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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

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Up-cycling ideas are built one Brick at a time, Literally!

Plastic into Bricks – Plastic Into Marc Skid Waistbands. You never know when inspiration will strike. It struck Abhishek Banerjee on a 2016 field trip to a brick kiln. “We saw that the workers there were being treated very inhumanely,” he recalled. He saw working conditions he thought “improper” like people “digging clay with their bare hands.”A college student at India’s Jadavpur University, he wanted to do something not only to address bad working conditions at kilns but alleviate environmental damage they cause. As Anna Fletcher noted in the CNN World piece, “One study estimated that India’s brick kilns burn 15-20...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & REPAIR?

    We all hear about how we should be helping the planet more. We hear the phrase “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” so often, you probably only had to read that first word to know the next two that came after it. But let’s introduce a new word to that. REPAIR. It goes nicely don’t you think? You may think, “But I’m not handy, or a craftsperson, so how am I supposed to repair?” Here are 3 easy ways to repair items and keep them out of landfills.   Patches Patches are in -- and the perfect way to give your...

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People who are speaking out about the Amazon Rain-Forest fires and why it’s important

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People who are speaking out about the Amazon Rain-Forest fires and why it’s important

  After three weeks of no mention in the media, the Amazon Rain-Forest fires are finally at the forefront. The Amazon produces 20% of the earth’s oxygen, and it’s burning to a crisp. In normal fashion when there is a crisis, social media explodes, and every celeb posts a speech about how the tragedy needs #prayers. While celebs’ posts about the fires do raise awareness, most go back to their half-naked photos and movie promotions promptly after their heartfelt posting. But what are these top 1% actually doing to help? After some research it was difficult to find an actual...

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Beginners Guide to Living a Sustainable Day

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Beginners Guide to Living a Sustainable Day

Being sustainable can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to demand a complete lifestyle change. Taking baby steps and making small adjustments can make a huge difference in the long run! There are so many products on the market to help with a greener lifestyle, and a lot of these products will even save you money! Here are 5 no brainer products to jump start YOUR eco-revolution. 1. Marc Skid Underwear. a. At Marc Skid, we use recycled plastics in the waistbands of our underwear, keeping plastic out of landfills. Only the finest cotton in the world, Organic Pima Cotton, is used in...

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4 Things You Need to Know About the World's Plastic Crisis

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4 Things You Need to Know About the World's Plastic Crisis

If you haven’t realized it yet, our planet is facing a huge problem and it’s definitely our fault. We have a plastic crisis on our hands and we need to do something about it fast. Here are 5 things you should know about the plastic crisis: At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Yep, you read that right EVERY year. National Geographic found that 91% of the world’s plastic isn’t recycled. There’s no excuse for our carelessness, but our actions are on the way to creating problems that can’t be reversed. Plastic pollution...

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