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Recycled bottles, cans, paper, stuffed animals... and yoga pants?!

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We all know that the most sustainable clothing option is to keep wearing what we have. However, sometimes you need something new. The tendency for a lot of us is to throw a bunch of stuff that we no longer wear into a garbage bag and haul it off to the Salvation Army or Goodwill, and then head off to the mall. But what if donating used clothes is not all that its cracked up to be? And what if the way we have all been taught to donate clothing is not only unhelpful, but in some cases actually harmful and counterproductive? This blog discusses major apparel brands that offer clothing recycling options where the clothing is... actually recycled.

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Sustainability Tips for... Your Closet? Eco-Friendly Strategies for Updating Your Wardrobe!

Posted by Julia Nachman on

While the public has been inundated about the environmental impact of industries such as energy and food production, up until recently, the fashion industry seemed to escape much scrutiny. However, once the impacts are examined, the findings are eye-popping. The fashion industry produces 10% of all carbon emissions, and is the world’s second largest consumer of global water supply. This is in large part driven by the explosion of the “fast-fashion” industry. So now that we know this, what can be done? Well, there a lot of options, which we will explore in this post!

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Sustainimals Recommends: PlasticScore - A Zero Waste Rating App for Restaurants

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Tired of trashy dining? The PlasticScore App helps you find sustainable restaurants near you while also funding the recovery of plastic waste for each “waste review” you leave! PlasticScore's rating system makes it easy to know if you’ll get a lot of styrofoam and plastic, or reusables and more sustainable practices when dining out or ordering takeout. In addition, “waste review” you leave on the PlasticScore app, helps fund the ethical recovery of low-grade plastic waste around the world, in partnership with rePurpose

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Clean up your act... with refillable or closed loop packaging

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you think about what it would take to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle? We are here to offer you a few easy tips to find products for personal care or for the home that either don't have packaging at all, or use closed-loop packaging.

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The Winner for Easiest, Eco-Friendly Swap is.... THE BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH!

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When looking for simple, eco-friendly household swaps, it doesn't get much easier than swapping out your plastic toothbrush for one made of bamboo. We'll discuss the benefits of bamboo versus plastic, as well as provide info on where to find them.

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