5 Reasons You Should Pay Attention to Plastic

March 1, 2021

Everyone should care about plastic. It’s true the stuff is a miracle to human health — plus it’s cheap for us to buy as individuals. However, plastic has a dirty, negative side in that it’s also terrible for human health, global finances, and is a bane to our environment. The manufacturing, existence, use, and disposal […]

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5 quick tips: how to reduce waste during construction

September 23, 2020

The EPA estimates that 548 million tons of construction and demolition (C/D) debris (concrete, asphalt, steel, wood products, drywall, brick and clay tile, etc) was generated in the U.S. in 2015 alone — more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste. The reduction, reuse, and recycling of C/D can be accomplished through deconstruction […]

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Rethink Waste in and around your garden with Bend Urban Gardens

July 29, 2020

There is so much waste that can happen in backyard gardening: building materials, toxic chemicals from herbicides and pesticides, not to mention water, energy, and food waste potentials that can occur. I had a chance to sit down with a professional to learn about some best practices around waste reduction in the garden. From non-toxic […]

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Spark Joy by Decluttering your Cleaning Cabinet.

May 21, 2019

I’ve been reading a lot about spring cleaning lately. Maybe in part because Marie Kondo has become so popular in the mainstream? It’s great that she has really encouraged people to downsize and get rid of all the stuff they have purchased that no longer brings them joy. However, it recently came to my attention […]

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Spring Cleaning – Clean Out Chemicals For Good!

March 27, 2017

This year, instead of stocking up on expensive, packaged, specific cleaners for every single thing in your home, get rid of them for good. The average person in the U.S. uses some 40 pounds of household cleaners each year, and many of those products have harmful or toxic ingredients. And the irony is that most of them […]

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Reduce Waste, Chemicals & Cost with DIY Laundry Soap

June 26, 2012

Non toxic eco-friendly cleaning products are an important way to reduce your daily chemical exposure, but the cost and waste can add up fast.  One way to save some money and cut down on extra packaging is to make it yourself!  One of our staff recently delved into DIY laundry soap and reported not only […]

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