Recycling is important. As adults, we understand this. But how do we instill the notion in our children? Finding new and interesting ways to keep your children entertained (while secretly educating them) can sometimes be a challenge. But you can do it—and we’ve got a few tricks you can use to make it happen. If you’re looking for ways to teach your children about recycling, … Continue reading 9 Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Recycling
The Best Earth Day Activity and Info Guide Earth Day is about protecting our planet and the lives it supports. So let’s turn words into actions and do our part to keep our big blue home healthy and safe for future generations. Has your sustainable journey just begun and you want to start on the right foot? Or are you well into it and looking … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day
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
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
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?
Fresh water is one of our planet’s most valuable resources, and access to it is vital to sustaining agriculture, aquatic life, human survival, and so much more. However, the supply is limited, so protecting this precious commodity matters. Fresh water makes up 3% of all the water on our planet. Of that amount, only 0.5% is usable, with the rest being polluted or trapped in … Continue reading How to Conserve Water in Your Garden or Lawn
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)