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)
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: 2020 Update
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?
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