Better Beverage Containers

Don't overlook the health impacts of the container when shopping for healthier premade beverages.

A Plastic Safety Refresher Course

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.

Pledge to Recycle More for America Recycles Day 2011

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.

Are BPA-Free Plastics Safe?

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?

In the News: The Great Garbage Patch

Use all-natural exfoliating scrubs with your favorite herbs or essential oils to cut down on your contribution to plastic pollution in the ocean.

5 Steps to Avoiding 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.

Biodegradable Wedding Reception

Jessica explains how she achieved an entirely biodegradable wedding reception with bamboo disposable plates, biodegradable plastic cups and soy candles.

Starbucks Greens its Coffee Cups

Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.

Green Your Life: It’s in the Bag

Natural Home intern Dani Hurst explores practical plastic bag alternatives as well as ways to reuse the ones she already has.

Going Baggy

Matt gets a reality check on his reusable bag habit and what needs to be done to really help the environment.