After actor Luke Perry died as a result of a stroke this past March, his daughter posted that he opted to be buried in a biodegradable mushroom suit made by the company Coeio. As Treehugger explained, “It is a handcrafted, completely natural and biodegradable outfit that contains a built-in biomix made of mushrooms and other […]Continue Reading 115 words
What’s Mardi Gras without the beads? They are the symbol of the event — a “must have” if you are there for the celebration. Last year, Huffington Post reports that almost 1,200 tons of trash were collected after the Mardi Gras parade — and much of it was in the form of plastic beads — indeed, in 2017 workers cleaned out 93,000 pounds of beads from storm drains in historic downtown New Orleans.Continue Reading 184 words
Compostable cups, bags and cutlery were supposed to be the answer to single-use plastic products, but recent news reports say that instead they are causing problems for recycling plants and also ending up in landfills where the conditions are not right for them to decompose. According to The Wall Street Journal and the Daily Caller, in order to decompose, compostables need high heat and moisture — they were actually intended to be sent to specially designed disposal sites, where they will break down properly and can add nutrients to the soil.Continue Reading 400 words
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