Plastic is all around us: in the very chair you’re sitting in, in the phone you’re holding or the computer monitor you’re reading this article from, the cup you’re drinking out of, and even some of the food yet. It’s common knowledge that some plastics contain toxic chemicals that can hurt human beings and animals if they are ingested or inhaled. That’s why you see so many … [Read more...] about Which Plastics Are Safe? – The Risks of Different Types on Health and Environment
Coloring with markers is an activity that children and adults alike love to participate in. Kids use markers for crafts and school projects, while adults use them for artwork, sign making, calligraphy, and as a relaxing coloring hobby. But while markers are fun to use and play with, they pose a hidden danger to our health. Alcohol and solvent based types contain VOCs - … [Read more...] about Water Based Markers – Best low-VOC and Non-Toxic products
Air fresheners are as essential to your home as an all-purpose cleaner or a disinfectant spray. Whenever you make a stink in the bathroom or left old trash in the can for too long, a can of sweet smelling mist is just the thing to leave your living space with a fresh and clean aroma. But because air fresheners typically contain aerosol, when you spray it you breathe in … [Read more...] about Natural Air Fresheners – The Best Organic Choices Reviewed
You can compost food scraps even if you live in an apartment! If you're on the journey for a zero waste lifestyle, you do not need a large area for composting, and you can convert your scraps into compost for houseplants, your garden, or patio containers. If you have not tried composting because you have a small space, you should consider that not all composts need to be … [Read more...] about How to Compost in an Apartment – Simple Ways to Do It Indoors
Styrofoam surrounds us: it makes up our disposable cups and plates, packing materials, egg cartons, crafts, insulation, portable freezers… the list goes on into seeming infinity. Considering how much of it we use, it makes sense to ask the question: is styrofoam recyclable? In other words, is this material that we use every day of our lives able to be reused? If not, what … [Read more...] about Is Styrofoam Recyclable? How to dispose of it the right way?