Sustainability

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Plastic Production and Climate Change are Different Sides of the Same Calamity

Single-use plastic waste is its own out-of-control crisis that has fouled our oceans and natural spaces for centuries to come. Global heating has been working invisibly to fundamentally restructure our climate and change the way our weather patterns organize and impact our societies. Rarely do we talk about them in the same breath– or news …

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Amazon, You Are Primed for Sustainable Packaging

In an interesting quirk of demographics and marketing, there are apparently more Amazon Prime members than American households. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 123 million U.S. households, but Amazon reports having 147 million Prime members. This seems to show that most U.S. households get things from Amazon through their Prime membership, …

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Mycelium: Why We Love You

True or false, vegan leather is good for the environment? First, a clue. Vegan leather is indeed animal-free because it’s usually made from polyvinyl chloride – also called PVC. It’s a type of plastic used in lots of durable products. It’s also pretty toxic and contains dangerous chemical additives including phthalates, lead, and cadmium which …

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