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- If you’re trying to avoid candles this season, these three simmer pot recipes for the holidays are a great alternative.
Living a Low-Waste Lifestyle? Here's What to Do With Leftover Pickle JuiceIf you don’t know what to do with leftover pickle juice, here are some ideas: get rid of weeds, pickle other foods, relieve cramps, clean your copper cookware, or use it in recipes.
Only 4.7 Percent of Plastic Was Recycled in the U.S. in 2021, Greenpeace Report FindsDoes plastic get recycled? A Greenpeace report found that 2021 recycling rates in the U.S. were abysmal.
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.
Recycle Week 2022 Has Been Postponed, but There Are Still Ways to Get InvolvedRecycle Week 2022 was slated for September 2022, but a recent tragedy changed the annual event's dates. Find out why the date changed.
Zero Acre Farms Unveils "Cultured Oil," Claiming That It's the Best Cooking Oil for the EnvironmentWhich is the best cooking oil for the environment? A new product called Cultured Oil from Zero Acre Farms claims to hold the title.
These Sustainable Refill Stores Will Make Going Zero Waste Seem Like a Total BreezeSustainable refill stores: here are the best stores offering bulk-buying options for shoppers who care for the environment, quality, and prices.
How to Create a Zero-Waste Makeup Routine: Everything You Need to KnowCreating a zero-waste makeup routine is easier than ever, since there are so many plastic-free makeup companies and products out there these days.
Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Plastic, From Food Packaging to MakeupThanks to engineers and inventors around the world, new innovations that can replace plastic are constantly cropping up.
The Best Zero-Waste, Sustainable, and Non-Toxic Dish Soaps for Sensitive SkinWe’ve rounded up a few of the best dish soaps for sensitive skin, including vegan, zero-waste, sustainable, and EWG Verified brands.
Is Plastic Wrap Recyclable? Here's How to Safely Dispose of Pesky Plastic Wrap, ExplainedOne of the most commonly used plastics is plastic wrap, also known as Saran or cling wrap. Is it recyclable? Here's everything we know.
Maison Jar Is Brooklyn’s Newest Zero-Waste, One-Stop Shop (Exclusive)Maison Jar just opened its doors in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, inviting locals to shop for various package-free essentials, from frozen fruit to shampoo.
Toothbrushes Cause More Waste Than You Might Think — Here's How to Recycle ThemAre toothbrushes recycleable? We use them every day, but they also get thrown out a lot. Here are some more eco-friendly options to try.
Greywater Systems Reduce Household Water Waste by up to 40 PercentWhat is a greywater system? Those who are interested in lowering their impact may be interested in reducing water waste, with this incredible system.
These Restaurants and Food Delivery Platforms Offer Reusable Takeout ContainersIf more restaurants offered food and drinks in reusable packaging that could be washed, the restaurant industry could reduce waste immensely.
How Food Co-Ops Work to Save You Money, Reduce Waste, and Build CommunityFood co-ops are a great place to shop for zero-waste, local, and healthy foods, get involved in your community, and so much more.
The Ultimate Guide to Recycling Guitar Strings, Woodwind Reeds, and MoreKeep reading for our guide on how to recycle guitar strings, orchestral strings, woodwind reeds, and more.
Easy Minimalist Lifestyle Tips That Will Also Reduce Your Environmental FootprintWhat do minimalism and zero waste have in common? Well, a lot. Check out a few of our easy lifestyle tips to help declutter and reduce your carbon footprint.
Why You Won't See Any Single-Use Plastic in 'Marry Me,' the New J.Lo MovieThe movie 'Marry Me' doesn’t show any single-use plastic on-screen, instead intentionally opting for reusables.
5 Designer Toilet Paper Brands That Also Support Safety Around the WorldWhy should I buy designer toilet paper? Not only is it beautiful and sustainable, but these brands support causes that help people around the world.
These Food Storage Tips From TikTok Will Save So Much Food From Going to WasteIf you're looking to save money on groceries and lower your impact, food storage is key — these TikTok hacks will help divert food from being wasted.
These Zero-Waste Restaurants Around the World Are the Future of DiningThese zero-waste restaurants are making a number of efforts to reduce both their landfill waste and environmental footprints.
How to Sustainably Dispose of Your Christmas Tree and Keep It Out of the LandfillChristmas tree recycling programs are in more places than you might think — here's a look into finding local drop-off programs, plus eco-friendly at-home disposal methods for your tree.
These Eco Hacks Ruled TikTok in 2021One of our favorite corners of TikTok is, of course, sustainability and eco-friendly living hacks.
8 Recipes That Heavily Reduce Kitchen Waste, Using Rinds and PeelsIf you're looking to reduce kitchen waste and put edible ingredients to use for other recipes, there are many recipes that repurpose peels and rinds.
The Secret to Living Zero Waste: "Buy Nothing" Facebook Groups (Exclusive)Buy Nothing groups can help reduce waste and foster community — the Upper East Side's Buy Nothing group admin tells us more.
Dumpster Diving: How the Zero-Waste Practice Turns Trash to TreasureDumpster diving used to be a subject of derision, but social media is causing people to take a second look at its zero-waste potential.
The Ocean Cleanup Is Now Cleaning Up Rivers With the "Interceptor"The "Interceptor" is The Ocean Cleanup's latest innovation, with a goal of cleaning plastic out of rivers before it gets to the ocean.
Vanlife Can Be an Exceptionally Eco-Friendly LifestyleVanlife offers a host of environmental benefits, but only if it’s done the right way.
Sustainable Toilet Paper Companies, For a Wipe You Can Feel Good AboutSupporting a sustainable toilet paper company that responsibly manages its forests is a great way to make your bathroom routine more zero waste.
DIY Bath Bomb Recipes That You Can Make at HomeBath bombs might seem quite luxurious, but they’re surprisingly easy to make at home.
12 Ways to Reuse Old Baby Food Jars: DIYs, Recipes, and MoreThese DIY crafts with baby food jars are the perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday.
Exploring the Health and Beauty Benefits of Rice WaterRice water has many health and beauty benefits that many people don’t know about.
7 Delicious Zero-Waste Recipes to Repurpose Your Leftover RiceMaking too much rice doesn’t have to be a wasteful thing. There are plenty of great ways to reinvigorate yesterday’s rice.
You Can Shop Secondhand From Home, Through These Online Thrift StoresBuying secondhand is the sustainable way to shop, but you don't necessarily have to go in-person — these are our favorite online thrift stores.
Can You Recycle Crayons? How to Dispose of Them ResponsiblyOld and broken crayons often sit inside cookie tins waiting to be thrown away, but what’s the best way to dispose of crayons?
Cruelty-Free and Sustainable Dog Care Products, From Shampoo to Paw BalmThese dog grooming products are all cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainably packaged.
7 Zero-Waste Tea Companies That Mix Flavor and SustainabilityThis selection of organic, zero-waste teas are a delicious way to celebrate sustainability.
Biodegradable Packaging Isn't Where We Need It to Be, to Actually Help Reduce WasteAlthough biodegradable packaging sounds like what our wasteful planet needs, it isn't where it needs to be yet, to actually help reduce waste.
How to Make Your Printer and Ink More SustainableYou can learn to print sustainably at home with these handy tips, tricks, and some eco-friendly printing paraphernalia.
Cruelty-Free, Eco-Friendly Skincare Brands for Sensitive SkinThere are plenty of skincare products that are cruelty-free, vegan, sustainably-packaged, and made by companies that share your values.
How to Recycle Your Old PaintGetting rid of old paint might seem tricky at first glance, but did you know that paint cans can be recycled?
A Zero-Waste Chef Gives Tips on Reducing Your Impact in the Kitchen (Exclusive)Zero food waste chef, Ian Thurwachter, gave Green Matters tips on reducing your waste in the kitchen, and told us how his lifestyle impacts his cooking.
Stock Your Kitchen With Our Favorite Compostable, Reusable, and Zero-Waste SpongesIf you're trying to lower your impact in the kitchen, consider stocking up on a few of our favorite compostable, reusable, and zero-waste sponges.
Marie Kondo Shares Organizational Tips and Tricks for Sparking Joy, Sustainably (Exclusive)Green Matters spoke with professional organizer, author, and TV personality, Marie Kondo, on staying organized sustainably, and about her new line.
The Best Zero-Waste and Organic Baby Food BrandsThese natural and organic baby food brands are a great way to pack nutrition and flavor into a small, sometimes sustainable package.
Find Out Which Major Supermarkets Are the Most and Least SustainableBrightly just published a sustainability ranking of seven of the biggest American stores: including Aldi, Costco, Kroger, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
These Gluten-Free Pasta Straws Will Brighten Up Your Cocktail, Sustainably (Exclusive)These gluten-free pasta straws are one of a kind, and a solid alternative to single-use plastic or paper straws.
These Companies Are Upcycling Food Waste Into All New ProductsThe upcycled food trend is turning ugly vegetables and formerly wasted grains into new and impressive edibles.