What to Look For in: Olive Oil

1. Always look for olive oil in a dark tinted bottle. Light and heat can be very harmful and spoil the oil. 2. Make sure that the bottle has a label “Extra-Virgin” somewhere on it. This basically means that the olives were cold-pressed rather than pressed with heat which makes the oil lose flavor. 3. Harvest dates are really important. Olive oil does expire so … Continue reading What to Look For in: Olive Oil

The Biggest Consumer Companies and Their Ethical Implications

America is a country absolutely overrun by consumerism. What this means is that almost all household items are supplied by large corporations. While large companies are not automatically bad because they are large, some of these companies have a much greater effect than you may know. Nestle Nestle’s first scandal surfaced in the late ‘70s. For some time it was known that Nestle insisted that … Continue reading The Biggest Consumer Companies and Their Ethical Implications

Quick Low-Waste Tips

1. Buy less. The more items are purchased the more industrial waste, the more pollution. Luckily, many people are moving towards minimalism, multi-use items and DIY items. By reducing our intake of products we can all do our part. 2. Buy from reputable / local companies. Many companies are from / use materials from overseas. This is not inherently bad but waste is created when the … Continue reading Quick Low-Waste Tips

Why Avoiding Straws Will Not Save the World

Sustainability is a term that’s thrown around incredibly often these days, but the actual meaning can often seem a bit ambiguous. “Today, it refers to the need to develop the sustainable models necessary for both the human race and planet Earth to survive,” according to Sustainabilitydegrees.com. This may leave you asking, “What place do I have in all of this?” You’ve seen it; the 500 … Continue reading Why Avoiding Straws Will Not Save the World

Inexpensive Products You Can Use to Cut Waste

Coffee Thermos Most coffee shops will allow you to bring your own thermos these days. Or better yet, make coffee at home whenever possible! Lunch Containers Rather than ordering take-out, bring your own! It will save you not only money but lots and lots of waste. Metal Straw Metal straws are nice if you are a person who likes straws but don’t want to waste … Continue reading Inexpensive Products You Can Use to Cut Waste