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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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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Zero Waste Guide to Manchester: Part 3

Zero Waste Guide to Manchester: Part 3

I've been so thrilled with how many eco-friendly and zero waste-friendly businesses I've been able to find in Manchester with just a little bit of digging.  It just goes to show that there are plenty of businesses striving to make a positive impact, and we should keep our eyes open for them and support them when we can!  

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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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