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- 'Shark Tank' has featured a variety of eco-friendly and plant-based products in recent years.
Do Britas Work, or Are We Just Kidding Ourselves?Many of us have a Brita filled with water sitting in our refrigerator, as it supposedly filters our drinking water. But do they really work?
FDA Issues New Lead Recommendations for Baby Food — but It's Not Enough, Say ExpertsThe FDA has proposed new permissible levels of lead in baby and toddler foods. But why is there lead in baby food at all?
Here's How the Parabens In Your Beauty Products Can Affect Your Skin and HairParabens are preservative ingredients found in many cosmetic and hair products, but what do they actually do to your skin and hair?
Eco-Friendly Spray Dish Soaps to Help Wash Your Dishes More EfficientlyThere are a number of cruelty-free and eco-friendly spray dish soaps on the market.
Here’s How You Can Make a Plastic Bottle Garden This SpringIf you want to make the most of the waste you create, learning how to make a plastic bottle garden is a good way to start.
What Soil Is Best for Vegetable Gardening?They say great gardens start with good soil, but how do you know which soil is best for gardening?
How to Recycle and Donate Linens: Blankets, Towels, and MoreDonating and recycling blankets and other linens is very possible — there are a few companies and organizations that can help.
Try Reusable Water Balloons for an Eco-Friendly Summer BattleWe suggest using reusable, eco-friendly water balloons for all of your water balloon fight needs.
How to Use Soap Nuts to Make Your Laundry Routine Zero-WasteIf you've ever wondered about using soap nuts to make your laundry routine zero-waste, read on.
Benefits of a Tiny Home: Everything You Need to Know About the Eco-Friendly HousesTiny homes are a rising trend — and not only are they cool, but they're affordable and eco-friendly.
Is Particle Board Furniture Safe? How Chipboard Is a Health RiskParticle board is affordable and sturdy, but did you know that this cheap alternative to natural wood may actually be unsafe to have in your home?
Dealing With Some Rough Winter Weather? Try These Sustainable Alternatives to Driveway SaltDriveway salt might be bad for the environment, but that doesn't mean you’re totally out of luck. Check out these alternatives to driveway salt to make your winter a little greener!
The Environmental Benefits of Using a Bucket in the ShowerPutting an extra bucket in the shower can help to save money, conserve water, and ultimately minimize your environmental impact.
How to Save Water at Home: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced TipsSave water around the house with these 15 tips.
Eco-Friendly Options to Insulate Your Home, Instead of FiberglassIt’s time to retire fiberglass and use these more eco-friendly insulation options.
What to Do With Amazon Boxes — Besides Just Recycling ThemAmazon deliveries are at a historic high, but what are you supposed to do with all those Amazon boxes — besides recycling them, obviously?
Buying a Home With a Cesspool Could Put the Environment (And Your Wallet) At RiskWhat are the risks of buying a home with a cesspool? They require a lot of maintenance as a homeowners, and pose a threat to surrounding ecosystems.
Are Diapers Biodegradable? Here Are the Most Sustainable Diaper OptionsAre diapers biodegradable? Here's your guide to keeping diaper time eco-friendly.
So Your Dog Got Sprayed by a Skunk — Here's How to Get Rid of the SmellIf your dog happens to get skunked, you could be in for a stinky situation, and if that happens, how do you get rid of the skunk smell on your dog?
Overly Vocal Feline? Here's Why Your Cat Meows so MuchSome cats can be more vocal than even the yappiest dogs, by why do some cats meow so much? And can such frequent meowing be a sign of trouble?
Shoo, Fly! These Are the Best Sprays to Keep House Flies OutHaving flies in and around your home can be annoying, but finding an effective indoor fly sprays to get rid of them can be a major challenge.
Rechargeable Light Bulbs Are Helpful in a Pinch — Especially Around the HolidaysRechargeable light bulbs are a newer way to be more eco-friendly while also helping you out in a pinch, should you lose power unexpectedly.
Can Shredded Paper Be Recycled?Can recycling centers take shredded paper, and if not, where can you take it if you’ve already shredded it?
Can You Install Solar Panels in an Apartment? Here Are a Few OptionsSolar panels for apartments are out there, ranging from small portable ones that can charge your phone to high-tech blinds outfitted with solar panels.
Our Favorite Zero-Waste, Cruelty-Free Hand SoapsWe’ve rounded up eight companies — plus one DIY option — making low-impact, cruelty-free hand soaps, from hand soap tablets to bar soaps to liquid refills in plastic-free bottles.
The Laundress Recalls 8 Million Products Due to Bacteria: How to Get Your RefundHere’s everything you need to know about The Laundress recall, the possible health risks, and how to get a refund.
These Sustainable DIY Ornaments Will Put You In the Holiday SpiritMaking sustainable DIY Ornaments is not only a fun activity, it's a great way to bring loved ones together during the holiday season.
Gas Stoves Pose Health and Environmental Risks — How to Reduce Their ImpactThere are a few ways to reduce a gas stove’s health risks, make them more efficient and eco-friendly, and emit less pollutants.
Your Pillows May Be Nasty Beneath the Pillowcase — Here's How to Wash Your PillowsDo you clean your pillows? You may not think about it in the same way you think to wash your sheets, but it's a simple process. Here's how.
What Bottles to Use As a Home Brewer — and Where to Find ThemIf you are thinking about trying to brew something yourself, make sure you are using the right bottles.
Here's How Many Gallons of Water a Dishwasher Uses, If You're Looking to Conserve H2OHow many gallons of water does a dishwasher use per load? Over the years, they have gotten more efficient with less of an environmental impact.
Building Your Own Furniture From Scratch? Here’s How to Get It Done SustainablyIf you're looking to furnish your house exactly how you want it, you can build your own furniture! However, make sure you're doing so sustainably.
Home Births Are on the Rise in the U.S. — Watch These Incredible VideosIn the U.S. in 2021, home births reached their highest rate in three decades. Here are some incredible home birth videos, plus a look at the data.
These Stuffed Animal Restoration TikToks Are So Heartwarming and SatisfyingA stuffed animal repair can sometimes be necessary to give your plush bestie a new lease of life.
Should You Be Washing Your Pumpkins? Short Answer: Yes.Consider giving your gourd a bath before carving this year if you want it to last until Halloween — washing your pumpkins may come with benefits.
How to Remove “Forever Chemicals” Using Reverse OsmosisFiguring out how to remove PFAS from water can seem complicated. But there are a few methods, such as reverse osmosis, that you can try.
Compostable Pads, Tampons, and Liners for a Sustainable PeriodAre pads biodegradable? And more importantly, can pads or tampons ever be composted?
Eco-Friendly Halloween Decoration Ideas That are Fast and EasyEco-friendly Halloween decorations can include pumpkins, sheet ghosts, and more. Sustainable decor aims to reduce waste and reuse materials that you already own.
These "Bioconstruction" Companies Aim to Create Homes in "Harmony With Nature"What exactly is bioconstruction? And are there any bioconstruction companies out there?
Ease Your Mind! Check Out Our Favorite Natural Bath Bombs to Upgrade Your Wellness RoutineUpgrade your personal wellness routine with our favorite all natural bath bombs — made vegan, without toxic chemicals, and sustainably.
Check Out These Pet-Safe Cleaning Products for Your HomeIf you're a pet parent or just an animal lover, you'll also love these pet safe cleaning products to use in your home. Check out some of our favorites here.
How to Humanely Remove a Honey Bee Hive, Without Getting StungDo you have honey bees living in your backyard? Here's how to safely and humanely remove a honey bee hive, without getting stung.
National Toilet Paper Day: How to Find Formaldehyde-Free, Sustainable, and Sensitive TPIn honor of National Toilet Paper Day, we are exploring the use of toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde in toilet paper.
Eucalyptus TikTok Trends Have Taken Over — But Is It Safe for Cats?Is eucalyptus safe for cats? Cats can produce severe reactions when consuming alcohol, chocolate, garlic, and others. But what about eucalyptus?
The Best Sustainable Cribs — That Convert Into Beds!We’ve rounded up a few sustainable cribs on the market that will fit right in inside your eco-friendly nursery.
Here Are the Plants You Won't Have to Worry About During a DroughtDrought-tolerant flowering plants: here's a list of the plants that are better able to cope with droughts and periods of extreme dryness.
The Environmental Pros and Cons of Covering Your Yard With Fake GrassEco issues come with maintaining a lawn, but what's the environmental impact of having an artificial lawn? Fake grass may be worse than you think.
Here Are a Few Companies Making Sustainable Furniture for Your Eco-Friendly HomeIf you're looking to furnish your home or rearrange a few things, check out these sustainable furniture companies before you run to IKEA.
8 Eco-Friendly Products On Sale For Prime Day 2022These Prime Day deals will make green-living a little easier.