Bodhi Surf’s Bahia Ballena Plastic-Free Initiative

0 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On August 3, 2017 Category: Get Informed, News, Support Organizations Creating Change, Uncategorized

Guest post by Jazeen Hollings, Director of “The Bodhi Wave“ As I chatted with Travis Bays, Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s busy co-owner, I pictured him hunched over his wooden kitchen table in Bahia, Costa Rica, trusty stainless steel water bottle in hand. Through the telephone I could hear the excited laughs of his two-year old

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Periods Without Plastic.

2 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On July 14, 2017 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed, Uncategorized

Let’s break the period taboo and talk plastic-free menstrual products! This is an important topic to explore because these monthly visits from ‘Aunty Flo’ can have a large impact on our bodies and our environment. Did you know that companies who create these products aren’t required to disclose all of the ingredients in their products

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Stainless Steel Freezycup

Reusable Plastic-Free Popsicle Molds

0 comments | Posted By Chantal Plamondon On June 21, 2017 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed

Every summer, we need to talk once again about the utter awesomeness of our Freezycup popsicle mold because, well, people forget or they didn’t know this product existed in the first place. Imagine a popsicle mold that is not made of plastic, but instead of premium stainless steel, so that when you warm it up

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Who Needs Plastic Straws Anymore When We’ve Got These

3 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On March 23, 2017 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed

The Problem With Plastic Straws Plastic straws are finally getting more attention in the media, and rightly so. Although they have often been overshadowed by the menacing plastic bag and disposable cup, they have consistently been in the top 10 most commonly found plastic items, according to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup data. In the

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heat activated fabric dressing

Waterproofing Without Plastic: Can Non-Plastic Natural Materials Be Made Water-Resistant?

5 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On March 8, 2017 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Uncategorized

We all know how good of a job plastic does at keeping water out but can non-plastic natural materials be made water-resistant too? Absolutely! When making more plastic-free choices we are often opting for more natural materials, some of which are not typically known for being as reliably waterproof as plastic. There are however naturally

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Christmas Tree Wrapped in Plastic

How to graciously let it be known that you don’t want plastic gifts this Holiday Season

7 comments | Posted By Chantal Plamondon On December 7, 2016 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed

Although we are the owners of a business called Life Without Plastic, believe it or not, we still receive plastic gifts during the Holiday Season, even from our own family!  There are personal preferences that seem to receive a bit more deference from friends and family than avoiding plastics, such as being vegetarian or food

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Stocking Stuffers that are Plastic-Free, Purposeful, and Under 15$!

3 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On December 5, 2016 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed

How about about eco-friendly stocking stuffers? It’s going to be a green holiday season folks – well, hopefully outside it will be white, but with our help the inside can still be green-friendly! Here are 10 plastic-free and purposeful stocking stuffer ideas that the kiddies are sure to love! And the best part is that

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