compostable and biodegradable…plastics? As a consumer, you may have eaten take out with single-use cutlery that looked and felt like plastic, yet stated it was “biodegradable” or “compostable.” If I could guess, it probably had a cute, little leaf next to it. The feedstocks of such “bio-based” plastics are renewable and can be grown again
Author: Christina Lampert
Philadelphia-based sustainable outdoor apparel company, United By Blue, removes one pound of trash from waterways for every product purchased. They’ve also (low key, high key) won the partnership of big box retailer, Target, for their new Impact Collection. The line features sustainably sourced, high-quality clothing using the following materials. 1. Hemp Requires 50% less water compared to conventional cotton Returns 60-70% of
Bayer has announced that they are pulling glyphosate (Roundup) from store shelves by 2023. Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide in the world. It’s used to kill invasive weeds. why are they taking it off of shelves? In order to avoid lawsuits related to the chemical’s potential to cause cancer. The World Health Organization classified it as “probably carcinogenic to humans” back in 2015.
it’s getting hot in here In 2018, “The First Undeniable Climate Change Deaths” were reported in Japan. Scientists concluded in 2019 that the 1,000 heat-related deaths would not have happened without global warming. A new study calculates the mortality cost of carbon (MCC). This relays the future number of excess deaths associated with temperature rise. let’s cut to the chase The peer-reviewed
In-store traffic dropped 28.3% compared to pre-pandemic levels and e-commerce sales were down. If you’ve watched the The True Cost on Netflix, you know how emotional the concept of consumerism can be. Whether consumers are enjoying a less materialistic mindset, or we’re just not going out as much, it appears that our holiday purchasing habits are moving in the right