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What To Do With Old Pillows? Ideas for Reuse and Recycling
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·25·21
Pillows provide that extra comfort that makes sleeping in bed and sitting on the couch more enjoyable. They help prevent joint pain and stiffness caused by lying or sitting in one position for a long time. Pillows are great, but they don't last forever. So if you’re wondering what to do with those used pillows […]
Is Silicone Recyclable? How to Recycle Silicone Correctly
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·19·21
People now advocate for the use of more eco-friendly materials for products. Silicone is often regarded as a healthier and more environmentally-friendly item for household and food packaging products. However, is silicone recyclable when it hits the end of its lifespan?
Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable? - How to Recycle Foil Correctly
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·17·21
nscious consumers are asking is, “is aluminum foil recyclable?” The short answer is yes; you can recycle aluminum foil. However, the how is not quite as straightforward, and in this article, we’ll answer this question in more detail to address your concerns. 
Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable? - How to Dispose of Bubblewrap
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·13·21
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of unwrapping packages is getting to pop the air bubbles in the plastic bubble wrap. Bubble wrap has helped to prevent untold damage to fragile goods since it was invented. There is no doubt about its usefulness, but as someone who is eco-conscious, you’re likely still left with the question […]
Alternatives to Wet Wipes - 12 Best Plastic Free and Biodegradable Wipes
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·09·21
Every time we flush wet wipes that contain plastics they slowly release microplastics and toxins into the waterways and land. Furthermore, there’s also a major challenge of wipes blocking sewage systems. Due to this growing concern, there’s a need to consider plastic-free alternatives to wet wipes. Here's 12 best alternatives to wet wipes.
Can You Recycle Styrofoam? How to Recycle and Dispose of Polystyrene
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·09·21
Polystyrene use will rival the popularity of plastic bags. Almost all manufacturers use it one way or the other. From electronics to packaging and building insulation, this versatile material does everything from keeping our deliveries from breaking to keeping us warm. The product is widely consumed, and we should all be concerned about its environmental […]
Are Tea Bags Compostable & Do They Go In The Food Waste Bin?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·29·21
Many manufacturers have come under scrutiny for using plastics in their tea bags. Some of them use a plastic polymer called polypropylene in tea bags, ensuring the paper tea bags are heat-sealed and stronger when wet. But, apart from this, many tea bags are largely plastic material. This raises the question of whether it’s safe […]
#Maskuary Campaign Art Shows Debut at the London Climate Action Week
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
06·07·21
The unforeseen occurrence of the global covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the use of unmanageable levels of biomedical plastic protective equipment (PPE) which have played significant roles in protecting people during the COVID-19 pandemic at a great cost to the environment. The widespread use of single-use PPE created a massive disruption in the supply chain […]
20 Recycling Tips for Effective Recycling at Home
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·06·21
With recycling, you can do your bit in reducing pollution, climate change, and waste almost effortlessly. Perhaps the best thing when you follow our recycling tips below is that you can make the most of your local facilities, helping guarantee maximum recycling of your waste.
Reusable Coffee Cups - Carry One To Fill Up Plastic Waste Free
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·21
If you’re an avid coffee drinker, the chances are that you need your morning boost daily. Our coffee fix often entails taking a trip to the coffee shop. Unfortunately, single-use coffee cups are no fix for the environment. Whether it’s the paper cups for a hot drink or the plastic for an iced beverage, they […]
What Can't Be Recycled? 18 Things You Can't Recycle and Why
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·26·21
For the new recycling enthusiast, you may not imagine that anything is unrecyclable. However, a number of everyday items make it onto the list of things that can’t be recycled. The major reason for this is that recyclers can’t make new materials out of them. Or sometimes the item is too difficult to recycle and […]
What Not to Compost? (and What You Can)
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·17·21
With the right resources and materials, composting at home has become a straightforward process. Compost is an important ingredient that you can add to the soil to aid plant growth, helping your plants and garden to flourish. Below we cover what you can and what not to compost. Waste such as food scraps and yard […]
Recycling; the good, the bad, and the ugly
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BY Sam Colyer ·
03·26·21
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, ideas, and inspiration from across the world, demonstrating how real action can accomplish a positive social impact. This time we’re talking about recycling; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s talk trash It’s worth kicking off with some recycling facts from around the world. We love a good […]
20 DIY Ideas for Upcycling Plastic Waste at Home
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·19·21
Plastic bottles and bags are usually single-use items; people use and dispose of them without little or no thought of recycling. Plastics are rapidly expanding as a section of municipal solid waste. It is a fact that plastic is not great for the environment; therefore, reducing how much plastic we consume is necessary. In this […]
Amplified Medical Waste in the Times of Corona
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BY Selva Ozelli ·
02·19·21
While protecting lives and recovery of livelihoods are at the core of national and local policies and actions, proper management of waste stemming from this pandemic – such as the use of single-use disposable medical masks, gloves, containers-- is an essential civic service to minimize possible secondary impacts upon health and the environment.
Why is it Important to Recycle? Reasons to Recycle Plastic, Metal & More
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
11·13·20
Take a closer look at your trash can. Is everything in there really waste? It is most likely that you could still use much of what goes in your trash for purposes other than what you acquired them for. We can renew the life of some materials by recycling them. Recycling means converting waste into […]
Biodegradable vs. Compostable - What's the Difference?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
10·31·20
As we move towards a more environmentally aware society, we keep making efforts to introduce more eco-friendly products into the mainstream. One important factor we consider before classifying a product as eco-friendly is its material composition. When trying to understand biodegradable vs compostable - what's the difference?
Steps Towards Tackling Waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
10·30·20
#TRVSTLOVES curates news, ideas and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish positive social impact. This time we’re taking a look at recent news around waste initiatives and startups looking to tackle the problem.
Recycling Plastic Waste into Ecoboats for Fishermen
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BY Ismael Essome Ebone ·
10·10·20
Describe Ecoboats for Fishermen - what makes your project unique? Madiba & Nature has launched its program to involve fishermen in the sustainable management of coastal fisheries through community mobilization around the recycling of marine plastic waste since 2017. The organization focuses its program around three major projects in order to have a significant impact […]
33 Food Waste Facts & Statistics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·12·20
Food waste may occur at any stage of the food supply chain, such as processing, retail, and consumption. It is, now more than ever, evident that food waste has become a global issue. Beyond the food product, we also waste resources such as fuel and water through the entire supply chain process. This wastage is […]
38 Plastic Pollution Facts & Statistics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·12·20
Fish and sea mammals, including whales and seagulls, suffer from complications every year due to plastic ingestion. Around the world, countries are imposing bans and tight restrictions on plastic use to curb this waste. Beyond ocean plastics, the plastic pollution facts show us the magnitude of this (growing) problem.
46 Recycling Facts & Statistics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·12·20
Where does our trash go after we empty it into a garbage truck? Some recycling facts (as we will see below) reveal that the bulk of our waste ends up in incinerators and water bodies such as rivers and oceans. The rest will likely end up buried hundreds of feet under the ground. We’re recycling, […]
What Happens to My Recycled Food Waste?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·07·20
Many of us find comfort in the vague knowledge that somewhere out there, someone is recycling our waste. But have you ever asked, “what happens to my recycled food waste?” Food waste is a major issue. Each year, people around the globe throw away vast quantities of food.
11 Plastic Documentary Films to Watch
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·07·20
We often refer to the media as a reflection of society, or perhaps, our reality. These plastic documentaries to watch bring to the fore the aggressive global problem that is plastic pollution.
What Happens to Our Plastic Waste?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·06·20
Plastic is not something that we can just use and then forget about. What happens to our plastic waste is a problem for our environment, on a scale which we cannot ignore. Plastic waste affects Earth's ecosystems and has a profound negative impact on the environment, wildlife and people.
Business Moves to Reduce Plastic Waste
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BY Sam Colyer ·
07·13·20
Plastic Free July encourages us to reduce our plastic waste. Businesses are stepping up too with some truly inspirational ideas.
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