Change-Makers

This Is How Many Microplastics Humans Eat A Year, Says New Study – Personal Development Article

Think about the number of times throughout the day you see others using single-use plastic (bottles, lids, straws, bags) or use it yourself—take-out containers, shipping material, and packaged foods. I don’t know about you, but all I’m seeing is plastic, which makes sense as a study published in Science Advances found that since large-scale production of plastic began 60 years ago, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced. The same study found that 6.3 billion metric tons became…

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These Graphic Designers Are Making Helping Homeless Women Incredibly Simple – Self Improvement Article

There were 63,498 homeless people in New York City alone reported last December. The numbers showed that the amount of New Yorkers sleeping each night in municipal shelters is 76 percent higher than it was 10 years ago—and this doesn’t even account for people who are sleeping unsheltered. This means shelters are more crowded and resources are limited. One of the most limited resources: menstrual products for women. In fact, menstrual products are some of the least donated items in shelters,…

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Super Bowl LIII Will Be Surprisingly Sustainable – Self Improvement Article

In 2016, the Super Bowl kicked off in a stadium equipped with 1,150 solar panels and a massive rooftop garden. Last year, the big night was a nearly zero-waste event, complete with compost bins and biodegradable food containers. Super Bowl LIII is also poised to be a surprisingly green affair. This Sunday, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will face off in the newly completed Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which is certified LEED Platinum for its energy-saving initiatives. The…

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