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Switch to Paperless Mail

Have you considered making the switch to paperless mail yet? There’s no need to be bombarded with junk mail that you don’t have any use for. In fact, it’s just creating more waste.  Why make the switch? There are two types of mail: the kind you actually

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Day 19: Plogging Pick Up Trash

One way to see an immediate result of your sustainability efforts is to go outside and pick up a piece of trash. Otherwise known as plogging, you’ll get immediate satisfaction from today’s challenge.  What is plogging? Plogging originated in Sweden. The name itself is a combination of

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Day 18: Swap Plastic Swabs for Bamboo Swabs

A small, yet important swap you can make is to start using bamboo swabs instead of plastic swabs. These single use products may seem inconsequential, but their impact adds up. An unimaginable 1.5 million disposable swabs are produced every single day. When you consider all the resources

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Day 14: Reusable shopping bags

A sturdy, reusable bag for shopping or running errands is essential to avoid single use plastic bags. Especially as five trillion plastic bags are used each year. On average, a plastic bag is used for about 12 minutes before it is discarded. Less than one

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Use a reusable water bottle

At least a million plastic bottles are used every minute. According to Euromonitor International's global packaging trends report, the number is expected to increase to 583.3 billion this year. The majority of plastic bottles end up in landfills or the ocean. Plastic bottles and caps are

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Day 10: Reusable Masks

Photo of reusable masks by The Elephant Temple who donate 10% of sales to help elephants affected by the global pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environmental problem that would have seemed unlikely just a year ago--severe ocean pollution caused single-use surgical masks and gloves.  According

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Day 9: Choose natural fibres

We’ve all been there: whether you’re bombarded with ads for clothing sales on social media, or you pass by a sale rack at the store, the temptation is real. It’s hard to turn away from that instant gratification - but it’s important to. According to

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