Is Your Fresh Produce Going Bad Quickly?

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Do you find yourself trying to force-feed yourself produce you purchase because it seems to go bad quickly? If so, there are a couple reasons why that could be. The first, and most obvious, is that you’re buying produce that’s already too ripe. Unless you plan to eat it within a day or two, you may want to try and get something that will take a little more time to ripen. If the produce isn’t too ripe at the time of purchase, but still spoils quickly after you get it home, you could be storing it wrong. Below are a...

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Why Should You Drink from a Glass Water Bottle?

Do you know why you should drink from glass water bottles? It’s not because Gisele Bundchen does. It’s because drinking out of reusable glass, as opposed to plastic, can benefit both you and the environment. Find out how as you read on. How Does Drinking from Glass Benefit the Environment? Plastics and other disposable materials have revolutionized the way we live. Unfortunately, the convenience of using something once and then throwing it away has a pretty significant downside. For starters, roughly 2.7 million tons of plastic is used every year to manufacture disposable drinking bottles. And, since only about 1%...

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Why is BPA Bad for You?

BPA (bisphenol A) is a widely-used industrial chemical, often used in the production of plastics. Like many chemicals though, just because it’s widelyused doesn’t mean it’s safe. As a matter of fact, Kourtney Kardashian won’t eat off of plastic plates or drink from plastic glasses at all, opting for stainless steel instead. Below is a breakdown of what BPA is and why you should avoid it from purifyou®. What is BPA, Exactly? As mentioned above, BPA is a chemical that is added to a wide variety of consumer products, including food containers, plastic dinnerware, and hygiene products. It was first discovered...

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What Other Purposes Can Mesh Bags Serve?

The practice of sustainable living is on the rise nationwide. Reducing demand on natural resources by replacing what is used is not only popular—it’s necessary. To the best of our abilities this practice must become a way of life if we are to preserve our natural resources. That can mean many things. Choosing not to consume a product that adds to the destruction of our planet or is dangerous to animals is one such way we can promote sustainability. Actress Rosario Dawson is also a producer, comic book writer, singer, and political activist. She is also a sustainable fashion designer...

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Why Are Plastic Water Bottles a Bad Idea?

It’s true—plastic water bottles are a bad idea all the way around. Even though the FDA has put a stamp of approval on drinking out of plastic water bottles, that doesn’t mean they are entirely safe—for humans or the environment, especially if you reuse them. That you should never do! Why Should You Not Reuse Water Bottles? It’s tempting, we know. You think you’re doing something good for the environment by reusing water bottles a few or more times. You might be using fewer bottles but the harm you do to your health is not worth it. Better not to...

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