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Empowering our Youth

Apparently, my daughter is listening 😊 She created this fun picture book about the plight of the earth with drawings of the oceans and the forests- but this picture was her main message. 🌎💚 I love her enthusiasm and research and write and offer eco-friendly plastic alternatives for her (and my boys), so that they will have a healthy, beautiful earth to live on as enjoy ✨ #stopplasticpollution  #planetrenu

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Solar-Powered Moisture Harvester Collects and Cleans Water from the Air

A breakthrough by engineers from the University of Texas at Austin offers a new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water. This 'super-sponge' could be used in disaster situations, poverty-stricken areas and developing countries.   The breakthrough, described in a recent issue of the journal Advanced Materials, could be used in disaster situations, water crises or poverty-stricken areas and developing countries. The technology relies on hydrogels, gel-polymer hybrid materials designed to be "super sponges" that can retain large amounts of water. A research team led by Guihua Yu in UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering combined hydrogels that are both highly water absorbent and can release water upon heating. This unique...

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Knorr & WWF suggest 50 Foods to Fix Our Food System :)

From naturally pest-resistant grains to vitamin-rich flowers and drought-defying roots, they outline 50 nutritious foods that are better for our health and environment.   In the latest in a string of recent research highlighting “hidden killers” in our food system and the urgent need for more “Earth-Functional Foods,” WWF-UK has partnered with Knorr, Unilever’s largest food brand and one of the largest in the world, to help tackle the negative environmental impacts of global food production. Together, they’ve launched The Future 50 Foods report, a collection of diverse, plant-based foods from around the world that can boost the nutritional value of our meals whilst reducing the environmental impact of our food supply.   As Unilever points out, globally, we rely...

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Planet Renu, Bee's Wrap & National Geographic

We are so excited to announce a new super fabulous, eco-friendly product line at Planet Renu- Bee's Wraps. What are Bee's Wraps you ask? They are the eco-friendly alternative to Saran Wrap or foil. Wrap a sandwich, cheese, produce, and cover a bowl. Use the warmth of your hands to form Bee's Wrap over the top of a bowl, half a lemon, or a piece of cheese. The wrap will hold its shape when it cools, creating a seal. We are also super excited to support a great cause. Bee's Wraps and National Geographic have partnered to create their own Bee's Wraps 3pk. We are selling the new Explorer Pack as part of their “Planet or Plastic?” campaign. This multi-year,...

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Bamboo vs Cotton- which fabric to buy

        These days we start to hear more and more about products made from bamboo, bamboo charcoal or bamboo viscose. Fabrics made from bamboo have a lot of benefit. Several studies show that bamboo fabrics can absorb more moisture than cotton. This is ideal for those hot days or those get hot easily. In addition, bamboo is a very breathable material, thus allowing for air circulation which in turn helps reduce the presence of bacteria. It is also hypoallergenic. Also, bamboo fabric smells better and stays cleaner than cotton fabrics. One of bamboo fabrics greatest properties is its antimicrobial quality. Viscose made from bamboo is considered one of the strongest and most affordable fabrics to wear or sleep in. This fabric...

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