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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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Celebrate Earth Day by Refusing Single-Use Plastics

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As we celebrate Earth Day, the MADE SAFE® team is looking at ways that we can refuse single-use plastic, and even reduce the amount of plastic we consume – period.

There are so many issues related to plastic pollution – it causes problems for our health, our aquatic ecosystems, our food systems, and our communities. The ubiquitous problem of plastic as a material encompasses everything from endocrine disruption to a lack of biodegradability, and many more issues in-between. For this reason, MADE SAFE Certification does not permit the use of single-use plastic in any Certified products and we encourage sustainable packaging practices.

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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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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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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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