Responsible Living

Green Gift-Giving Ideas

I love Lee Valley. If I need something for my home or if I want to get a gift, this is always my first stop (of course, after checking out some vintage shops first). They sell neat and useful gadgets that are eco-friendly and made to last (quality!). They also sell many plastic-free games and toys that teach problem-solving skills and non-violence (unlike most video games and toys out there today). 

Responsible Living

REVIEW – Brush with Bamboo

I’ve never really thought about my toothbrush, even though it’s made from plastic. Sure, I’ve seen those alternative toothbrushes at the store but never made the switch. According to Brush with Bamboo, over 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes end up in oceans and landfills every year.

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Recycling vs. Reusing

Recycling is good because it avoids creating new products from raw materials. However, it is even better to reuse items like glass jars because it still requires a lot of energy to take an old glass container and convert it into a new product. In order for a product like glass to be recycled, it must be rinsed and it must not break when it is in transit; if the glass breaks, most of it goes to the landfill.