Incredibly Wasteful Food Packaging

by DIY Maven

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Julie over at The Daily Green News reminds us NOT to buy in individual portions with an eye-opening show-and-tell of some of the most wasteful food packaging available. Some of the products that have been individually wrapped for our convenience are actually laughable. Example: pickle-chip cups. Anyway here's a quick rundown:

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10 Eco-Cheap Items

by DIY Maven

You don’t have to sacrifice style OR your hard earned cash by going green. These products, all under 25 bucks, make great gift ideas too!

Solar powered shoji lanterns ($24) from Gaiam Post Update: the price of these lanterns is now $29 each, according to Gaiam's website.

10 Eco-Cheap Items

Mats made of recycled flip-flops ($23) from ReModern

100% organically grown bamboo salad servers (set of 5 for $12) from Branch Home

An umbrella made of 100% recycled...

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10 Ways to Green Your Bathroom

by DIY Maven

10 Ways to Green Your Bathroom

Mark Constantine of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics passes along 10 ways to green our bathrooms.

  1. Consider what you actually need.
  2. Use soap bars instead of liquid soap–this includes shower gel and even shampoo.
  3. Avoid heavily packaged products.
  4. Check use-by dates; the longer out the date, the more preservatives.
  5. Try to buy local.
  6. Buy items that last as long as possible, like toothbrushes with disposable heads, as you’re only throwing that...

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