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Review: Plaine Products - Zero Waste Shampoo + Conditioner

Plaine Products Review
By: Ariana Palmieri

Did you know only 10-20% of a plastic bottle can actually be recycled successfully? Even that portion is often downgraded into another lower form of single-use plastic (not exactly zero waste, if you ask me). Due to this downgrading process, all recycling does is delay the inevitable: Plastic's trip to the landfill. There, it will last hundreds or thousands of years. The plastic that does avoid going to the landfill will probably just end up polluting our oceans and waterways (and possibly even end up in your food - no joke!). Suffice it to say, recycling is a good place to start, but a bad place to stop. That's why I'm excited to talk about Plaine Products with you: They're an eco-friendly brand that packages their all-natural shampoo and conditioner in refillable aluminum bottles. That's right: Aluminum bottles (not plastic ones!). This is a pretty big deal, considering aluminum bottles can be recycled over and over again without any quality loss. In fact, recycling aluminum requires less energy than was needed to make the bottles in the first place. Plaine Products also make other products as well (body wash, hand wash, and body lotion), and all of them are natural, vegan, cruelty-free and refillable! I was lucky enough to try out their shampoo and conditioner and I've been using it for a full month. Want to see what I thought? Here's my review.

12 DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

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By: Ariana Palmieri

Do you have a birthday or holiday coming up? No matter the occasion, mason jar gifts are my go-to solution. They're super cool because the person receiving the gift gets two gifts: Whatever's inside the mason jar, and the mason jar itself. Unlike wrapping paper, they won't be carelessly tossed out (and create more waste). What could be better (especially for the green-minded)? Here are 12 of my favorite zero waste mason jar gift ideas. These gifts are perfect for any occasion (not just Christmas), so feel free to get inspired!

How to Have a Zero Waste Thanksgiving

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If you love celebrating Thanksgiving, you're not alone. Many Americans do: It's a time where friends and family get to come together, talk, and feast. There's just one problem with this holiday: It takes a huge toll on the environment. Between all the traveling, food, and waste we produce in this one day, it's hardly sustainable. That's why I've devised this simple guide to help you turn this holiday around: Here's how to have a zero waste Thanksgiving!