In this week’s detox, we’re focusing on food since eating healthy isn’t just increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat. Often times those fruits and vegetables can contain pesticides, meat contains added hormones, and pre-packaged foods contain additives. To the naked eye, these foods might seem healthy, but in reality they could be depleted of all of their nutrients and harmful to both the environment and the food chain.
We were blown away by the 2,000+ entries to our #plasticfree2017 giveaway earlier this week! We love hearing about how all of you are taking steps to reduce the amount of plastic you use this year. Keep the comments and questions coming!
And if you haven’t already, make sure to take our plastic-free 2017 pledge! once you’ve signed up to take the pledge, we’ll email you an exclusive discount code to use at stasherbag.com to jumpstart your plastic-free 2017!
Our #plasticfree2017 week-long challenge may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean our efforts have to stop! We’ve learned a lot throughout this week and will be sharing everything with you in the coming days. But in the meantime, we’re putting together an epic giveaway with some of our favorite brands that will go live on our Instagram next week. So make sure you’re following us @stasherbag!
“Recycling is not the solution to our waste problem.”
Americans recycle more than 2.4 billion pounds of plastic each year. Yet 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. Which means that dropping plastics in recycling bins isn’t enough to help reduce plastic waste. Once you put something in the recycling bin, it’s out of your control so what happens to it after it leaves your bin isn’t certain.
Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home recently gave a TEDx talk titled “Zero Waste is not Recycling More, But Less.” Johnson explained that “recycling requires energy to process, but also lacks regulations to coordinate the efforts of manufacturers, consumers, municipalities, and recyclers across the globe.”
Thus, because recycling depends on too many variables, it’s not an effective or dependable solution for our worldwide plastic waste problem.
On Monday we’re kicking off a week-long plastic-free challenge! We’d love to have you all join us in going entirely plastic-free for one week, so if you haven’t already, please take the #plasticfree2017 pledge. Once you’ve signed up, we’ll send you an exclusive discount code to use on your next purchase at stasherbag.com.
For all of the details on our plastic-free challenge, take a look at this video, and check back here on the stasher blog for all of the guidelines, resources and tips we’ll be using throughout the week!