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Forests are a sanctuary for wildlife. And a single forest may be home to several thousand species of animals, all dependent upon one another to survive. In fact, over 75% of Earth’s land-dwelling life lives in forest habitats.1But our planet’s forests are in danger…The demand for cheap wood and paper products drives an ever-growing market of unsustainable and sometimes illegal logging operations. When forests are destroyed or compromised by logging, we refer to it as “deforestation.” The World Wildlife Fund reports that deforestation due to the demand for paper products is the number one threat to Earth’s forests.1
Trees are a leading symbol of sustainability. And for good reason! They're heroes of our planet, working tirelessly to clean the air we breathe and help regulate climate change. Unfortunately, in a span of just over ten years, more than 166,000 square miles of forested land have been lost worldwide.1 That's an area roughly the size of California! So, what can we do to save our precious trees? Well, I'm glad you asked! Here are nine simple ways you can take action and save trees:
When you think of your sustainable lifestyle, what comes to mind? If you’re thinking reusable water bottles, electric cars, and shopping secondhand — you’re not alone. But for many people, living the perfect waste-free, sustainable lifestyle feels unattainable. Perhaps you’ve started turning down the thermostat, but you’re a long way off from affording a Tesla. Or you’ve gotten really great at carrying a reusable water bottle, but shoot, you went and forgot your tumbler again on your morning coffee break. It’s easy to beat yourself up for these sustainability slip-ups, but have you ever thought about how your mindset affects your sustainable lifestyle?
Yearly surveys tell us that most people choose resolutions that focus on their health. The most popular resolutions are to exercise more, eat healthier, lose weight, and save money. But have you ever thought about making a resolution that benefits you and the planet?
Single-use decorations, disposable plates and cutlery, gift wrapping and packaging, plus food waste make up a large portion of the extra jumbo size trash bags sent to the landfill this time of year. And parties are notoriously gluttonous for all of them. So whether you’re on the planning committee, single-handedly party-prepping (bless you!), or simply an eco-conscious employee willing to drop a friendly note to your boss, here are our top recommendations for how to throw an eco-friendly party.
If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve seen some of the devastating stats around the beauty industry and its impact on the environment. Like the fact that beauty brands create over 120 billion units of plastic packaging every year, nearly all of it destined for a landfill. But I’ve got good news for you: It’s totally possible to create a zero-waste skincare routine that leaves you with healthy, glowing skin and a sense of pride in your green beauty products.
Remember that sustainable business practices don’t have to be massive, sweeping changes. Taking the baby steps makes a big difference when you multiply it across thousands of businesses in the US. What we need is for business owners to step up and implement the sustainable business practices that are within their reach.
Zero Waste Week 2022 is September 5-9. Whether you’re eco-curious and ready to try some plastic-free alternatives, or you’re a seasoned eco-warrior on a mission to take your carbon footprint from miniscule to non-existent, we’re bringing you our best tips to green your routine and make your home a sustainable haven.
Here at Cloud Paper, we’re all about reducing waste and offering sustainable solutions to common household items. Plastic doesn’t really decompose and also sheds microplastics into the ecosystem, so you know we’re not a fan of the material. But plastic sponges are so useful! We’re not going to deny it. What we are going to do is to discuss their pros and cons and what alternatives you can use instead.
The term zero-waste means exactly what it sounds like — that nothing is wasted. And it's actually the natural state of the planet. The circle of life in itself is a zero-waste system. Waste is a distinctly human problem. To create things that last beyond their useful lifespan and have no further purpose is a very modern concept. The key to going zero-waste is to understand how the cycle of life works, and learn how to “close the loop” (which is another way of saying zero-waste).