Paper vs. Plastic Straws: Is Paper Really Better for the Environment?
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Paper vs. Plastic Straws: Is Paper Really Better for the Environment?

Many restaurants have banned plastic straws due to their harmful effects on the environment, and have switched to paper alternatives instead. But, are paper straws really better for the environment? The answer isn’t as simple as you may think: While it’s true that paper straws aren’t as harmful as plastic straws, this doesn’t mean that…

How does a Vegan Lifestyle Impact your Carbon Footprint?
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How does a Vegan Lifestyle Impact your Carbon Footprint?

Adopting a vegan lifestyle means that you abstain from eating any kind of animal product and also avoid using any products that were derived from an animal. The vegan lifestyle is most often recognized with dietary implementations, cutting out not just meat, but also eggs and dairy products. While it can be a large lifestyle…

Environmental Impact of Plastic Bottles & Bottled Water (Facts)
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Environmental Impact of Plastic Bottles & Bottled Water (Facts)

The bottled water industry has grown rapidly over the past few years. Today, the convenience of disposable water bottles means that we can find bottled water almost everywhere we go. It’s no question that plastic bottles (and bottled water) are bad for the environment. Not only do they require a lot of energy to manufacture,…

Why is E-Waste Management Important in 2019?
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Why is E-Waste Management Important in 2019?

This year, the world will see the highest rates of electronic waste in history. Unfortunately, our infrastructure for dealing with e-waste has not caught up to the rapid growth and innovation of the modern electronics industry. As a responsible consumer, it is important to do your part and prevent old electronics from becoming hazardous electronic…

8 Benefits of Reusable Stainless Steel Straws
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8 Benefits of Reusable Stainless Steel Straws

During the past few months, many fast-food restaurants and even entire cities have pledged to ban plastic straws. Plastic straws have quickly become a symbol of the world’s unnecessary reliance on plastic. Even more, they have become a symbol of plastic’s horrific effects on the environment. Plastic straws cause pollution and damage to the environment…

Why Conserve Water if it’s Renewable? [Importance & Benefits of Conserving Water]
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Why Conserve Water if it’s Renewable? [Importance & Benefits of Conserving Water]

Water is a renewable resource. We all know about the water cycle, where water on Earth gets circulated and recycled naturally. So, why is it so important for us to conserve water if it gets naturally recycled? And, why are there places like California, USA that keep on suffering water shortages? The short answer is…

10 Minimalistic Decor Ideas For Small Spaces (or a Tiny House)
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10 Minimalistic Decor Ideas For Small Spaces (or a Tiny House)

When it comes to tiny living, minimalism is key. Not only do you have little space for your belongings, but clutter can certainly make your tiny house feel even smaller. Naturally, you know that minimalism means less. But what does it mean when it comes to your home’s appearance? Think light colors, thin chairs, and…

17 Ways to Reduce Carbon Footprint (Simple & Effective Tips)
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17 Ways to Reduce Carbon Footprint (Simple & Effective Tips)

According to the World Health Organization, climate change causes an increase in malnutrition, thanks to the effect on food crops, and malaria, thanks to the rising temperature increasing the mosquito population. Increased air pollution has also increased respiratory problems like asthma and allergies. There’s no doubt climate change is changing the way we live. Global…

Are Plastic Straws Recyclable? [How to Properly Recycle & Dispose Plastic Straws]
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Are Plastic Straws Recyclable? [How to Properly Recycle & Dispose Plastic Straws]

I’ve heard from some people that plastic straws can be recycled. I’ve also heard the opposite from others. So, I started wondering, how can I recycle plastic straws and dispose of them properly? As it turns out, plastic straws can technically be recycled. The problem is that plastic straws are small, thin, and bend easily….