I know, the title is a mouthful. The word ‘sustainable’ or ‘ethical’ is pretty vague. To make things easier, the products and brands on my list are with one or several certificates: Certified B Corp, not tested on animals, and many of them put 100% vegan promise on the websites.
One of my new year resolutions in 2018: come up a shopping list of sustainable brands and ethical brands. After I start searching for products, I found that many certificates fall into ethical category: BPI Certified Compostable, Certified B Corp, cruelty-free, fair trade, and so many more. Looking at my house (well, more like looking at my trash), the most impactful actions I could start with are: reducing single use plastic and using products made with recycled materials.
We all know those tricks: bring your own water bottles, bring your shopping bags, and so on. I did all those, but I want to do more with the power of purchase decisions. The main criteria to pick the products are:
1. affordable price
2. easy to get (at least available online and ship to USA)
3. reputable certificates
4. most households use them everyday.
So here is my shopping list focusing on replacing single use plastic and using products made with 100 % recycled materials (other products of cruelty-free, FSC, fair-trade and so on are coming up. I will try my best to write them soon) Continue reading “My Sustainable Shopping List to Reduce Plastic”
Buzz words at Instagram and searches these days are: vanlife, speed cleaning and declutter. Simpler lifestyles are taking off. When I started to get rid of old and unused stuff, recycling is a big part of the process. I wrote about retailers giving rewards for those who recycle old garment in this post. Now here are other cool recycling programs and recycling information you should know about. Continue reading “Cool Recycling Programs and Recycling Information You Should Know About”
Over the past few months, one of the trending email topics is re-purposed and recycle clothes. Inspired by contents from The North Face, Patagonia and more, here are ways you can declutter your closet by re-purposing and recycling clothes with sweet rewards. Continue reading “Declutter Your Closet with Sweet Rewards!”