By Becky Striepe on November 14, 2013
This might seem like a silly question, right? After all, we are talking about a bottle of water. Isn’t the answer right there in the question?
By Becky Striepe on May 16, 2013
Single use plastic is a scourge on our environment, yet we continue to produce and use plastic products that are designed to head straight to the landfill after we use them just one time. Products like plastic straws and baggies are so ingrained in our culture, many of us can’t imagine not using them in our day-to-day.
By Becky Striepe on November 14, 2012
Here in the developed world, we’re lucky to have lots of eco-friendly and efficient roofing options, but in the third world most of those choices are out of reach. Researchers at the New York Institute of Technology are looking to change that and address some of the single use plastic problem at the same time with their plastic roof concept.
By Becky Striepe on October 17, 2012
Plastic bottles are terrible for the planet, there’s really no question about it. They’re made to be used once and then tossed, which means tons of plastic filling our landfills and polluting our oceans. Skipping the single-use plastic all together is the greenest option, but when you do end up with a disposable plastic bottle, reusing it is better than tossing or even recycling. Next time you have a plastic bottle that’s bound for the bin, save it for one of these plastic bottle crafts instead!