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How To Recycle Inhalers

How To Recycle Inhalers

If you need an inhaler, the chances are good you think about that little device pretty often — making sure you have it when you head to the gym or out in nature, making sure you have a replacement canister when the number of remaining puffs gets low. And if you’re an environmentalist, you might think about how to properly […]

How Medical Sharps Disposal Came To Oklahoma

How Medical Sharps Disposal Came To Oklahoma

Editor’s Note: Our friends at the Product Stewardship Institute recently helped the state of Oklahoma solve its medical sharps disposal dilemma. They graciously agreed to share their lessons learned and actions you can take to handle medical sharps safely in your community. Medical sharps, such as needles and syringes, are convenient devices used by millions to safely self-inject medications outside […]

Green Your Period

Green Your Period

Close to 20 billion pads, tampons, and applicators enter North American landfills every year. The mind-boggling generation of waste is just one in a series of serious environmental impacts created by feminine hygiene products. Is it possible to green your period? Editor’s note: This post contains affiliate links, which helps fund our Recycling Directory, the most comprehensive in North America. […]

Guest Opinion: The Role of Plant-Based Medicine in Sustainable Healthcare

Guest Opinion: The Role of Plant-Based Medicine in Sustainable Healthcare

Sustainable healthcare aims to reduce waste, pollution, and energy usage associated with traditional healthcare procedures. It also attempts to increase operational performance and cut costs while minimizing environmental impacts. What is the most beneficial factor that can help achieve high-quality care? Plant-based medicines might hold the answer.  The World Health Organization reports  that traditional medicines involve several different methods of […]

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Orlo Nutrition Introduces Carbon-Negative Algae-based Omega-3 Oil Supplements

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Orlo Nutrition Introduces Carbon-Negative Algae-based Omega-3 Oil Supplements

Nutritional supplements, which the Centers for Disease Control report that 57.6% of adults consume, have significant environmental impacts. One family of supplements, Omega-3 oils, the healthy fats about 20 million Americans take each month to support brain and circulatory health, is responsible for the decline of krill in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica and overfishing of pelagic fish, such as […]

Killer Beauty: The Hidden Dangers of Personal Care Products

Killer Beauty: The Hidden Dangers of Personal Care Products

The quest for killer looks continues to threaten women’s health. Despite growing awareness of the negative health impact of many industrial beauty product ingredients, you still need to take time to understand whether what you buy in the beauty and personal care section of the store will harm you. Today, women also have the political power and growing calls for […]

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Avoiding PFAS and Other Water Contaminants

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Avoiding PFAS and Other Water Contaminants

Drinking water is at risk of becoming scarce in the face of climate change. More than 50% of the nation has experienced drought since 2000. Rich “Raz” Razgaitis, CEO of Bluewater North America, a water purification company, joins the conversation to discuss the rising incidence in tap water of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, the forever chemicals used […]

Earth911 Special Video Event: How Saving Krill Could Help Save The Planet

Earth911 Special Video Event: How Saving Krill Could Help Save The Planet

Tune in for an important conversation about the future of krill, the billions of tiny crustaceans that are a keystone in the food chain of the Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. Overfishing of krill to make Omega-3 oil products also threatens a vital carbon sink that pulls planet-warming CO2 from the environment. This special video event features environmental journalist Ashlan Cousteau of EarthEcho International, Doug Heske, […]

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 […]

We Earthlings: Avoid PPD In Hair Dyes

We Earthlings: Avoid PPD In Hair Dyes

If you’re one of the 64 million Americans who dye their hair, check the ingredients before your next salon visit or DIY coloring session to see if the products you use contain Paraphenylenediamine, or PPD. This common ingredient can harm your health and nature if it escapes into waterways — and they will because wastewater treatment plants cannot filter PPD […]