Biodegradable vs. Compostable - What’s the Difference & Why Does It Matter?

Biodegradable vs. Compostable - What’s the Difference & Why Does It Matter?

There is a whole lot of talk about plastic these days, as films and TV programs are increasing our awareness of the scale of the plastic pollution problem.  Single-use plastics are becoming taboo, and even big brands and retailers are joining the fight against plastics.  

Or are they? 

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One Important Thing to Know About Charcoal Floss

One Important Thing to Know About Charcoal Floss

"Careful with claiming compostability with bamboo [charcoal] fibre products.  Unless @georganicsuk has had their product lab tested for purity (not just relying on their bamboo fibre supplier claims), there is a good chance this floss contains plastic.  There has been deception going on with bamboo [charcoal] floss suppliers where the suppliers that supply manufacturers will claim that their floss is bamboo when it's largely composed of synthetic plastic material.”

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4 Easy Swaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

4 Easy Swaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

Let me blow your mind real quick.  Did you know that every toothbrush you’ve ever owned still exists somewhere?  Yep. The bathroom may not seem like a tremendous source of plastic in our lives, but when we think about how long it takes plastic to break down, it’s worth it to consider all the bits of plastic that we use every day.  Here are four ways to cut down on plastic in the bathroom and make it a waste-free zone. 

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4 More Ways to Ditch Plastic This July

4 More Ways to Ditch Plastic This July

So, your Plastic Free July is off to a great start, and you’ve already tackled the “big 4” single-use plastics.  Where do you go from there?  The truth is, plastic is everywhere in our lives, and there are loads of opportunities to cut back.  Here four more ways you can ditch plastics this month.

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One Easy Trick for a Waste Free Bathroom

One Easy Trick for a Waste Free Bathroom

Having cut down on all these disposables, there wasn’t much need for a waste bin in the bathroom anymore.  Empty jars and tins, on the occasions that they needed to be discarded, were taken straight to the recycling bin.  Same for toilet paper rolls.  But there were two items that still needed to be cleared from the bathroom daily: hair and floss.  

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So What Can You Actually Recycle?

So What Can You Actually Recycle?

I'm ashamed to admit to admit, there was a time in my life when I didn't recycle, because I was so confused about which items my curbside recycling service would accept.  Afraid of doing the wrong thing, I did nothing.  So what can you actually recycle?  The short answer: more than you think. 

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My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

When I first decided that I wanted to start working towards zero waste, one of the first things I did was to swap my plastic toothbrush for a natural, compostable, biodegradable bamboo toothbrush.  An easy swap, and I don't think anyone will argue that bamboo toothbrushes are just better looking than their plastic counterparts.  Double win. 

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