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Ditch Disposable To-Go Cups with GreenPaxx Silicone Caps and Straws {Giveaway}

I recently had the opportunity to try out several very innovative products made by GreenPaxx. Cindy, the owner of the company, has set her mind on creating a healthier environment for her family along with a more sustainable future for the earth, hence the birth of her business. After speaking with her just once, I […]

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Freezycup Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold Review

Freezycups Stainless Steel Ice Pop Molds Review

We recently had the opportunity to try out Freezycups from Life Without Plastic. As the name implies, their specialty is products made without plastic. They offer a huge variety of items from eating gear to toys, school supplies to travel accessories. It’s a plastic-free heaven! Freezycups are ice pop molds made of high quality, food […]

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Looking to Improve Indoor Air Quality? Substitute Linoleum for Vinyl Flooring

Indoor air quality is an important consideration, especially since we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors. The EPA says that in the average home, levels of organic pollutants are two to five times higher than outdoors. So what causes such poor indoor air quality?  A  plethora of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)  that off-gas from pesticides, cleaning chemicals, paint, […]

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Non-stick Coating in Glass Ketchup Bottles

Non-stick Coating Introduced for Food Packaged in Glass Bottles

Didn’t we just settle on the fact that food in glass containers was our safest bet?  Maybe not. According to FastCompany, a group of MIT engineers is developing a new condiment lubricant that makes the inside of both plastic and glass bottles so slippery, nothing is left inside.  They report that LiquiGlide will relieve us of the […]

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How Dishwashers and Microwaves Differ in the Way They Heat Plastic

How Dishwashers and Microwaves Differ in the Way They Heat Plastic

It may not be the most popular recommendation I’ve ever made, but at this point in my research, I don’t have an issue with washing dishes on the top rack of a non-commercial dishwasher.  I do, however, recommend against microwaving plastic. I’ve been asked hundreds of times why in the world I’m okay with dishwashers, […]

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Kids Safer Cups and Dish Guide

Safer Kids Cup and Dish Guide

Finding safer cups and dishes for older kids has been a challenge. We’re embarking on an expedition to see what we can find. Our list is growing as we confirm more BPA, PVC, phthalate, and melamine-free options, so keep checking back! Urban Trend FunWares These Urban Trend Funwares products are innovative and unique, and encourage […]

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Sophie Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe is Full of Toxic Nitrosamines? Not so Fast…

We’ve been asked by many concerned parents recently about an article published in a French newspaper reporting that Sophie the Giraffe was contaminated with carcinogenic nitrosamines.  We contacted Calisson Inc., the U.S. distributor, directly to learn more.  We asked for testing documentation and an explanation of the toxicity claims – both of which they offered […]

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