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Top 5 Reasons You Should Switch to Zero-Waste Toothpaste Tabs

Top 5 Reasons You Should Switch to Zero-Waste Toothpaste Tabs

What Are Toothpaste Tabs?  Toothpaste tablets have been getting a lot of attention lately. What's the buzz about?  What are toothpaste tabs, and how do they work? It’s pretty simple. Tooth tabs (also known as toothpaste tabs, zero waste toothpaste tabs, or toothpaste tablets) are simply toothpaste in a tablet form, without the added water.  This means they are compact, dense with nutrients for your teeth, and come in a pill-like form. The concept is to create a concentrated form of toothpaste activated by saliva or water to mimic the texture and feel of standard toothpaste.  Typically, zero-waste toothpaste tablets...

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Is Your Kitchen Zero-Waste? Here Are Changes You Can Make NOW

Is Your Kitchen Zero-Waste? Here Are Changes You Can Make NOW

Kitchen waste is a serious problem we need to address.  Most kitchens are a major source of food waste, single-use plastics, and other wasteful patterns. Research shows that single-use plastics account for 40 percent of the plastic produced every year.  Imagine if we could reduce plastic waste (especially single-use plastic) in the kitchen of every home, how big of a difference it would make! Sustainable kitchen swaps, zero-waste products, and eco-friendly choices are the solutions that will set us on a path to a cleaner future.  Create a Backyard Compost to Combat Kitchen Food Waste  Composts require natural resources to...

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How To Reduce Waste at Home and Live a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

How To Reduce Waste at Home and Live a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Our single-use plastic and impulsive buying patterns have gotten us in deep with waste.  The environment is suffering, but you don’t need us to tell you that. We need answers – especially at home. How can we address this global waste crisis that lives right under our noses, inside our houses?  Here are some of the simplest, most effective ways you can start reducing your waste at home and work towards becoming a zero-waste household.  Stop Emotionally Buying, Start Practicing Sustainable Consumer Practices, and Choosing Zero-Waste Products  One of the biggest culprits when it comes to consumer waste at home?...

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste and Care for the Environment

10 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste and Care for the Environment

Plastic waste isn’t a new problem, but it’s one that desperately needs our attention. The wasteful patterns and single-use plastics that flood every industry and home must be addressed.  How To Reduce Your Plastic Waste and Work Towards a Zero-Waste Lifestyle  Did you know that the United States generated the largest amount of plastic waste of any country in the world in 2016?  With harrowing statistics and depressing updates, it’s hard to stay positive and feel like there’s any solution.  But all it takes is some awareness and initiative on your part to make a significant change in your plastic...

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Zero Waste Over Everything – Why Recycling Isn't Working Anymore.

Zero Waste Over Everything – Why Recycling Isn't Working Anymore.

  Recycling. It’s known as an “eco-friendly” practice. But is it really?  Unfortunately, widespread recycling myths and misinformation create millions of tons of waste each year. America alone generates 34.5 million tons of plastic waste each year, enough to fill Houston’s Astrodome stadium 1,000 times.  The worst part? Only 9% of recycled items actually get recycled. Why Recycling has Become Known as an Eco-friendly Practice The EPA defines recycling as the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. If it were that simple and products were all...

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