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The impact of single-use menstrual hygiene products on climate change and more sustainable alternatives

by Magda Kalinowska One needs only to consider the sheer magnitude of some relevant statistics to understand the wide-scale impact of single-use menstrual products on climate change. An individual will use approximately 441 pounds of single-use menstrual products throughout their lifetime.1 This could potentially add up to a significant amount given that about 26% of […]

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When green isn’t what it seems

by Kristina McKean Shopping as a sustainably-minded consumer can be a minefield. While on the hunt for a phone case recently (a purchase that should theoretically be simple), I was torn between products that ranged from “biodegradable” to “made from recycled material” to “carbon neutral” and everything in between. While assessing the various options’ ability

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