My Plastic Life

After having discovered the Life Without Plastic website, I found on one of their pages “10 Easy Tips For Living with Less Plastic.” I must say that as I read the list, I found that I’ve already been living with less plastic in my life. Until I got to number 9 on the list: the…

Bamboo: It’s Not Just For Pandas Anymore

okay, this is a VERY COOL product! From Life Without Plastic: http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com Bamboo Straws   1 billion plastic, petroleum-based, non-biodegradable straws are used every day worldwide. These bamboo drinking straws are a fun and eco-friendly alternative to plastic that can be used with any beverage. The straws are made from real whole bamboo stalks – nothing…

Get the Plastic Pollution Out of Your Personal Care Products!

Please SHARE this information…if you’re like me, and tired of all the plastic junk in our lives, polluting our planet (and our water systems, too), then read on: 5 Gyres has passionately worked to document the issues of plastic pollution.  Microbeads are a great illustration of poor product design that we can do something about.  Thanks…

Time to end war against the earth

Vandana Shiva November 4, 2010 When we think of wars in our times, our minds turn to Iraq and Afghanistan. But the bigger war is the war against the planet. This war has its roots in an economy that fails to respect ecological and ethical limits – limits to inequality, limits to injustice, limits to…