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Related: PCC Vows to Eliminate Deli Plastics by 2022 Earth Friendly Products, TerraCycle launch Zero-Waste Distribution PlatformWhen you are in the produce section getting your greens, onions, potatoes, and anything else that isn’t pre-packaged, use a reusable produce bag or convert some old t-shirts into bags. This way you can keep all your fresh produce together without wasting those small green bags they have in the produce section. Many people do not know that keeping your produce in plastic bags and containers actually causes the fruit to mold faster.
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Related: Once Upon A Mattress: Organic Sweet DreamsA study by the IUCN found that 35% of microplastic pollution comes from synthetic textiles being washed; that’s a whole bunch of unnecessary microplastic in our environments! Next time you are looking for new clothes try to purchase from ethical companies that use natural fibers instead of synthetic. Or you can use a Cora ball which helps to trap the microplastics before they head down your drain and into the environment!
Related: Sprouts Joins The Sustainability ConsortiumWe do think it is important to include recycled content plastic, because it is better than virgin plastic, and it creates a system that makes our waste into a valuable resource rather than something to be thrown into a landfill. We have already created tons of plastic waste already, so why not use that to create more products?
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