What she does mind, however, is her skin. While she did not have acne when she was a teenager, she does now. Hoo boy, does she ever. Some days she wishes she could just wear a mask to cover her entire face.
Recycla was flipping through a magazine when she came across an article about pleather vs. leather shoes and which kind is more eco friendly. Since Recycla is something of a shoe hound and she is always on the lookout for more cute footwear, she perked up when she saw the article.
Why? Because the majority of cut flowers are grown in Latin America and equatorial Africa in an industry in which the employees (mostly women) work for low wages and without benefits. When the holidays roll around and flowers are in demand, the workers are required to labor overtime.
Recycla has reached the point in her life where she knows what she’s looking for in clothes and usually where she can find them. When she does find a style that works for her, she usually buys it in multiples. (Hello perfect chinos, I’m looking at you — in black, navy, khaki, gray, and more.)
With the new year upon us, are you making efforts to declutter your home? Is it possible that you have old electronics taking up space and collecting dust? You should definitely get rid of the junk, but don’t throw anything in the garbage.Beyond just keeping junk out of landfills, you need to know that electrical components contain a variety of toxins and heavy metals that can leak into the environment.
Like so many other people, Recycla has been thinking about the old year and pondering the new one. She doesn’t tend to make resolutions, but usually focuses instead on goals. For the past couple of years, she has been setting small monthly ones, but this year she is pondering three or four large ones that she will focus on all year.
With 2013 here, you’re probably thinking about making some resolutions for the new year. The Eco Women encourage you to think about your eco goals.
As winter has approached, Recycla’s family has been enjoying numerous cups of hot chocolate. Rather than buy the instant stuff in individual packets, Recycla prefers to go the more eco friendly route. There are two ways to do this: