In 1955, Life Magazine published an article titled, ‘Throwaway Living.’ The short piece touts the time-saving miracle - 40 hours to be exact - that are disposable single-use products. Now, 65 years later, we’re scrambling to become the exact opposite of that fateful article - but with even busier lives and less time. Hefty buzz phrases have been floating around like zero-waste and plastic-free. These beautifully instagrammable movements and lifestyles are filling instagram feeds with well-styled photos of stunning eco-friendly and sustainable products and mason jars filled with a years worth of landfill trash, and your ears are probably ringing with inspirational stories from guests on podcasts who have radically changed their lives into the perfect sustainable-living model. You’re...
Our daily lives have been deeply embedded, for many years, with products that are disposable, plastic, cheap, toxic (usually cheap and toxic go hand-in-hand), and just plain wasteful - that we hardly know of any other way of life. Thankfully, we've seen a rise in more sustainable, natural, Eco-friendly products. Scroll down for 5 online sites offering Eco-Friendly products.
Deciding I wanted to find out for myself how eco-friendly my lifestyle really was I searched for a site that would calculate just that. This is the internet after all, there's gotta be something like that out there, and, of course, there was! I came across the Global Footprint Eco Calculator , a simple but detailed questionnaire. To be honest, I started the quiz with smug anticipation of a high score. Nope! Not so much. Whoops! My results are below.
Awareness of how daily habits and choices impacted both ourselves and our environment was not something I always thought about, or cared about. As I got older, slipped out of my egotistical 20s, somewhere I began questioning which everyday products were filled with ingredients harmful to us and to our environment. Soap was the first on my list.