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Are Tea Bags Really Made Out Of Plastic?

Are Tea Bags Really Made Out Of Plastic?

There’s nothing better than a fresh cup of green tea in the morning or a warm chai to end your day, but the question is, how wasteful are your tea bags? You’re probably aware that anything you have to throw away and that doesn’t decompose is technically wasteful, but surprisingly, conventional tea bags are also made of plastic. In fact, almost 25% of the tea bag is made of small tiny pieces of plastic, otherwise known as microplastics.  Microplastics might even be worse than other forms of plastic since they’re too small to recognize and end up sneaking their way...

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How Eco-Friendly is Your Dish Sponge? 5 Reasons Give Up Plastic Sponges ASAP

How Eco-Friendly is Your Dish Sponge? 5 Reasons Give Up Plastic Sponges ASAP

When you just begin your zero-waste journey, you’ll probably stop buying all kinds of products, like plastic forks, cups, hygiene bottles, and so on. But what about your dish sponge? If you’re sitting there wondering why your dish sponge would be an issue, well, allow us to teach you more about what they’re made of!  Unfortunately, if you’re using one of those conventional green or yellow sponges, it’s made out of plastic. Microplastics, to be exact, are incredibly harmful to our planet for several reasons. Here’s why you should give up plastic sponges ASAP and make the switch to eco-friendly...

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DIY Toothpaste: Eco-Friendly Toothpaste That Actually Tastes Good

DIY Toothpaste: Eco-Friendly Toothpaste That Actually Tastes Good

We’re all for a minimal morning routine, but if there’s one thing that we all need to continue using, it’s toothpaste! Not only for fresh breath and white teeth but to prevent oral problems that could arise with poor dental hygiene. When it comes to conventional toothpaste, it’s always been a no brainer to just grab one at the store, without much hesitation.  Well, as it turns out, toothpaste is one of the easiest products that you can make at home. And the best part is, we’re pretty confident that you have all of the ingredients in your pantry already!...

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Finding Zero-Waste Hair Products That Work For You

Finding Zero-Waste Hair Products That Work For You

It’s one thing to swap out your plastic dish sponge with one that’s biodegradable and made from bamboo, but another thing to make zero-waste swaps for personal care products. Trust us; we understand the hesitance that comes with zero-waste beauty, hygiene, and hair care products! Especially if you’ve been loyal to certain products most of your life, it’s not that simple to start using something new, even if it means a cleaner planet. Here’s how you can transition into an eco-friendly hair care routine without damage, stress, or worry! What Are Zero-Waste Hair Products? Think of zero-waste hair products as...

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A Guide to Package-Free Grocery Shopping

A Guide to Package-Free Grocery Shopping

Here’s our guide to package-free shopping and all the tips you need for a stress-free experience!

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