Construction is one of the world’s least eco-friendly industries. It makes up 40 percent of all carbon emissions and pumps waste into local ecosystems. Thankfully, the industry has started to make positive changes to reduce its environmental footprint. These 10 building materials in particular are changing the game and creating new-look sustainable communities. 1. Bamboo […]
Did you know, each year consumers in the U.S. discard 10 billion pounds of plastic into landfills? The problem with this is, plastic doesn’t decompose like paper and other non-organic substances, so it accumulates in our soil and oceans, polluting the earth and affecting marine life. This is why it’s so important to use eco-friendly […]
Reusable packaging is not a new concept. As some brands have perfected their packaging to produce less waste, some have gone even further by creating an enjoyable customer experience with how they package products. According to the 2021 Global Buying Green Report, 70% of consumers said they would spend more money on a product with […]
Prioritizing an environmentally-responsible, green home is something we all should want to do. But, what are your options if your current property falls somewhat short of the mark? The good news is when it comes to eco-friendly home improvements, there are many things you can do to make a green home that won’t even require […]
Composting is way easier than you think, yet so many of us are overwhelmed at the concept. That’s why this week we invited Jon Reed, the Founder/CEO of Compostic, a New Zealand company combating plastic waste with compostable cling wrap and resealable bags! Jon shares everything you need to know about composting, how laziness can inspire innovation, and why civil wars have been fought over beers.
No matter when and where you grew up, you’ve probably become well-aware of the various plastic one- and single-use products on the market today. In fact, many of us grew up with the mistaken belief these products were a great “convenience” in our lives. Plastic-free was not a word we heard often and, when we […]
For this month’s Biofriendly DIY article, we thought we’d give you a little insight into how to create a zero-waste picnic or backyard BBQ. Having an outdoor picnic or barbeque is something a lot of people do at this time of year. The weather is nice, kids are out of school and, after the last […]
Coffee is a staple of so many cultures and everyday routines around the world, with millions of cups consumed every day. It’s a highly traded commodity that plays a big part of the global economy. But as delicious as coffee is, it’s not without its consequences to the plan – the growing and transportation of coffee […]
Did you know that you could talk to your local health food store about switching out those vinyl produce stickers out for something more compostable? All you have to do is ask!
Over the years, our society has become more and more dependent on plastic. It’s a true, but unfortunate, fact. People are so focused on convenience in the here and now, they forget (or many not even realize) the environmental impact single- and one-use plastic waste has on our world. According to experts, ocean plastics could […]