DIY inspiration comes from the most unlikely places, even discarded materials we consider trash. These projects show you how versatile plastic bottles can be.
Brand views her work, process and personal philosophy as the product of a mini ecosystem.
Don't overlook the health impacts of the container when shopping for healthier premade beverages.
It can be hard to remember which types of plastic are most hazardous to our health. Use this simple guide to plastics as a refresher course, and keep toxic plastics out of your life.
Before buying a toy, the first consideration should be its health. We’ve seen a lot of recent news about unhealthy plastics and paints in inexpensive children’s toys. Making sure any toy you select is healthy should be your number one priority.
By now you’ve likely heard its best to avoid the endocrine-disrupting chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA). But what about BPA-Free plastics… are these safe, and are they the best solution?
Sigg apologizes for BPA-lined bottles and offers a bottle-exchange program.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares a simple guide to recycling plastics and plastic symbols.
Stop buying and using plastic to green your life today.
China joins Canada, Europe and the United Arab Emirates in banning BPA from children's products. What is the United States doing? So far, nothing.
Levi's jeans brand introduces its Waste>Less denim collection made from recycled bottles as the next chapter in its sustainable design initiative.
Turn your idle household items into makeshift vases. Natural Home guest blogger Margie Monin Dombrowski shows you how.
Exfoliating scrubs' tiny exfoliating beads that soften skin are often made from small bits of plastic called polyethylene and can have harsh environmental effects.
Seattle voters rejected a proposal to pay 20 cents per plastic bag at the register.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace explains how to recycle your empty cosmetics containers.
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
Stackable chairs made from molded hemp represent a breakthrough in using the versatile, renewable fiber.
Matt gets a reality check on his reusable bag habit and what needs to be done to really help the environment.
Beaverton Foods’ Inglehoffer organic mustards will now sport a green cap to make the organic line easily identifiable from the original line.
Bobble water bottles come with a built-in, replaceable carbon filter to produce great-tasting water on-the-go.
PURE Glass Bottle is a new portable re-usable glass drinking bottle designed with SafeShell technology to make it shatter-resistant.
Praised for being equal parts function and fashion, the heritage brand SIGG Switzerland is proud to present the new 2012 collection of water bottles.
Think you're safe because you're buying BPA-free plastic? A study has found endocrine-disrupting chemicals in 70 percent of plastic products--even those without BPA.
BPA is everywhere, but with a little know-how you can effectively cut this dangerous chemical from your life. Follow these five steps to avoid contact with BPA.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
Whether you’re searching for unique gifts for loved ones or just need a little snow day entertainment, look no further than a bottle cutting kit. It may sound complicated, but a little patience and a steady hand are all it takes to master this useful art.
The Rhombin, a desktop organizer made from a plant-based plastic (bioplastic), merges sustainability with convenience and cutting-edge design.
Fracking, buying American, GMOs and unplugging topped the green news this week.
A new study has found that biodegradable plastic's rapid rate of decomposition could cause the release of methane, a greenhouse gas. The study's authors suggest that petroleum-based products might be preferable. We need better alternatives than that.
Caroline Saul uses recycled plastic milk jugs as the main material in her weightless sculptures.
Plastic we don't recycle ends up in our oceans. Alkaline batteries leak toxins into the air, water and soil when sent to landfills. What if we all took responsibility for recycling common items we use? Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15, 2011, by taking the pledge to recycle more.
Natural Home intern Dani Hurst explores practical plastic bag alternatives as well as ways to reuse the ones she already has.
Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
Reed diffusers are a great way to fill your home with the fresh, healing scents of essential oils—but they're pricey. You can save a bundle by making your own using repurposed bottles and plant stalks.
Use glass bottles or jars over light bulbs to create a beautiful chandelier.
Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.
Laundry detergent manufacturer reduces plastic by 66 percent in new easier-to-recycle bottles made from recycled cardboard and newspaper.
When it comes time to choose what decking material to use for your next outdoor living project, consider wood composite decks that save old growth trees by utilizing recycled content.
Recycling rewards program RecycleBank compiled this list of five household items that contain toxic materials or won’t biodegrade.
A new study finds that showerheads contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria.
If you’re looking for a unique container gardening experience, look no further than growbottles from Potting Shed Creations. These self-watering planters are made in the USA from reclaimed restaurant wine bottles, and they’re as sustainable as they are stylish.
Editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares her healthy living goals for the next year.
Campbell's Soup Company has announced it will start packaging its soups with BPA-free cans as soon as an alternative becomes available.
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
Jessica explains how she achieved an entirely biodegradable wedding reception with bamboo disposable plates, biodegradable plastic cups and soy candles.
Reading books from your local public library is a greener alternative to buying new books.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.