What is OEKO-TEX and Why is it Important?
What is OEKO-TEX and Why is it Important? OEKO what? If you are new to this term, no worries, we are here to educate you on this exciting standard of textile testing! First, let’s address the obvious question. HOW do you pronounce this? While it seems like you would sound out the first two vowels separately, like OH-EE-KO, it actually sounds like OH-KO. However, it can vary depending on what part of the world you are in so if you say OH-EH-KO or even OY-KO, it won’t be wrong! Next, what does OEKO-TEX even mean? The OEKO-TEX website shares, “In...
Tru Earth - Truly Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent!
Plastic is everywhere. Even in the aisles of natural grocery stores, eco-friendly products, and in our attempt at sustainable homes. We recycle what we can, but where does it all go from there? Headlines are littered with news of recycled plastic that never makes it through the recycling process. It can feel like you are running against the wind, trying desperately to preserve the planet, but are your recycling efforts even helping? In 2018, according to the EPA, only 8.7% of plastics were actually recycled while landfills received more than 27 million tons of plastic, a number that seems unimaginable!...
4 Easy Ways to Lower Waste
Having a low-waste lifestyle doesn't mean you have to sacrifice!
An easy way to start and incorporate a sustainable mindset is to choose products that can be washed not tossed whenever possible. If you put this idea into action you will be amazed at the changes you can make.
Welcome to our first blog post! There are so many things we have wanted to share since Coast to Coast Sustainable Solutions launched last spring. For example, why Coast to Coast? Common question, but we’ll get to that next time! Today I want to talk about packaging. Not just any packaging, but sustainable packaging. Have you ever thought about all the material that goes into shipping products, especially in the Amazon, instant gratification world we now live in? If you are an eco-friendly, recycling fanatic like we are it’s enough to make your head spin! Our intention with C2C is to promote...