From old fire hoses to fishing nets, vinyl billboards to bowling alley floors, Repurposed Materials sells all sorts of cast-off industrial goods. It’s the ultimate old-fashioned green business -- selling something that would otherwise end up in the landfill, finding new uses for items at the end of their lives.
Billions of tons of plastic pollution litter our oceans, from plastic bags to fast-food containers. Recently, a photo of a turtle injured by a plastic straw has attracted a groundswell of support for the plastic-pollution revolution. Was this 2015 video the catalyst for the movement of plastic straw activism in 2018?
In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8, let’s re-commit to being part of the movement to build a more sustainable future. As Jacques-Yves Cousteau once compellingly said, “For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
Let’s be real. It’s almost impossible to throw a totally zero waste BBQ or party. But hosting one that’s (nearly) zero waste is actually pretty easy. I attempted my first zero waste BBQ five years ago. Since then, all my parties and hosted gatherings have followed suit.
A green upgrade for all your pet’s necessities is easier than it looks. Start with your dog’s “closet.” Next time your pup needs a new collar, leash, etc., make sure it’s non-toxic and eco-friendly. And eco-chic stylish, of course.
Advice from a California community garden founder on how to find land and raise funds, along with how to prepare for planting! Several dozen dirty gardening gloves are clipped to the wire fence with clothespins at the Lafayette Community Garden located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our friend Sharon Rowe started Eco-Bags Products in 1989 to address the problem of wasteful, single-use plastic bags. She introduced reusable bags as an alternative--so we can all just say no to single-use plastics.
We understand that your child’s tastes change. That’s why we’ve put together some quick and easy lunch ideas that offer a wealth of variations to give picky eaters the power to choose from the five food groups for the perfect balanced lunch.
Kristal Ambrose, founder of the Bahamas Plastic Movement, shares about the fun and educational youth camp that she has started up to inspire the next generation to be mindful of plastic and part of preventing this massive pollution.
We got some good news for the New Year! Hello 2018! Because of you, our ECOlunchbox community, we continue to make a positive impact on the planet! This is big! Our mission is to reduce plastic use and we're doing it.
Make your next shopping trip relatively painless and waste free with some careful planning ahead. Stainless steel food containers with tare weights etched on the bottom, like Blue Water Bentos by ECOlunchbox, are a great way to skip plastic tubs and bags. This is one our zero waste shopping tips.
A sophomore at the University of Virginia shares her tips and tricks. When I moved away from home to attend college, I knew that I wanted to continue to live a more conscious, green lifestyle. At first the obstacles seemed overwhelming. With some practice, I developed some strategies that have helped me reduce my waste and my carbon footprint. It took about four to six months to get the routine down, but I went from not being sure how to get started in my new environment to establishing some easy, simple behaviors that help me live greener on campus. They also help me save a lot of money…a big win for any college student.