Disposable Bag Reduction

Plastics Better Alternatives Now (BAN) List

The Plastics BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List, an initiative of four non-profit conservation organizations— The 5 Gyres Institute, Clean Production Action, Surfrider Foundation, and UPSTREAM— seeks to identify the world’s most dangerous plastics and readily-available alternatives. More…

Ways You Can Live A Plastic-Free Life – Part 4

Re-think Your Kitchen

# BYOB—Bring your own (grocery) bags. If you need to buy some new ones, look for bags that are cotton or hemp. Or make bags of old T-shirts, cheesecloth or any leftover fabric.
# Avoid soda bottles by making your own carbonated drinks. There are plenty of carbonators available, add your favorite flavors and juices into the carbonated water and that’s it. More…

Ways You Can Live A Plastic-Free Life – Part 3

Re-think Your Bathroom

# Abstain from microbeads. Check the labels of exfoliating products like face scrubs and your toothpaste and make sure they don’t list ingredients like polyethylene and polypropylene.
# Make your own homemade nontoxic cleansers and exfoliators. (See: http://www.rodalewellness.com/living/diy-skin-care) More…

Ways You Can Live A Plastic-Free Life – Part 2

Re-think Your Garbage

# Adopt a mindfulness practise to curb the urge to buy so much plastic stuff.
# Take your own reusable containers for takeout.
# Reuse any grocery or shopping bags you already have on hand as smaller wastebaskets. More…

Ways You Can Live A Plastic-Free Life – Part 1

Re-think Your Food Storage

# Recycle worn, scratched and unused food and drink storage containers with a potential to leach chemicals into your food.
# Use less plastic cling wrap. Try out reusable wrap made of beeswax, and reusable glass containers with lids and unbleached waxed paper. More…

Disposable Bag Reduction

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) one trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. Every hour, approximately 200,000 plastic bags are land filled. Nigeria may use approximately 50 billion plastics bags annually. The mass consumption of plastics has created a plastic wasteland in our oceans. More…

Nigerian Initiative Wecyclers Wins 2014 Sustainia Award

sustainia_1Scandinavian think tank Sustainia, with a mission of identifying and supporting innovative and sustainable environment-friendly solutions from around the world, has awarded its top prize for 2014 to Nigerian company Wecyclers. More…