On the one hand, it’s PROOF someone else saw the same problem as me, BUT on the other hand a direct competitor had launched within the same couple months and was doing it better… As time went on, we pivoted towards developing content with the same mission in mind (which I enjoyed more than retail), and I connected with Ryan, the founder of Earth Hero, an online marketplace that makes it EASY for you to shop the best, sustainable brands!
They’re like the Tom’s shoes of the oral hygiene world. Bogobrush was founded by a brother and sister, Heather and John Mcdougall, to decrease the waste created by plastic toothbrushes through using sustainable materials while giving back to impoverished kids of America.
From top to bottom, Chicobag is one of the most sustainable companies I’ve evaluated. These doods pay attention to every detail from the products to their practices in the office and their partnerships with nonprofits. BUT put simply, they make sustainable, reusable stuff
Men are interesting shoppers. We’ll buy the exact same type of shampoo, toothpaste or whatever for like a decade once we find something that works. Keep it simple. I’m low maintenance and like it effective but then you learn a thing or two about sustainability and bodycare (plastic packaging, shitty ingredients and dimwitted brands) you realize it’s time to update your go to products.
If you keep up with eco news, you’ve probably come across the term “zero waste”. If not, I’m here to tell you all about this new lifestyle. Don’t let the name freak you out! “Zero waste” sounds intimidating but “minimal waste” is a better way of describing it. Basically, produce as little trash as you’re capable of - that’s it.
For many people, the end of summer coincides with heading back to school. Maybe school is practically your life essence, or maybe it’s the bane of your existence. Either way, you need back to school supplies, don’t you?
Zero Waste is not the same as recycling. It’s a much much bigger concept. It’s the goal or strategy to completely eliminate waste, not manage it. It addresses the source of the problem, creating a circular economy or “cradle to cradle” approach. In contrast, recycling focuses on
Green living can seem pretty unachievable when you’re making minimum wage at your part-time job. It seems even more unachievable when your weekly schedule is as full as a fat kid on Thanksgiving. Or a vegan in a garden. Or...anyway, you get the picture.
BUT! Don’t accept defeat just yet. You can still protect the environment when you’re short on both time AND money.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve heard about the backlash against plastic pollution in 2018. We’re all about advocating for living in nature, but maybe draw a line when your living quarters keep you from knowing about the planet going to shit.
We’ve all kinda heard about how to decrease our plastic consumption: take advantage of reusable bags, bottles, straws, and other utensils. There’s one HUGE problem though…
What the hell do we do with all the plastic already out there?