Simple swap: chewing gum

Simple swap: chewing gum

There was a time, many years ago, when I’d chew gum all the time. The funny thing about chewing gum is, in my experience, it’s a bit addictive, and you feel like you always need it. Just me? In any case, I’ve broken that habit a long time ago, thank goodness, because gum is basically plastic wrapped in plastic. It’s also a huge source of litter that will basically never biodegrade.

So if you’re a gum-chewer, what can you do? Read on to learn more!

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How does plastic get into the oceans?

How does plastic get into the oceans?

How does plastic get into our oceans?

It’s estimated that a third of all plastic waste ends up in nature, in some form. This includes the oceans. 

We’re always hearing about plastic in our oceans—but how does it get there? That’s the question I’m aiming to answer today.

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Focus on materials: Silicone

Focus on materials: Silicone

What is silicone? Is it plastic? Is it safe? Should we choose products made from it?

You may have noticed that this soft, flexible, plastic-like material is popping up everywhere from kids’ spoons and plates to baking sheets. It’s touted as our century’s wonder material!

The truth is a little complicated. In fact, I actually changed my viewpoint after I did the research for this post.

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