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#ChemicalCallout: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE)

 

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Polyethylene terephthalate is one of the most common plastics. It’s used in a variety of items from water bottles and product packaging to baby wipes, clothing, bedding and mattresses. You’ll find polyethylene terephthalate written as PET or PETE, or the recycling code #1. On clothing and textile labels, you’ll find it listed as polyester.

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Safer School Supply Solutions

 
safer school supply solutions graphicBY AMY ZIFF

The reality is that there are unsafe chemicals in school supplies. At worst there are carcinogens in the classroom and what parents don’t realize is that they’re buying these harmful products and sending their kids to school with them each and every day.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and the Newest “R,” Refuse

 

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Plastic Pollution is a devastating problem plaguing our planet, especially our oceans. According to the book Plastic Soup, if we continue at the current pace, by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight.

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Changing Your Wipe Can Help Wipe the Oceans Clean

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As a team comprised of mostly mothers, here at MADE SAFE we know that baby wipes are more than just a convenience – they’re a necessity. They’ve been a permanent fixture in our nurseries, a staple in our diaper bags, and tucked into the corners of our cars for emergencies. Wipes have saved us in public when we’ve encountered messes of magnitudes we didn’t know were possible before becoming parents.
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New MADE SAFE Certified Liquid Hand Wash from Soapply

 

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Many of us don’t realize that access to soap and a place to wash our hands is still a luxury that is out of reach for people in many corners of the world. Today, 1.4 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented through the simple act of handwashing. For Soapply founder, Mera McGrew, this became obvious when she lived and worked in Africa. She returned to the US determined to build a soap company, but Soapply is about more than just soap. (more…)

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New MADE SAFE Certified Mattresses from Avocado Green Mattress

 

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When founders  searched for an affordable mattress made of organic materials and produced in an ethical way, they found a lot of claims, but nothing that satisfied their quest. So, they decided to take on the challenge of creating what they were looking for. Since the inception of Avocado Green Mattress, they’ve expanded to include other sleep-related products including MADE SAFE certified Green Pillows, and Organic Cotton Mattress Pad Protectors.

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New MADE SAFE Certified Skincare from Prima

 

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Founded by clean beauty pioneers, Christopher Gavigan, Jessica Assaf and Laurel Angelica Myers, Prima is a new wellness brand focused on hemp-based cannabinoids and functional botanicals. The company was formed with the belief that self-care is health care and the intention that its collection of products in beauty, body and supplements could be tools for managing wellbeing and combatting stress, which the founders of Prima see as the epidemic of our time.

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Q & A with Ronnie Citron-Fink, Author of True Roots

 

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Interview with Ronnie Citron-Fink, Author of True Roots and Editorial Director of Moms Clean Air Force

As a journalist covering health and the environment, Ronnie Citron-Fink knew something wasn’t right with all of the unpronounceable chemical names on the back of her box of hair dye. So she started asking questions and digging into the answers. And after 25 years of coloring, Ronnie gave up hair dye.

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9 MADE SAFE Gifts for Father’s Day

 

Father's Day Gift Guide imageDad deserves nothing but the best – and that means MADE SAFE. All of our certified products are made without ingredients known or suspected to harm humans or the planet. (more…)

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