Happy Earth Day Everyone! Today is a day we are excited really about so we’re celebrating in a big way! We already love Earth Day, and we’ve been giving out seed pens all month to celebrate, but now we love it even more! Join us as we launch our highly anticipated rebrand. After many months of careful preparation and planning we are officially ready to announce our new look. In the coming weeks get ready to see our new look in stores all around the country. Even though we’ve refreshed our style, we’re still using the same safe and natural formulas you and your families love.
With our big news out of the way we also wanted to offer some tips we can all implement to help save the environment together!
Reduce your impact on the environment by reducing the amount of waste you discard. Use refillable water bottles instead of purchasing bottled water. Each time you refill you’re preventing one bottle from going to the dump. Also, bring reusable shopping bags with you when you go to the store. This a great way to reduce the number of plastic bags you use. On average, Americans throw away approximately 200 million plastic bags every year, and the average plastic bag takes 1,000 years to dissolve. No matter how you look at it that really adds up to a lot of plastic going to landfill. Let’s work together to make a change!
Reuse items in unexpected ways to extend their life-cycle. If you love your garden as much as we do, or you received our seed pens with a purchase, try starting your seedlings in paper egg-carton planters. Since the paper is biodegradable the entire planter can be planted, preventing the carton from ending it’s life in a landfill. Re-purposing t-shirts after they are retired from your wardrobe is an easy-to-implement tip. Our friends at Personal Creations came up with a list of 39 ways to up-cycle an old t-shirt. We love number 23!
Recycle everything that you cannot re-purpose into something else. Glass, plastic, metal, and all kinds of paper are recyclable. Rather than going to a landfill, recycle them and they will be turned into new products. Unfortunately, only 6.8% of all plastics are recycled in the United States, but the rates for HDPE plastic are slightly higher. Nearly 28% of all HDPE bottles are recycled, and this was a big factor we considered when we chose to use HDPE bottles in our new line. Also, recycling one HDPE plastic bottle out of ten in America would save 200 million pounds of plastic from going to the dump. That’s a lot of plastic, but when we all chip in and do our part we can make a world of difference.