12 Best Plastic Straw Alternatives (My 2020 Recommendations)
Sustainable Living

12 Best Plastic Straw Alternatives (My 2020 Recommendations)

According to some estimates, Americans use between 170 million and 390 million plastic straws every single day.  Most of these straws eventually end up in an ocean, where they collect in garbage patches or break down into dangerous microplastics. Plastic straws can also be mistaken for food by turtles and other marine animals. Once swallowed,…

Why Residents need Waste Removal Services in London
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Why Residents need Waste Removal Services in London

Much emphasis is being laid on waste management in the safest way possible. Rubbish clearance in London is of course a big task that requires lots of planning and knowledge to maintain the balance of the environment, and to make the process cost effective. Waste removal plays a vital role in the cleanliness drive of London (or any city, for…

Geothermal Energy vs. Ground Source Heat Pumps: What’s the Difference?
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Geothermal Energy vs. Ground Source Heat Pumps: What’s the Difference?

There is widespread confusion between the terminology of geothermal energy and ground source heat pumps, also known by their acronym, GSHPs. This confusion is understandable when we consider that the two terms are used almost interchangeably, particularly in North America. There is also a true similarity between the two energy solutions in that both harness…

The Impact of Toilet Paper on the Environment (Effects & Facts)
Environment

The Impact of Toilet Paper on the Environment (Effects & Facts)

We use toilet paper every day in the western world, and it’s something that we barely think about. So, I started wondering: how does our use of toilet paper affect the environment? After toilet paper is flushed, it will eventually biodegrade. This means that unless there is a leak in your sewage system, toilet paper…

Top 21 Ways to Save Energy at Home (How-To Instructions Included!)
Sustainable Living

Top 21 Ways to Save Energy at Home (How-To Instructions Included!)

Conserving energy is a great way to help the environment and save a lot of money at home too (from electricity and utility bill savings). In this article, I’ll be showing you some of the top 21 ways you can make your home more energy-efficient, and conserve energy at the same time. I’ll also be…

What is an Organic Mattress? (Types, Pros & Cons, and Eco-Friendliness)
Sustainable Living

What is an Organic Mattress? (Types, Pros & Cons, and Eco-Friendliness)

Nowadays we have a rainbow of options when it comes to the surface we sleep on, so it’s easy to forget about the small details that make our snooze comfortable and healthy. If we look back at our prehistoric ancestors, they used a rudimentary type of mattress, built using organic materials (leaves, branches, straw, wool,…

Should Plastic Straws Be Banned? [Pros & Cons of a Straw Ban]
Sustainable Living

Should Plastic Straws Be Banned? [Pros & Cons of a Straw Ban]

Plastic straws are everywhere we look. We use them to drink beverages at home and we get them at almost every restaurant. Recently, however, plastic straws have been the subject of many plastic bans in an attempt to help the environment.  But should plastic straws really be banned? And will a plastic straw ban actually…

11 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint
Sustainable Living

11 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

Your ecological footprint is the impact of your lifestyle choices or activities measured in terms of the land required to sustain your use of natural resources.  If everyone on Earth lived like the average American, we would need 4 Earths worth of land to sustain humanity (BBC). This is very telling of the changes that…

How to Eat Sustainably: 11 Tips to Help You Eat a Sustainable Diet!
Sustainable Living

How to Eat Sustainably: 11 Tips to Help You Eat a Sustainable Diet!

Creating sustainability today and for future generations is vital to the health of our planet.   There are many things you can do to help our planet, but today I am going to exclusively talk about sustainable eating habits, and how to choose an environmentally sustainable diet. But before we go over the tips, let’s…

How Does Plastic Pollution Enter the Ocean? (Explained)
Environment

How Does Plastic Pollution Enter the Ocean? (Explained)

A large amount of the plastic that we produce ends up polluting the the environment, in particular our oceans. Much of the plastic that we use eventually reaches the ocean, collecting in garbage piles like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. In fact, between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the…