12 Fascinating Earth Day Facts and History

April 22 is Earth Day, a chance to take a moment from your busy schedule and appreciate the amazing life this planet provides. While you may be aware of this day, you might not know much about it or how it originated. Keep reading to discover 12 fascinating Earth Day facts and the history surrounding this holiday.  12 Earth Day Facts  1 – Earth Day … Continue reading 12 Fascinating Earth Day Facts and History

The 6 Best Earth Day Recycling Tips and Tricks

Earth Day is a great time to evaluate your lifestyle and see how you can be more “green.” Recycling is a great way to be more environmentally friendly, but many people see it as a chore. Well, it doesn’t have to be! Recycling is a fantastic way to spend time with your kids while also showing care for Mother Nature. Here are several recycling projects … Continue reading The 6 Best Earth Day Recycling Tips and Tricks

Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Recycling

Recycling is important. We know that as adults, but how do we instill that notion into our children? If you’re looking for ways to teach your children about recycling, look at the list that we compiled below. The items on this list have been created and tested by parents and we’re happy to be the messengers who get to share these great ideas with you. … Continue reading Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Recycling

How to Recycle Plastic (& Which Plastics Can Be Recycled)

Americans are recycling more and more plastic every year, and that’s great! We know recycling is good for the environment, so we fill our curbside bins with everything we think can be recycled… without checking first to see if we guessed correctly. Someone else will sort it out at the recycling facility, right? Wrong. Recycling or “Wishcycling”? The practice of tossing any items in the … Continue reading How to Recycle Plastic (& Which Plastics Can Be Recycled)

Facts About Plastic in the Ocean

Whether you’re marveling at its beauty from the comfort of your deck or exploring the waters during a day at the beach, the ocean is one of nature’s most beautiful sights. But the sea isn’t indestructible. Each year, eight million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean, wreaking havoc on the oceanic ecosystem. Here are four astonishing facts about how much plastic is … Continue reading Facts About Plastic in the Ocean

How Does Plastic Get into the Ocean?

There’s just no way of getting around it — plastic is nearly everywhere in our daily lives. Whether you’re picking up a take-and-bake family meal from the grocery store or squirting out the last bit of toothpaste, the chances are pretty high that plastic is involved. Plastic does have its benefits, especially when it comes to food packaging. Plastic is not only durable and lightweight, … Continue reading How Does Plastic Get into the Ocean?

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How a Milk Jug Becomes an Adirondack Chair

In celebration of Earth Day, we’re giving you an inside look at how we take ocean-bound and landfill-bound plastic and turn it into beautiful outdoor furniture. A Little History Since the 1950s, the mass production of disposable plastic has rapidly increased. Unfortunately, plastic is extremely slow to degrade — scientists still don’t know exactly how long plastics will exist after they end up in a … Continue reading How a Milk Jug Becomes an Adirondack Chair