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Is bioplastic the new plastic?

Aug 9, 2023

Is bioplastic the new plastic?

Is bioplastic as eco-friendly as it sounds? After all, it’s plant-based and biodegradable. But as it turns out, plastic is plastic, no matter what it’s made of. In this article, we’re going deep to understand why bioplastic isn’t the answer to the single-use plastic crisis.
the evolution of the drinking straw

Oct 30, 2022

History of Straws 101: The evolution of the drinking straws through the ages

The drinking straw has been a harmless staple since ancient civilization–it’s only in the last 60 years that it’s become synonymous with environmental harm. It begs the question: “how did we get here?” Let’s take a look at the history of the drinking straw. 
HAY straws Blog Post - Biden's Big Climate Bill In a Nutshell

Sep 18, 2022

Biden’s Big Climate Budget In A Nutshell

A breakdown of President Biden’s $375 billion climate spending package, why it’s important, and how it can be better. 
Hay straws blog post cover image Is composting good for the environment?

Aug 21, 2022

Why is composting good for the environment?

Did you know you can reduce your carbon footprint considerably just by composting your food scraps? Rotting food and food scraps languish in landfills, emitting methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Totally gross, and totally avoidable. In this composting 101, we’ll show you why composting is important, what happens at industrial and municipal composting facilities, and how you can get started in your own backyard.

Aug 16, 2022

Bamboo: The Clean, Strong, Sustainable Wood...That Isn’t Even Wood

Bamboo is a woody very resistant grass, but it’s easy to mistake for a tree. And that’s exactly why this renewable resource is becoming a game-changer for forest conservation and healthy, sustainable living: it doesn’t just look like outperforms it.

Apr 30, 2021

The Sustainable Bartender Turning Food Waste Into Taste

Meet Renato Tonelli - Sustainable Bartender.  Renato has years of experience in mixology, has lived and worked in multiple cities around the world, and is as passionate about creating amazing cocktails as he is for sustainable practices in all facets of the industry. He is working to equip home mixologists and professionals alike with the techniques and strategies to reduce the world's food waste from bars, restaurants, and households - We did a Q&A with Renato to learn more about his passion for turning food waste into delicious drinks. We hope it inspires you to get creative in the kitchen and behind the bar!

Apr 27, 2021

Why Bioplastics Are Not (Yet) the Solution to Plastic Pollution

While bioplastics are certainly a better alternative to petroleum-based plastic, they aren’t perfect. Because of misleading marketing, there’s a lot of general confusion about what exactly are bioplastics, and what happens to them after you discard them. Learn the facts about bioplastics, and why they aren’t quite yet the answer to plastic pollution we’re looking for.

Jul 24, 2018

Was It Your Straw in That Turtle’s Nose?

It’s no secret that plastic pollution is directly responsible for the deaths of animals in all types of ecosystems. Though it’s easy to look away from such distressing sights, it’s in the best interest of the entire planet to face it head-on, and to decide to do something about it. Here are just a few ways wildlife is being impacted by our plastic problem, and what you can do today to make the change you want to see.

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