Is there plastic on your greeting cards?

Is there plastic on your greeting cards?

Did you know that the glitter on greeting cards is plastic? With a few rare exceptions, the vast majority of glitter (on cards, holiday decorations, crafts, etc) is microplastic. And like everyone who has ever tried to clean up glitter knows, it’s impossible to get rid of it!

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Interview with Shannon Dixon from Simply Merino: Thoughts on making sustainable wool clothing for children and adults

Interview with Shannon Dixon from Simply Merino: Thoughts on making sustainable wool clothing for children and adults

My next Fashion Week feature is Simply Merino. This Canadian slow fashion company makes merino wool clothing for babies and children—and they have some adult pieces now, too. Today I’m interviewing Shannon Dixon, the woman behind Simply Merino. 

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Microplastics and tea…

Microplastics and tea…

Your daily cup of tea…with a side of plastic! Yes, that’s right. Although many of us knew this previously, a new study just confirmed that some tea bags shed billions of microplastics per cup. Yum. 

Please note that I am not a health professional, scientist, or expert. Always seek professional help for your health concerns or questions.

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Why low waste? Part 2: Recycling isn’t the answer

Why low waste? Part 2: Recycling isn’t the answer

Note: This post has been updated with new information, as of February 2020.

Welcome to my second post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. (Click here for the first post, all about landfills.)

As a society, we love recycling. It’s hard not to love it, when it’s promoted as such a fantastic thing: all of a sudden, it doesn’t matter that your strawberries are packaged in a plastic clamshell container, because there’s that little lovely triangle with the recycling symbol on the bottom. Put the container in your recycling bin, and it happily lives on to be made into new plastic packaging.

Except, that’s not how it works.

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