Buy Nothing Day 2020

Mark your calendars! Buy Nothing Day is coming up! This year we can celebrate this day of conscious non-consumption on Friday, November 27th. Buy Nothing Day was founded by artist Ted Dave in September of 1992 in Vancouver, Canada. However, Adbusters , cofounded by Kalle Lasn, made the concept popular. This year, Thanksgiving falls on November 26th, and since Black Friday always …

Protect what you love

How do we fix the broken connection between modern day humans and nature? People know more about the Kardashians than they do about what’s actually happening in the environment. We can say that people need more education. We can say that if people know more about a subject, if they love it they will protect …

The problem with Econyl and Aquafil

This will probably be a very unpopular post. And I am OK with that. You may have heard that there is a new kind of clothing in town: clothes made from plastic bottles and ghost fishing nets. You may also have heard that the production of Aquafil and Econyl cuts carbon emissions to up to …

Plastic IS political

THE TOP TEN The Top Ten Corporate Plastic Polluters in 2019 were (compiled by Break Free From Plastic): Coca-Cola, Nestlé PepsiCo  Mondelēz International Unilever Mars Procter & Gamble Colgate-Palmolive Phillip Morris, Perfetti Van Melle   It is NOT ENOUGH to act at the downstream end, and expect consumers to change when there is NO ALTERNATIVE …