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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

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How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean

How an 18-year-old's vision is saving the ocean What have you done to save the oceans lately? Boyan Slat just launched his 2,000-foot plastic-collecting device into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Oh, and did I mention that when he started this whole venture he was just 18? Now 24, Boyan and his organization, The Ocean Cleanup, began their mission in 2013. After scuba diving in Greece and seeing more trash than fish, Boyan decided it was time for someone to actually do something. And trash in our oceans is a legitimate problem. You know, there's a cool 5 trillion pieces...

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4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets

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4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets

4 ways to recycle old wooden pallets While we don't recommend doing DIY or construction projects in your undies, we are really into reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible. These wooden pallet projects are an awesome way to upcycle what was once laying around as junk.  But first: you can find pallets at garden or lawn shops. Definitely give finding them for free a try before you go online and buy them. Make a vertical planter. This is a really cool way to bring some life to your patio - especially if you're working with a small space. And while...

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How to make purchases with a purpose

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How to make purchases with a purpose

How to make purchases with a purpose These days, it’s cool to be environmentally conscientious.  That’s because people are finally starting to realize that caring about the earth is important and that in order to have generations of world-changers after us, the earth has to be a livable planet. That is why so many consumers are turning to eco-friendly brands for peace of mind that the products they are purchasing are working towards this greater good of sustainability and not adding to the many problems already present in this day and age. Here at Marc Skid, we share in this...

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How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more)

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How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more)

How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more) Repreve by Unifi is reducing waste by recycling water bottles into fiber for fabrics. Repreve, the world's leading recycled fiber, was founded in 2007 by its parent textile company, Unifi. The brand, which you have definitely come across before, has transformed more than 10 BILLION - yes, that's with a B - water bottles into recycled polyester - including in every waistband of Marc Skid underwear.  That's right. Repreve fabric feels no different than standard polyester and is used in everything from clothes, shoes and bags to car seats and home...

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Kick your water bottle habit

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Kick your water bottle habit

Kick your water bottle habit The beginning of a new year is notorious for resolutions and big hopes for improving ourselves. Goals to eat healthier, exercise more and stick to a budget abound. And while that's all well and good, a new you can start right now (without counting calories). We could all drink more water, but for many, drinking water means disposable plastic bottles. But bettering yourself doesn't have to mean worsening the environment. You've probably heard that it takes anywhere from 400 - 1,000 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose. But really, think about that. That's...

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