

Using and Recycling CO2 Canisters from Home Soda Machines: What You Need to Know

Readers have asked many times about the sustainability of home soda dispensers. More households are choosing soda machines to reduce plastic bottle use, and Consumer Reports found these systems more than pay for themselves in savings after about two years. But are the CO2 gas and canisters sustainable? As we all know, CO2 is the gas warming the atmosphere — there is 50% more […]

Recycling Mystery: Water Filters

Recycling Mystery: Water Filters

Have you recently switched from bottled water to tap water? It’s a good move, environmentally speaking. Single-use plastics account for 40% of the nearly 350 million metric tons of plastic produced annually across the globe. Coca-Cola alone produces the equivalent of 200,000 water bottles a minute. Many people who forgo bottled water find they don’t like the taste of regular […]

Can You Meet the 60×40 Plastic Reduction Target?

Can You Meet the 60×40 Plastic Reduction Target?

Earth Day is the one day each year when everyone stops to think about the environment. Even if you’re one of those people who don’t think about the environment very often, by now you probably know that plastic is an environmental problem. This year, Earth Day set a goal to reduce the amount of plastic we all use by 60% […]

Get Ready To Celebrate Earth Day 2024!

Get Ready To Celebrate Earth Day 2024!

Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, is a reminder of our responsibility as part of nature to protect and nurture our planet. With Earth Day 2024 coming later this month, it’s the perfect time to plan the personal actions you can take to make a significant difference in reducing human environmental impact. Here are 10 ideas from leading environmental […]

Recycling Mystery: Ice Cream Cartons

Recycling Mystery: Ice Cream Cartons

I scream, you scream, we all scream when it comes to recycling ice cream cartons. Given that the average American consumes 20 pounds of ice cream each year, that’s a lot of packaging. So, are ice cream cartons recyclable? As you probably know, the base material for ice cream cartons is paper — specifically, paperboard. This is the same material […]

Guest Perspective: Embracing the Circular Economy Means Transforming Food Packaging for a Sustainable Future

Guest Perspective: Embracing the Circular Economy Means Transforming Food Packaging for a Sustainable Future

Embracing the circular economy is vitally important for all industries, especially in the context of food packaging. Using food packaging that helps create a circular economy can transform the food packaging industry into a more sustainable and efficient system. Although there can be many challenges when implementing more sustainable packaging, there are now innovative materials that the food packaging industry […]

Recycling Mystery: Plastic Utensils

Recycling Mystery: Plastic Utensils

Plastic utensils are not recyclable. If you’re considering buying any “disposable” with the intention of recycling it, it’s better to choose a reusable or compostable alternative. It’s time to move on from plastic utensils, plates, cups, and bowls — and in some nations, provinces, and states, single use plastics are being phased out through new bans on selling them. But […]

Monitor Deforestation Policies To Make Your Shopping Earth-Responsible

Monitor Deforestation Policies To Make Your Shopping Earth-Responsible

As calls for environmental preservation grow louder, deforestation is taking center stage. Last year, the European Union passed a law prohibiting the sale of products responsible for deforestation. However, a recent study by the nonprofit Ceres found that only 18 of 53 global companies have company-wide no-deforestation policies. Knowing more about the issue can help you make a positive difference. Deforestation plays […]

How Youth Can Help Stop The Plastic Pollution

How Youth Can Help Stop The Plastic Pollution

How can youth make its voice heard and create movements to preserve the environment? EcoTeens, a youth-led environmental organization, is working to raise awareness about the right way to recycle plastic bottle caps. With a mission to enable youth to become active agents of environmental stewardship, Ecoteens inspires action through innovative campaigns, educational initiatives, and community engagement. The program is […]