| slave away | You Wouldn’t Believe How Many People Are Trapped in Some Form of Modern Slavery, But These 7 Brands Are Working to Help

Earlier this week a report from the UN said that more than 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery in 2016. That’s more than the population of the U.S.’s 29 biggest cities combined, FYI. Of that total, 25 million people were victims of forced labor, and 15 million victims of forced marriages. And, women […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – waste to waves | Why You Need to Give All Your Styrofoam to These Guys So They Can Make Surfboards

I talk about plastic pollution. A lot. But one thing I don’t often touch on is actually one of the biggest offenders — polystyrene, or as you probably know it, styrofoam. According to the Environmental Production Agency, styrofoam is the fifth largest source of hazardous waste in the United States. The production, use and disposal […]

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| it’s in the bag |18 Ethical & Eco-Friendly Bags For Your Next Trip

Okay, okay, so you’ve picked the destination, bought your plane ticket and booked the hotel. You also may have also figured out everything you need to take. But, what are you gonna put it all in? Now my luggage has done me right for the past 10 years or so. I bought it when I […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – thread international | Thread International, the Company Turning Haiti’s Trash Into Fabric (And Creating Jobs While Doing It)

I’ll admit it, few materials in life are as convenient as plastic. It is used for gosh-darn, quite near everything in our lives — vehicles, packaging, electronics, clothing. I mean, you name it, plastic is probably in it. I’ll also admit that I may or may not sometimes overdo it when it comes to talking […]

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