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Enjoy this guest post by Sania from The Smart Women Blog! Fall is here and so is dry, dull and itchy skin. With the change in weather, we must update our skincare routine and incorporate the right ingredients to mitigate the bad effects of the climate change on our skin. However, we do not always have the budget to invest in new skincare products. In such circumstances, you need not to fret and only head to the kitchen where you can make nice and fruity masks for brighter and
I'm a little behind in writing this, but don't worry! I still have accurate details of my trash production from back in September. It was a pretty typical month with 0.8 ounces of trash filling up my jar. It included the following items: 1 vitamin jar seal 1 yogurt seal 1 yogurt wrapper 1 shipment receipt 1 piece of elastic string 1 credit card strip 1 IOPI tongue test tube (because "grad school") 5 staples Numerous receipts with BPA Numerous bus passes Numerous envelope wind
Food Waste In the U.S. alone approximately 30-40% of food produced is wasted and never consumed. That averages out to wasting 20 pounds per person per month. World wide, the statistics are similar with the entire population wasting over $1 trillion worth of food each year and 24% of all calories produced lost before they could be consumed. This disregard for the value in our food is causing millions of people to go hungry each day and causing unnecessary waste in our already
"Bioplastics" are a hot topic on the environmental front recently and honestly, they're quite confusing. There is no simple definition of what a bioplastic contains or how it decomposes. In a nut shell, it's a plant based plastic. So...yeah, I was pretty lost as to what that meant too. Given all the confusion around bioplastics and what they actually contain, I usually recommend people avoid them altogether. There are however times when I use them and other people may want to
Your stomach is your number-one composting option! No, don’t laugh. I am serious! If you want to compost, EAT! By making sure to eat leftovers and finding creative ways to use those foods we might otherwise toss, you are avoiding the need for a compost bin! Don’t get me wrong, there will probably always be food items we need to compost and so a compost bin is important, but being a conscious eater can make a huge difference. Let’s start with the basics. Restaurant waste is a