Okay, let's talk giveaways. You know the ones you hand out at trade shows and events. You take home to the kids and they think you are the best. Honestly, we know it's going to end up in a landfill somewhere and probably in some poor albatross' belly. Because most schwag is not eco-friendly. We call it CPJ (Cheap Plastic Junk), but what if you could give away something that you wanted to keep because it was useful? And what if it was super green? The things we like to call unintended benefits instead of consequences. PROMOrx is a provider of such eco-friendly goodies. Things that will give you confidence when you hand them out that say, "We believe in protecting the environment", even down to our giveaways.
Everyone wants to kick the off summer right! But you can do it without creating a lot extra waste. Beth reviews tips on purchasing for summer picnics, recycling at the summer party, how to make a staycation the most fun, how to save a bunch of money on your electric bill this summer and eating lots of fresh organic fruits and veggies for a healthier summer. So yes, basically the kitchen sink!
Sustainability is a large umbrella. Some of the topics are obvious: renewables, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture including organic farming, water conservation and environmental justice, but not many people think about the act of shopping local which includes banking locally. Supporting local shops keeps more money in the community and helps communities be more resilient.
100 Steps to Living More Sustainable - 3 Alternatives to Plastic Straws | Full of Useless Information
Americans use 500 million plastic straws each and every day. Although the plastic is made from recyclable plastic, straws are too small for the machines that recycle plastic. There are many things we use each day for convenience. Many of those items create a waster stream beyond imagination. Let's take simple steps to reduce that convenience. Here are three alternatives with a bonus tip to reduce plastic straw waste.
Tennis balls, what do you do with them when they've lost their bounce? No need to worry. You can recycle them. For recreational players, you know you can go through a lot of tennis balls. You give them to your coach, friends with dogs, but they are stacking up. Don't send them to the landfill, send them to rebounces.com. You can ship for free and now they will be recycled into tennis courts! If you love, the sport you know you are going through a can of balls per match. Now you can know your old yellow fuzzies are going to have a second life.