Packaging waste is a major concern for consumers and businesses alike. In large part, that’s because businesses often don’t use the right size box for what they’re shipping out, which requires extra padding materials that create even more waste. It never would have occurred to me as a business owner to make my own boxes, but […]
Wooden sunglasses have entered the fashion world, and maybe just at the right time. Plastic has become such a huge problem in the oceans and for wildlife, and causes so many public health problems, any time we can choose a non-plastic alternative when we shop, we should! That includes for eyewear – sunglasses as well […]
Follow these precautions to avoid the most toxic garden center items when you visit your nursery. 1) PVC Garden Hoses Tests conducted by the consumer testing group Healthy Stuff showed that garden hoses made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic contain phthalates and are among the most toxic garden center items you’ll find. Phthalates help keep plastic […]
Do you curse your period? Apart from all the cramps and mess, do you hate how many tampons and pads you buy, use, and throw away? We’re partnering with Intimina, a Swedish company, to introduce you to what may be the best tampon alternative you’ll ever find: the Lily Cup. (Don’t miss the special 15% […]
As the saying goes, “Being forewarned is being forearmed.” That is certainly true when it comes to the food we buy. It’s also why I pulled together this list of toxic pantry items – and safer alternatives. The more we know, the better able we are to choose the healthiest, safest nourishment for ourselves and […]
Drugstores initially were places where we went to get medicine. While we may still get our prescriptions filled there, today’s drugstores also sell food, cosmetics, toys, office supplies, and home goods—and a surprising number of these items are the opposite of medicine. Many contain chemical compounds that can actually make us pretty sick if we’re […]
Why Plant Native Plants in Your Garden? We’re partnering with Australian Outdoor Living to make it easier for you to choose the right native plants for your garden. WHAT ARE THE RIGHT NATIVE PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN? You can easily find out what native plant is suited to your region and your particular garden. Ask […]
At Big Green Purse, we advocate shifting your spending to the greenest products and services available. That also means buying from companies that make a difference when it comes to protecting our health and the health of the planet. As part of our Earth Day service, we are partnering with sustainable food innovator Hampton Creek Foods […]
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