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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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10 Steps To Be More Eco-Friendly

1) Reusable Water Bottle & Coffee/Tea Mugs- stop using plastic. If you haven’t already, permanently switch to a Stainless Steel or Wheat Straw option. Examples:https://bit.ly/2NhF4WE, https://bit.ly/2x9B6EX 2) Bring Your Own Shopping Bags: Keep a bag full of bags in your trunk or keep a handy compact tote in your purse or pocket. Another great option is bringing your own mesh bags for produce. (Yay! No plastic). Try to remember every time you shop- and soon enough, it will be a healthy habit. Some Great Options:https://bit.ly/2MHG69a, https://bit.ly/2pfdgUo 3) Plastic Product Replacements: Every time you need a new household item that previously in plastic- buy the new version in Wheat Straw, Glass or Bamboo. This involves food storage containers, lunch box containers,...

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What happens to Plastic when it ends up as Trash

We have a beautiful planet that supports us and provides us with all of our needs- yet we are destroying it. One of the main culprits is plastic. It is highly available, durable and inexpensive, yet it is wreaking havoc on the planet. Through our overuse of plastic- there are 5 garbage patches floating in our oceans. The largest one is the Pacific Garbage Patch. It is an 18 ton mass of garbage,  consisting mostly of plastic, that is polluting our ocean and infecting our food supply. This garbage patch is so large, that it is detectable from space and covers 1.6 million square kilometers. The problem is that plastic does not decompose- it remains in its current state. The sun,...

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What is Plastic Made of?

Our society is heavily reliant on plastic. It is everywhere and has been very convenient to use, but since we rely on it so much, it has become an epidemic. The main concerns are its effects on our health and on the environment - since a lot of it ends up as trash instead of recycled.  The primary sources of the key ingredients in plastic are petroleum and natural gas. Sounds scary. Plastics are composed of polymers, large molecules consisting of repeating units called monomers. In plastic bags, the repeating units are ethylene or ethene.  In terms of health, our use of plastic can have side effects. Toxic chemicals leach out of plastic and can be found in the blood...

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How to be more Environmentally Friendly?

Being environmentally friendly means to be aware of how natural resources are used- and includes, but is not limited to recycling, composting, conserving water and fuel. Later, I will share a funny, albeit helpful story on washing dishes and water usage. Additionally, to be environmentally friendly, we want to make choices that lessen our impact on the environment, thus reducing our carbon footprint. The key is AWARENESS The next step is ACTION This involves making small changes that collectively will make a big difference in the planet. In upcoming blogs, I'll feature environmental news, planet updates and tips for being more environmentally friendly...  

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