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What is Sustainable Tourism? Exploring Sustainability in Travel.
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
12·05·20
Tourism has tremendous impacts on nations’ economies, providing them with alternative income sources and driving infrastructural development. But many are starting to ask if these benefits are worth the consumption rates, ecological damage, and other negative impacts of having travelers troop in and out of locations daily. Now, we ask, what is sustainable tourism, and […]
Zero Waste Toothpaste - 14 Best Plastic Free Choices
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
11·22·20
Inevitably, toothpaste manufacturers focus on what their products claim to do for us—including preventing cavities, freshening our breath, and brightening our smiles. However, you’ll be right to note they rarely champion one end result of using their toothpaste. - A plastic tube that cannot be reused and, being partially full of toothpaste, cannot be recycled. […]
Eco-Friendly Floss - 10 Best Choices for Zero Waste Oral Hygiene
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11·21·20
What tiny, innocuous product is more important to our health than a little strip of dental floss—perhaps only 12 inches long. Floss is a dentist’s best friend, and your sure way to make your teeth happy. Floss is an enormously important part of our dental hygiene. Further, we can connect dental hygiene directly to our […]
Eco-Friendly Packaging - 15 More Sustainable Packaging Options
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11·15·20
Here, with the ongoing march of eCommerce and online shopping, we explore some of the choices you have available as a store owner to purchase eco-friendly packaging. Or, for that matter, if you’re simply looking to post a parcel to a loved one and are seeking to avoid plastic waste or non-sustainable options.
12 Best Zero Waste Shampoo Bars for Eco-Friendly Haircare
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11·14·20
Zero waste shampoo bars help reduce plastic waste, last longer, and most often come naturally chemical-free for a toxin-free hair routine. Here’s our list of some of the best zero waste shampoo choices out there for naturally healthy hair, waste-free. We hope you enjoy it.
11 Alternatives to Biodegradable Balloons & Eco-Friendly Balloon Swaps
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11·13·20
Colorful and bright balloons. The problem is that our latex balloons are neither environmentally friendly nor sustainable. Here we explore eco-friendly balloon alternatives and why switching out balloons is a small step we can all take to help the environment.
Zero Waste Sunscreen - 10 Best Plastic Free and Reef Safe Choices
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11·13·20
Whether at the austere mountaintop or the tranquil oceanside, there is one thing above all that is necessary to fully enjoy these settings: sunscreen. And to protect these beautiful places and your skin you’re best to choose zero waste sunscreen.
What is Permaculture & Its Principles?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
11·10·20
Around the world, there is untold evidence of humans as destructive agents to nature. The human system has been to collect until resources become exhausted and then move onto something else. Permaculture design is a system of bringing together conceptual, material, and non-material components in a strategic order that benefits all. You might ask, what […]
Benefits of Thrift Shopping For Second Hand Clothes
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10·31·20
Do you thrift? You do if you’ve ever been to a store that sells previously owned goods like clothes, electronics, furniture, books, or music. You do if you’ve ever used an online used goods site like eBay, Etsy, or Craigslist. Ever shop at a consignment store? That’s thrifting. You can even call yourself a “thrifter” […]
How to Shop for Thrift Clothing Finds
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10·31·20
Finding stores full of worthwhile second-hand fashion has become the go-to for obtaining all manner of merchandise at a price you can afford. There is even a new hip name for shopping at the bargain store: “thrifting.” If you go thrifting, you’re a thrifter. However, to get the most out of thrifting, there are some basic […]
Zero Waste Shaving - 19 Best Low Waste Shaving Essentials
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10·11·20
Modern shaving is a plastic laden affair. Disposable handles, plastic tubes, and a seemingly never-ending arms race to add more blades, vibration, and lubricating strips are all designed for promising a better shave. And encourage you to buy the latest handle. Here we look at the zero waste shaving alternatives, selecting the essentials you need […]
Hemp Straws - 6 of the Best for Biodegradable Slurping
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10·10·20
Intellectually, we all side with the environmentalists who want to end the multiple environmental hazards of plastic straws. Only, how are we supposed to drink our sodas, smoothies, and milkshakes? Paper straws simply will not suffice. The answer is really quite simple: we need to move away from PLA plastic straws, forget about paper straws, […]
Best Reusable Tea Bags and Eco-Friendly Strainers
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10·05·20
Join some of the world’s more discerning and more environmentally friendly tea drinkers and eschew the single-use tea bag. We can accomplish this by kitting ourselves up with reusable tea bags and strainers. To speed that process, here is our list of the 17 best reusable tea bags and strainers.
Hemp Socks - 13 Best for Eco-Friendly Feet Treats
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10·04·20
For breathable, all-day comfort, whether on the commute to work or hiking in the outdoors, give a pair of hemp socks a try. Once you’ve tried a pair of hemp socks, there’s a decent chance you’ll end up replacing those cotton socks and synthetic fibers in your sock draw as they wear out with hemp […]
How to Sell Second Hand Clothes on the Internet?
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09·27·20
Starting an online thrift store is a great idea, whether you’re doing it for charity or looking to build a new income stream. A thrift store is a low-cost, low-entry business that anyone can grow from the comfort of their home. If you’re wondering how to start an online thrift store, this article will cover a […]
Resale Fashion - Disrupting Fast Fashion
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09·20·20
Fashion also has a reputation for being controversial and confrontational. This is borne out these days by a struggle between two different elements of the clothing industry: “fast fashion” and “fashion resale.” What are these two forces of fashion, and should the average person—who seldom watches fashion shows—really care?
What Is Slow Fashion? And How To Join the Slow Fashion Movement
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·16·20
The slow fashion movement is a much-needed response to the growing fast fashion industry and its resulting environmental damage. If you’re asking “what is slow fashion?”, here’s a detailed breakdown of the slow fashion concept and what it means to the fashion industry.
How to Minimize Your Wardrobe -  Declutter Your Closet & Save Money
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·10·20
Clothing and accessories are significant contributors to clutter. People hoard clothing they no longer wear for various reasons. A report by WRAP says that consumers in the UK have about £30 billion worth of clothes they have not worn for the past year. By learning how to minimise your wardrobe, you can manage your space […]
Best Hemp Backpacks - 10 Pure Hemp & Himalayan Backpack Picks
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09·07·20
Now is the season when backpacks are on everyone’s mind. Of course, students are getting into back-to-school mode all the way from preschool through graduate school. More than that, as the world gradually reopens for business, more and more of us are carrying our work documents, laptops, and supplies in backpacks. A great many of […]
17 Zero Waste Makeup Brands for Sustainable Beauty Routines
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·07·20
For people who love makeup and are also creating a zero-waste lifestyle, the idea of zero-waste makeup may seem a challenging task. But new and innovative brands are promising that we can go waste-free and wear makeup at the same time. To help you on the way we’ve compiled a list of 17 zero-waste makeup […]
Circular Fashion - Definition and Progress Towards Sustainability
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·05·20
Stakeholders in the fashion industry, from consumers to manufacturers, are beginning to realize the impact of our fashion choices, especially in our environment and various economies. Here we take a look at the introduction of circular fashion practices and initiatives whilst answering the questions “what is circular fashion?”. And more importantly, can it help?
Why Is Water Conservation Important?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·04·20
Freshwater is one of the most essential natural resources on our planet. It’s imperative to take an integrated, sustainable approach, consider the world's water cycle, and think about the usage and conservation of freshwater. By asking why water conservation is important, we will begin to uncover the damaging effects of some of our habits and […]
Refillable Laundry Detergent - For A Zero Waste Laundry
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·07·20
Our laundry routines involve more waste and consumption than we may assume. Making the right choices when it comes to how you wash your clothes can help you to become more eco-friendly. And when you consider the waste that comes with laundry, a great step towards being a bit more green is to use refillable […]
Bring Your Own Bags
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·26·20
Breaking our reliance on single-use plastic can be a challenge. But the small steps we take to move in the right direction really can make a big difference. Bring your own bag to help reduce plastic waste.
History of Second Hand Thrift Shopping
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07·15·20
You may see her at a thrift store—Jane Fonda, that beautiful, famous Oscar-winning actress and activist in her 80s who recently announced she is never buying any new clothes again. She obviously heard the word about sustainability, that around the world we are creating more clothes than we need. When we purchase second-hand clothes or […]
25 Zero Waste Gifts Ideas For Conscious Presents
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06·12·20
Gift buying can be a challenge for anyone. Coming up with eco-friendly, zero waste gift ideas is even more tasking once you attempt the search. As we celebrate special events and seasons with the people in our lives, we should remember to consciously pick items which will eventually cause little to no harm to our […]
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