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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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5 Cities With Big Initiatives For A Better Planet

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5 Cities With Big Initiatives For A Better Planet

Each day we all wake up to what seem like the same stories. All bad news. A plethora of news outlets telling us we aren’t doing enough for the planet. Here at Marc Skid we use only organic pima, the world’s finest cotton, and is rarer than regular cotton, as well as recycled plastic in the waistbands of all our underwear. As we are taking strides to better the planet, here are 5 cities that are also taking big initiatives to better the plant and YOU can get involved! St. Louis Big Green Challenge!   The Big Green Challenge is...

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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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Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint

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Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint

Make your Marc on the World by Reducing your Carbon Footprint We leave our footprints everywhere we go. Whether it's your dog’s paw prints in the snow or your own muddy footprints after a rainy day. These footprints aren’t the problem, but our individual carbon footprints are definitely an issue. What is a carbon footprint? Prior to my sophomore year of college, I had never heard of a carbon footprint. Trust me, I’m disappointed in myself too. The truth is, many people don’t have a clue about what a carbon footprint entails let alone its importance. Essentially, a carbon footprint...

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