Most of us are trying to cut back on plastics – disposable plastics at the very least. However, despite your best efforts, you probably still have a few plastic bottles in your grocery shopping and so on.
Sure, you can recycle them, but how about trying to use a few around your home and garden? Recycle any old plastic bottles you don’t repurpose or reuse, and have fun with these ideas!
1. Plastic Bottle Terrarium
A plastic bottle terrarium is a brilliant one to make with the kids. And it’s spring, so the perfect time of year to get a few plants used to their new home!
The reason why big-name food and beverage companies are acting now is that the writing is well and truly on the wall: cutting out certain plastics from your life can reduce your risk of cancer.
The Problem with Phthalates
These are the stunning clinical findings from scientists monitoring the concentration of phthalates in the food and drink we consume. We’re gradually building up a clearer picture of how the chemicals from various manufacturing and packaging processes end up in your food – and in your body.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 30, 2020 12:00 pm
There are harmful things we do every day without even realizing it! On a scale of one to ten, how careful are you? Are you cautious by nature? How wide is your reckless streak, compared with that of your friends?
The thing is, even if you believe that you’re pretty careful about health and safety issues, there are a number of harmful things that most of us do, without even thinking.
Are you guilty of any of these?
1.Are you a Caffeine Fiend? Millions of us are, but too much of your favorite morning beverage can potentially increase blood pressure and anxiety levels. Long term, too much caffeine can even raise your risk of contracting heart disease.…
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 19, 2019 7:19 pm
We shared the story about the Ecobricks initiative recently, and we’re excited to talk about another awesome way of using some of the millions of plastic bottles that otherwise would be headed to landfill: plastic bottle greenhouses.
This is such a fantastic idea and a great time of year to be trying it out! If you have any plants that you need to water over winter when the weather gets cooler, or like to start off seedlings nice and early, you can nurture your tender plants in an Earth-friendly way!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Single use plastics take five minutes to produce, five minutes to use and 500 years to break down, the vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, told reporters recently.
In a move that highlights just how catastrophic the risk of choking the planet in plastic really is, the EU has announced a plan to ensure that by 2030, all packaging on the continent must be reusable or recyclable.
No More Plastic Imports to China
The move is partly in response to China announcing that it will no longer accept plastic waste imports. For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China. Here, the large-scale manufacturing …
“What can I expect when I purchase a water ionizer from Tyent?” How about that? A question I don’t think I have had before.
The first thing you can expect is the unexpected. The machine itself is beautifully designed to add a touch of elegance to any kitchen. These stylish water ionizers are aesthetically lovely and constructed to perform their tasks with unwavering efficiency and durability. They perform so well that Tyent is one of the few companies in the ionized alkaline water business that can offer a full Lifetime Warranty.
After your initial reaction to the beauty, there is the functionality that is just as beautiful in its own way. Our award-winning water ionizers transform ordinary tap …
When I was growing up there were two kinds of water to choose from at my house, tap and hose. Hardly the case today. Nowadays, there is flavored water, infused water, reverse osmosis water, spring water, bottled water, alkaline water, ionized alkaline water, yada yada yada. Sheesh!
It’s enough to blow your mind trying to figure out what they all are.
I thought I would go over a few of them and try to shed a little light.
Tap water. Whoa, it is known that tap water has a ton of bad chemicals in it and can even be recycled toilet water. Fish cannot live in …
By now, most of you have sent your children back to school. You’ve done all of your school shopping and bought new school bags and lunchboxes. However, did you know that many school supplies contain PVC, also known as vinyl plastic? Did you also know that PVC is the most toxic plastic for children’s health and the environment? The levels of phthalates found in certain children’s school supplies would be illegal if these products were toys!
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) has created the sixth annual “Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies.” This guide lists the most common back-to-school supplies made out of PVC. We would like to share …