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- Instead of throwing away threads from past sewing projects, designer Kelly Dempsey recycles them into gorgeous handbags. Here's how she does it.
Mistakes Aren't a Waste! Pacifica Is Selling Holiday Products with Typos For an Eco-Friendly Cause (Exclusive)Clean beauty brand Pacifica's charitable "One Typo = One Tree" campaign will feature holiday products with packaging typos. Little mistakes shouldn't create waste!
Target Shopper Shares "Trashy" Hack to Stop Impulse Shopping on Your Target RunPutting items in the trash can aisle before buying on a whim could help you avoid buyer's regret at Target. Here's how the shopping hack can help.
These Artists Are Making Clothing With Dog Hair, but Not Everyone Is a FanFrom history to ethics, there's a lot to discuss when it comes to the lost art of chiengora — aka spinning dog hair into yarn and creating textiles.
Why Do Retailers Use so Many Plastic Bags?! One User Points Out WastePeople on social media are complaining about stores using one plastic bag per item, which creates unnecessary waste.
Recycling Your Socks: Getting Rid of Old Pairs, SustainablyIf you're looking to dispose of old pairs of socks that are ridden with holes, there are many sock recycling programs out there.
Our Quick Guide to Recycling Aluminum Foil Properly (and Why It's Important)Items like soda cans are known to be highly recyclable, but how does one recycle aluminum foil properly?
Non-Toxic Fabric Spray: DIY Recipes & Eco-Friendly Sprays You Can BuyWe've rounded up recipes for making your own DIY fabric spray, and gathered some of the best non-toxic fabric sprays on the market.
Potato Chip Company Is Using Eucalyptus Cellulose Film Packaging Instead of PlasticA potato chip manufacturer in the U.K. is using eucalyptus cellulose film packaging for its snacks that is compostable. Here's how it works.
Too Good To Go App Gives Customer a Smashed Cake: "We Still Ate It."One customer experienced a Too Good To Go fail when her "Surprise Bag" contained a smashed cake. Her and her friends still ate it happily, though.
Two Dumpster Diving Pros Share Their Best Advice: "Expect Trash, Not Gems"Dumpster divers and influencers The Trash Walker and Dumpster Dive King share their best tips for how and where to dumpster dive.
After NYC Dumpster Diver Exposes Shuttered Starbucks Trash, Starbucks Responds (Exclusive)We spoke with a Starbucks spokesperson and dumpster diver Anna Sacks, after she discovered endless waste outside a shuttered Starbucks store.
Sustainable Shopping Ideas: 9 Unique and Useful Eco-Friendly Gifts for MenFinding unique eco-friendly gifts for men can be challenging, but we've rounded up nine sustainable gifts for the home, outdoors, and more.
Dumpster Diver "Heartbroken" After Dick's Sporting Goods Destroyed Golf ClubsA Reddit user was disgusted to find destroyed golf clubs when they were dumpster diving at Dick's Sporting Goods. Unfortunately, destroying merchandise is not uncommon in the retail world.
Plastic Free July: 5 Tips for Reducing Disposables for the Summer ChallengePlastic Free July is a great opportunity to lower your impact by ditching single-use plastic.
DIY Gnat Repellant Recipes — How to Keep Gnats Away, NaturallyRepel gnats without harsh chemicals by making a DIY homemade bug repellant.
Retold Recycling Is Making Fabric Recycling Convenient — and Spreading the Word on 'Shark Tank' (Exclusive)Retold Recycling appeared on 'Shark Tank' to seek an investment in the convenient textile recycling company.
Zero-Waste Instagram Accounts to Follow This Plastic Free JulyPlastic Free July is a great time to reduce your waste for the planet — here are seven accounts we recommend following for inspiration.
Ideas for Taking Plastic Free July Beyond Reducing Single-Use PlasticHere are five ideas for taking Plastic Free July 2021 to the next level.
Starbucks Barista Shows Shocking Amount of Food Wasted After Each ShiftHow much waste does Starbucks produce? Baristas are taking to social media to show the embarrassing amount of food thrown away.
Abandoned Guinea Pigs Featured on Stooping NYC Instagram Have Been RescuedAbandoned guinea pigs on Stooping NYC, an Instagram page, found a new home thanks to the New York City "stooping" community.
After Years of Collecting Beach Trash, This Artist Turned It Into an Incredible MirrorA TikToker shared her hack for turning beach trash and litter into an art piece for her home instead of buying something new.
Best Tampa, Florida Thrifting Hot Spots to VisitThrift stores in Tampa offer a great way to find new-to-you fashion, so try these top Tampa thrift stores when you're in town.
Coach's Circular Sub-Brand, Coachtopia, Is the Future of Luxury Gen-Z Fashion (Exclusive)With the rise of circularity and radical sub-brands like Coachtopia in the luxury fashion realm, the concept of "luxury" has no choice but to pivot.
How to Make Your Own Dryer Sheets and Balls: Eco-Friendly, Vegan, and ReusableDryer sheets are meant to be a quick and easy way to make our laundry that much better but how much harm do they cause the environment?
Want Smoother Skin? These Sustainable Dermaplaning Tools Can HelpIf you're interested in sustainable dermaplaning, there are some tools out there with less or no waste to help you get better skin.
Zero Waste Daniel Is "Squarely Where" He Belongs in Sustainable Drag Fashion Design (Exclusive)Eco-friendly fashion designer Zero Waste Daniel spoke exclusively with Green Matters about how he brings sustainability to the extravagant world of drag.
Here Are the ~Dirty Details~ On Compostable UnderwearCompostable underwear is the way to go — underwear is often tossed in landfill trash, and it can't be composted, so it's definitely a better alternative.
The Best Cruelty-Free, Eco-Friendly Eye Creams, According to 3 Experts (Exclusive)To learn about the best cruelty-free eye creams on the market, we spoke with two dermatologists and an esthetician.
Take Sustainability to a Whole New Level With These Almond Milk Pulp RecipesMaking your own plant-based milk is already sustainable, but it can get even better. Reduce your waste even more with these almond milk pulp recipes.
Sustainable Sheet Masks: Try These Compostable and Reusable OptionsSheet masks can be super relaxing, moisturizing, and sadly, wasteful. But they don't have to be, thanks to compostable and reusable options.
Yes, Plastic Recycling Is a Bit of a Scam. Here’s Why We Should Still Do ItYes, the plastic recycling industry is kind of a scam. But still, we should recycle everything that is recyclable.
DIY Tips for Making Your Own Composting ToiletLearning how to build a composting toilet is a great way to start living a zero-waste lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
The Best Reusable and Compostable Cotton SwabsAre there any zero-waste Q-tip alternatives out there that can help us avoid sending plastic cotton swabs to landfills?
Zero-Waste Laundry Detergent Sheets for a Sustainable Clothing WashThese are some of the best laundry detergent sheets.
Exploring the Unsung Culinary Uses of Carrot TopsWe often cut the tops off carrots and dispose of them, but did you know that even the leafy parts can be delicious?
How to Save Water at Home: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced TipsSave water around the house with these 15 tips.
4 of the Best Ugly Produce Companies, Who Are All Helping Avoid Food WasteProduce that is considered “ugly” often ends up in landfills, but some companies are proving that even the ugliest foods have a place in the kitchen.
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?
Recycled Fun: 6 Great Places to Find Used Toys OnlineIf you’re looking for used toys, these six online shops are a perfect way to breathe new life into old playthings.
Are Diapers Biodegradable? Here Are the Most Sustainable Diaper OptionsAre diapers biodegradable? Here's your guide to keeping diaper time eco-friendly.
What to Do With Non-Winning Lottery Tickets, Since They Can't All Be WinnersVery few people win the lottery or win anything at all on scratch-off tickets, but can non-winning tickets be recycled or used for anything else?
A Controversial Canadian Politician Is Trying to Overturn a Straw Ban in Her ProvincePremier Danielle Smith wants to use the sovereignty act to overrule the single-use plastic ban in Alberta, Canada.
England to Announce Ban on Single-Use Plastic Balloon Sticks, Cutlery, and MoreA new single-use plastic ban is about to be enacted in England, in an effort to reduce pollution across the U.K.
DIY Mosquito Repellent That's Eco-Friendly, Safe, and *Actually* EffectiveLearn how you can DIY your way to a mosquito-free summer with this repellent!
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.
5 DIY Wreath Ideas That Are Low-Waste and FestiveBuying a brand-new wreath can be expensive and unsustainable, but these DIY wreath ideas are a great alternative.