how to recycle your beauty products

Recycling is a tricky business. There are seven different categories, regulations that vary by state—even city—and accessibility challenges to boot. In recent years, recycling has become even more difficult because of a lack of buyers willing to repurpose the world’s recyclables. Recycling may not be the saving grace solution it was once envisioned to be,…

5 ways to influence more responsibly

I follow a lot of influencers. Big influencers. Side hustlers. And everyone in between. Some influencers I follow are exclusively focused on no-spend and diy-ing their products. But the majority are people who either collaborate with brands to promote their products in a mutually beneficial way or purchase brand’s products and use their platforms to…

5 places to buy used books online (that aren’t Amazon)

One of the first steps I took in my sustainability journey was patronizing my local library. I’m lucky enough to live in Boston, home of the iconic Boston Public Library. In addition to the central location, the library also has 23 satellite locations throughout Boston’s various neighborhoods. This accessibility made the transition from buying to…

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