8 Ways to Avoid Microplastics and Why It’s Important
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8 Ways to Avoid Microplastics and Why It’s Important

Microplastics are small pieces or fragments of plastic waste. They are generally classified as any plastic particles that are less than 5mm (0.2in) long. For reference, 5mm is a about the length of a grain of rice. Did you know that the average person consumes 50,000 microplastics per year? Today, we’ll get into the origins…

8 Tips to Create and Maintain an Awesome Eco-Friendly Aquarium
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8 Tips to Create and Maintain an Awesome Eco-Friendly Aquarium

Fishkeeping has been on the rise over the years. An aquarium (and pet fish) are a beautiful addition to any home. So, how can you create and maintain an aquarium is beautiful, yet energy-efficient and eco-friendly? In general, it’s best to be minimalist and simple with the aquarium and fish that you purchase. In this…

Are Paper Straws Recyclable? (How to Dispose of Paper Straws)
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Are Paper Straws Recyclable? (How to Dispose of Paper Straws)

We all know that normal paper can be recycled. But, does that mean that paper straws are also recyclable, and therefore eco-friendly? In theory, paper straws made out of pure paper can be recycled. However, this doesn’t mean that all paper straws are actually recycled by recycling facilities. In fact, the majority of paper straws…

5 Benefits of an Off-Grid Solar Power System (The Pros)
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5 Benefits of an Off-Grid Solar Power System (The Pros)

Many people are shifting to renewable and clean energy to power up their homes, due to the fact that they can help keep the environment clean and healthy while spending less money on electricity. People switching to solar power are presented with a choice to either stay on the grid with a grid-tied solar system,…

12 Best Plastic Straw Alternatives (My 2020 Recommendations)
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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,…

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