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Microplastics – Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

The need for Plastic Free July extends beyond the plastic pollution that we can see with the naked eye.

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Plastics are relatively new to the world, having only existed for a little over one hundred years. As is the case with so many chemicals in use today, plastics have been used widely since their conception, proliferating in our environment prior to our having a complete understanding of their effects. For this reason, we are more or less living in an uncontrolled experiment on the effects of plastic chemistries.

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Harmful Chemicals Found in Winter Gear

BY AMY ZIFF

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In the wintertime, perhaps more than any other time of year, we prize our gear. Particularly our outdoor gear making it possible and even fun to be adventuring in the wind, cold, rain and fog. I suppose that’s why they say, there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing. Bottom line, if you’re enjoying outdoor activities, you’ve got performance gear on.

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Quit Single-Use Plastics and Go for a Plastic Free July

 
Plastic Free July 2020 imagePlastic Free July is a global movement engaging millions of people to become part of the solution to plastic pollution. The movement specifically asks each of us – that means you, me, and everyone else who is willing – to refuse single-use plastic.

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MADE SAFE’s Health-Conscious Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting During COVID-19

 

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The widespread concern over the COVID-19 pandemic is causing many of us to take a second look at our cleaning routines. Now, many of us are questioning the products we use and our cleaning methods, wondering if they are actually helping us to support and maintain our health. 

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Top Tips for Sustainable & Healthy Travel this Holiday Season

 
7 travel tips graphicIt’s that time of year again! The holidays mean the joy, togetherness, food, and traditions that we look forward to each winter with friends and family.

The holidays also often mean travel. Whether you’re only traveling near or must travel far, it’s likely you’ll need to spend some time on the road or in the air to see your loved ones. 

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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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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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