Category: Lifestyle

Washing Synthetic Clothing Releases Microplastics Into Our Oceans, Here’s What to Do About It…

Washing Synthetic Clothing Releases Microplastics Into Our Oceans, Here’s What to Do About It…

Brisbane, Australia: Ecologist Mark Browne from the School of Biology and Environmental Sciences at the University College Dublin pioneered microplastics research when he found tiny, synthetic fibres on beach shorelines. His 2011 study revealed that 85 percent of the microfibres discovered were human-made materials commonly used in clothing; fibres such as polyester, nylon and acrylic....

Sustainable Babies: Tips on Using Reusable Cloth Diapers From An Eco-Conscious Parent

Sustainable Babies: Tips on Using Reusable Cloth Diapers From An Eco-Conscious Parent

Disposable nappies (or diapers, the words are used interchangeably) are easy-to-use, easy-to-change, easy-to-dump, but there is a huge price for the convenience – and the earth is paying. Usually made from pulp, paper and polyethylene plastic (a synthetic material made from crude oil), nylon, polyester and polypropylene, plastic materials in these nappies can take up...

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

In 2013 Yahoo was hacked and the data of over three billion accounts were compromised, according to Verizon Communications who acquired the company. In September 2014, Sony Pictures was hacked and confidential data stolen from their systems. This included personnel records, emails and some unreleased movie projects. The hack was carried out by alleged state-sponsored...

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

Brussels, Belgium: Many of us spend our days glued to them, taking pictures, calling our loved ones, watching movies, reading articles and basically performing every daily task thanks to them. Them? Every electronic gadget that has become indispensable to our always more connected and globalized lives, including but not limited to smartphones, laptops, camera, GPS...

The Night I Got High On (Sustainable) Hemp Seed

The Night I Got High On (Sustainable) Hemp Seed

Auckland, New Zealand: When I first met Cameron Sims, founder of Plant Culture, I was surrounded by ‘cool people’ with baggy pants and Nike shoes. I approached him because he was the only one with a cool linen-looking shirt; my type of person. Little did I know, he was the founder of a sustainability-focused hemp...

My First Eco-Friendly Birthday

My First Eco-Friendly Birthday

Abuja, Nigeria: Friday, April 27th was my birthday. I turned 26. As semi-customary, I had to arrange a get-together with friends. This birthday was quite a personal milestone for me as it was my first birthday without being a student or working a 9-5 job. First, I had everyone meet-up and share rides to the cinema....

How Instagram Stifles Sustainability

How Instagram Stifles Sustainability

New York City, United States: My nipples almost being ripped off inspired me to write this piece. Okay, I’m being dramatic but let me explain… It’s 6 am in New York and I’m at the airport, waiting to fly out. Naturally, I’m getting my last Instagram fix in before the WIFI-less flight and with each...