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!
Amanda, a 25-year-old Mom of two, shares how she balances fitness and motherhood, and how stasher has helped her live a healthier lifestyle.
We’re introducing a new series here on the stasher blog: “what’s in your stasher?” In each feature we’ll be talking to stasher’s biggest fans, and some of our favorite health enthusiasts, foodies, environmentalists, fitness junkies, and more!
Let’s kick things off with Amanda, a mom of two adorable little girls, who’s helping others find the balance in motherhood through her drool-worthy food photos and positive mindset, and how stasher has helped her live a healthier lifestyle.Continue Reading →
The first weekend of the new year is finally here! We are delighted that so many of you have joined us in our New Year’s resolution to reduce the amount of plastic we use. If you haven’t already signed the pledge, make sure to do so today! Once you do, we’ll send you an exclusive discount code to use on your next purchase, plus we’re working on a giveaway and other fun things to help kickstart your #plasticfree2017!
With Christmas and Hannukkah just days away we can’t help but reflect on 2016, while setting goals for 2017. Next week we’re taking some time off to rest and recharge and spend some much need time with our familes and loved ones. So from all of us here at stasher hq, we wish you the happiest of holidays and safe travels!
We’re introducing a new feature here on the stasher blog: The Weekly Detox! Here at stasher we’re committed to helping you live a healthier lifestyle, which includes food, wellness, fitness, mindfulness, the environment and more.
Each week we’ll be sharing the latest in eco-friendly, plastic-free news & updates, the latest health & wellness trends and so much more! So make sure to check back each Friday to get the latest on everything you need to know about living healthier.
Without further adieu, here’s your Weekly Detox for December 16th, 2016:Continue Reading →