It’s commonly believed that buying an artificial Christmas tree saves money and the environment – spending money once, using the tree year after year, and saving a tree from being cut down. With over 34 million harvested trees sold in the US each year compared with 10 million artificial trees, which is the healthier, more eco-friendly choice?
Plastic. Is. Everywhere. From grocery bags to water bottles to food packaging, it’s impossible to avoid and nearly 300 millions tons of it is produced each year. We can cut down on our personal consumption by using reusable items, but what happens to that bottle or that take-out container that you tossed into the recycling bin? Can we prevent it from just turning into more plastic?
T-Shirts: an essential of every minimalist’s life and one of the most ubiquitous event souvenirs. No matter how excited you were to receive that t-shirt, chances are that you have a drawer full of the same thing at home. Luckily, t-shirts are the base for a multitude of fun, functional and easy projects. Instead of adding to the thrift store’s stock or throwing them away, take a look at these ideas: