Big Brands Testing Sustainable Packaging- But it’s on us to Make it Last

Some of the largest personal care and packaged food companies in the world have announced they will begin selling their products in reusable containers, in efforts to respond to consumer…

A Parent’s Guide to Reducing Plastic at Home

We always say that children are the future, but it is up to us as parents to teach them how to be the change they want to see in the world.

It’s official: Plastic is Killing Everything

As a direct result of how we live our day-to-day lives, we are experiencing the fastest rate of extinction in history (Katz, 2018). Every minute, a truck load of plastic…

Microplastics: The Proof is in the…Poop?

Microplastics have been a pervasive hot topic for years; they have been found in the fish we eat, the salt we use and the water we drink-but their presence in…

Recycling Isn’t Working-Zero Waste Will

Even if you are a recycling pro, you still aren’t doing the environment any favors. While recycling is a necessary and essential part of living sustainably, it doesn’t solve the…

VIDEO: Coastal Cleanup Day 2018

Coastal Cleanup Day 2018 is a time to give back and work toward the global effort of cleaning up our Earth!

Could AI Change the Face of Recycling?

Imagine throwing all of your trash into one bin and leaving the heavy lifting for sorting to a robot. Bin-e, a Polish startup, has made its mission just that: to…

VIDEO: 42 Companies Commit to Reducing Plastic Waste

Aspirational Recycling: When Good Intentions Have Harsh Consequences

We all want to do right by the environment so badly that we sometimes toss things in the blue bin with only the hope that it will be repurposed.

World Environment Day

On June 5th, 1972 the United Nations saw that the Earth was suffering and as a result, its people were too. Together they created the United Nations Environmental Programme and set out on a mission to change the world. Two years later the world joined together to celebrate the first ever World Environment Day.

Are Bag Bans Working?

Governments around the world have been rolling out legislation to help curb the plastic pollution crisis, but the most pervasive ban thus far has been of single-use plastic shopping bags. But do these bans really work? The answer is a resounding YES!

Berkeley Creates Groundbreaking Ordinance Against Plastic Pollution

Plastic Bans of varying degrees have begun springing up in cities around the world, and this snowball effect has just sprouted…

Becoming an Activist Isn’t as Scary as You Think

When most of us think of activists we think of people with too much body hair that stand in front of bulldozers and chain themselves to trees, but there is…

Earth Day 2018 Rallies to End Plastic Pollution

On April 22, 1970 millions of individuals joined together to protest the growing pollution that was destroying the natural environment and impacting human health. They championed for positive environmental legislation…

China Won’t Take Your Trash Anymore-And Here’s Why That’s a Problem

China was the world’s largest importer of recyclable materials up until officials made the announcement last summer that they will no longer be taking other country’s mixed paper and plastic…