Will Seed Banks Save The World?

The concept of a seed bank is a simple one. It’s a repository of seeds from the world’s plant species that will allow plant breeders to replant the world if climate change, natural disasters, or nuclear war should rain down…

Vegan Cosmetics Statistics for 2022

The global vegan cosmetics market is booming, they say, but what does that mean, exactly? We went in search of the numbers and we’re pleased to report there is a huge degree of optimism in the vegan cosmetics market and…

What Are Carbon Footprints?

Everyone has a personal carbon footprint and that carbon footprint is currently about an average of four tons of carbon each year. That’s a problem. If we want to keep global warming under the 2 degrees Celsius threshold, we need…

Best Ways To Reduce Microplastics at Home & Beyond

A piece of plastic less than five millimetres across is a piece of microplastic and the average person is creating and worse, consuming, millions possibly billions of these pieces of plastic everyday. We don’t know the full list of health…

What Is GOTS?

If there’s one thing that the sustainability industry loves to do it’s introduce standards and acronyms for those standards. You’ll see GOTS written on a lot of packaging but what does that mean? Is it a sign of manufacturers being…

Are Milk Cartons Recyclable?

Many questions about recycling depend less on the product you want to recycle and more on the place that you live. This is true of milk cartons. They are fairly easy to recycle but it may be hard to get…

What Is Cork? And Is It Sustainable?

If there’s anything that we love more on a Friday night after work than a cold glass of chardonnay, we’re not sure what it is. And it is wine that always brings corks to our minds. So, last time we…

What is Holism?

A holistic approach is the idea that a system should be seen as a whole entity rather than as a collection of individual parts. This idea has led to the concept of holism in human behavior, physical anthropology, and social…