Myths about Recycling [Infographic]

With so many misconceptions about recycling swirling around, a little knowledge can go a long way towards helping you make wise decisions about how to dispose of your trash. If you didnโ€™t know the truth behind all these myths it would be easy to think that recycling wasnโ€™t worth our time, effort, or money but that could not be farther from the truth. While it certainly isnโ€™t a perfect solution to dealing with our trash problem, recycling is an important part of our long-term sustainability strategy. Simply put, the pros of recycling outweigh the cons in almost all situations.

Take a closer look at some of these myths!

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Eco-fashion [Infographic]

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Many name brand companies are incorporatingย eco-fashion into their lines by producing their clothing using methods that create a minimal carbon footprint without the use of harmful or synthetic chemicals. From Adidas apparel made with bionic yard, a textile made from plastic debris in the sea, to Burberryโ€™s sustainable cotton program in Peruโ€”explore which brands are leading the wayย into the green garment movement by positively impacting the environment.

Eco-friendly clothingย is categorized into two types, natural organic fibers and recycled fibers. Natural fibers include cotton, hemp, bamboo, and soy. Whereas recycled fibers can be made from natural recycled fibers, plastic, and wool. Explore these different fibers and the process used to produce each of them.

Is Chewing Gum harmful to the Environment? [Infographic]

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A Sticky Problem

Whether itโ€™s being used as a mid-day breath refresher or on the playground to see who can blow the biggest bubbleโ€”chewing gum is a daily habit for many people. But what happens when youโ€™re done chewing it? 80โ€“90% of chewing gum is not disposed of properly and itโ€™s the second most common form of litter after cigarette butts.

Chewing gum is made fromย polymers which are synthetic plastics that do not biodegrade. When itโ€™s tossed on the sidewalk, there it sits until itโ€™sย removed which can be a costly, time consuming process. Littered gum can also make itโ€™s way into the food chain. It has been found in fish where it can accumulate toxins over time. Sustainable chewing gums have been produced. These gums are natural, biodegradable substances. Cities are also implementingย gum receptacles to cut down on waste. In a six month period these trash cans cut down on littered gum by 72%.

Next time you get ready to toss your gum, consider aiming for a trash can instead of the side walk.

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Tidy Home

A few tips can help you avoid many chemicals, non-biodegradable plastic tools, and energy-sucking appliancesโ€”and itโ€™s easier than you might think. Here are ideas, tricks, and recipes to help your family begin a greener cleaning routine.

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Regular dust busting and de-greasing are important to any well-maintained home. But itโ€™s also critical to keep your home as eco-friendly as possible. With hundreds of brands and products in the supermarket and big box stores, it may feel like an impossible task to navigate.

Why is having a greener cleaning routine important? Chemical and toxins found in cleaning supplies have been linked to cancer, asthma, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies and irritation, and accidental burns and poisonings. A home thatโ€™s free of these chemicals in one more step you can take to keeping your family safe.