Is plastic a new silent spring?
Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring ignited a global environmental movement by highlighting the seemingly harmless toxins that surround us.
The parallels with her work 53 years ago and the growing global plastic pollution problem are uncanny and highly disturbing.
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Laundry detergents are a major plastic waste culprit.
Get this: In Canada alone, approximately 94 million plastic 1.5L / 50 fl. oz. plastic laundry jugs end up in landfills each year - or potentially as plastic pollution in the broader environment.
There is now an eco-friendly solution that eliminates all plastic waste - and cleans beautifully.
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In our experience, yes, but it's not that simple.
Looking at efforts and ideas ranging from the Kingdom of Bhutan to Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project to Pharrell Williams Raw for the Oceans, this post examines how the correlation between using less plastic and happiness is valid and important, but not always so easy to implement, and requires a broader perspective.
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