Yesterday we collectively recognized our planet (Happy Day to you!) within Earth Month, but here at Ecopiggy we like to keep the love going year round! Our team celebrates Mama Earth everyday, feeling grateful for all the natural beauty she shares.
As you know, Ecopiggy is always striving to provide you and your families with safe, reusable products that are kind to nature. We want to help you take mindful steps towards a waste-free lifestyle and reduce our reliance on plastics and other toxic materials.
We are especially excited to launch some new items from Bambu that are gentle to the planet and versatile for feeding the whole family. We can’t speak highly enough of our friends at this mission-driven company who are obsessed with sustainability, consciousness, and supporting local systems. We assure you that the quality of their products is top-notch, with “handmadeness” being at the core of their model –farmers, woodworkers, and stitchers who all work with their hands. Plus, they donate 1% of all sales to the eco-organizations.
This week, the Ecopiggy team invites you to participate in what we are calling “ECO-Inspirations” – small steps that you and your family can take to form new habits around eco-living. These individual steps on a household level will contribute to big change in the long run, and we find that inspiring!
Most Americans keep paper towels in their home and tend to reach for a sheet almost blindly to use for cleaning, spills, as napkins, etc. Unfortunately, this tendency leads to 13 billion pounds (yes, you read right) of paper towels used globally every day! And because they cannot be recycled (due to dyes, inks, fragrances, and other chemicals), paper towels are sent right to the landfill. With numbers this shocking, we’re hoping you can help us out so we can all move towards a greener planet.
We’re thrilled to welcome in all the joys of spring! Longer days, bright green landscapes, budding flowers, and Farmers Market visits are just some of the highlights this time of year. With many of the kiddos on Spring Break this week, we are are always discussing fun, eco-friendly projects that will keep families entertained either at home or on vacation.
Ecopiggy officially welcomes you – our readers, our supporters and our family – to a beautiful year ahead. We look forward to sharing reflections, recipes and eco-friendly tips as we venture through 2019 together.
Plastic bottles, bags, to-go containers, and many other products designed for one time use last forever. These plastics break “up” instead of down, becoming a permanent pollutant. With a shockingly low rate of recycling (only 9%!), most are sent to a landfill where they remain, while more is littered, and even more end up in the ocean. Scientists predict that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists, and in the first 10 years of this, the 21st century, produced more plastic than the entirety of the 20th century.
Join the #plasticfreeJULY initiative, help us reduce our collective eco-footprint, and save the ocean!