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Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort

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Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort

Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort Sustainability doesn't have to be hard. Planning to brush your teeth to start the day? Turn off the faucet while you brush. If you do that every day for the whole month, it'll conserve about 200 gallons of water (That was easy, huh?)  Bum a ride with someone to work. Responsible people call it carpooling, but either way, it saves on the amount of carbon monoxide emitted into the environment. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Double bonus: it's good for your health. Grab lunch from somewhere local. It takes a lot...

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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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