Did you know?
…that in the US, only 1% of plastic bags actually get recycled? Sadly, the rest end up in landfills or oceans.
I’m sure you’ve been inundated by the topic of plastic shopping bags and bans, more so during this month of extra awareness (#plasticfreejuly)! It’s interesting though, that produce bags (those thin clear or green bags you pull off the roll) get left out of the conversation and they’re just as difficult to recycle or reuse. And, they’re just as massive of a contributor to our trash.
The focus on “plastic-free” is in full swing during this month of heightened awareness (#plasticfreejuly). Plastic bags, straws, cups, lids, single-use everything! At Ecopiggy, we feel strongly about these issues as we continue to educate our consumers and encourage tiny changes with huge impact. Let’s zoom in on an area of your household routine that may not receive as much attention on the plastic-free front: cleaning. Yup, that dreaded task we all wish to avoid!
We’ve been anticipating the longer, brighter days of summer and this July 4 holiday definitely celebrates the essence of being outdoors – we’ll be enjoying picnics and BBQs, playing games, watching parades, and enjoying some downtime.
Now that summer activities are in full swing, you don’t want to forget all of those items you might need for a day’s adventures! Here at Ecopiggy, we’ve got you covered with our brand new line of string bags by ECOBAGS®, perfect for carefree family outings, travel, and shopping. We love their stylish and simple design in lots of fun colors (all naturally dyed). And yes, practicality – think machine-washable and expandable to hold up to 40 lbs!
Did you know that it takes about 1,800 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans? How crazy is that! Since the clothing industry is a major contributor to environmental damage, let’s explore some ideas that would allow us to save resources and also produce a positive impact. You’ve all heard the saying “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” right? This week, we invite you to focus on these terms in the context of clothing, while adding an all-important term: “Repair”. We ask that you be mindful about purchasing used articles of clothing or tend to your own worn clothing by repairing it.