We keep hearing and seeing the word biodegradable, but do any of us really know what it means?
I’ve always assumed it’s the base of the word. Something that degrades to a point where it becomes useful to the natural environment again.
I hadn’t considered the “bio” part of the word. I thought it pertained to the biological part of the world. The natural environment as opposed to the manmade environment.
In my mind, this goes hand in hand with composting. If something is able to break down, then that’s what composting is.
Except it’s not.
Procter & Gamble is raising prices on feminine products & diapers, according to Forbes.
Their rival Kimberly Clark is also doing the same. Except, Kimberly Clark is additionally raising prices on a few other items, as noted in their March 31, 2021 Press Release.
That big surge in toilet paper buying we all did back in March-May 2020 is starting to impact us, the consumer.
According to Deanna Dewberry, WHEC:
Manufacturers are still trying to catch up in that boom in demand by hiring front-line workers, increasing wages, even turning to third-party manufacturers to fill the gap. …
When it comes to being sustainable and trying to live in a more eco-conscious way, it can seem daunting.
But, we all have to start somewhere. Being more mindful of our choices and trying in itself is a good start.
There are a few simple and easy swaps you can make to get going. Once developed into good habits, they will likely lead to larger life changes.
“The average American consumes 167 bottles of water per year.” — Equa
On top of that, only about 23% of those get recycled.
I’ll do the math. That’s about 38 bottles recycled and…
I read an article the other day outlining what women need in the workplace. A man wrote it. I would say this surprised me, but it didn’t.
I keep seeing these articles, and they seem to be consistently written by men. Which is very intriguing to me. Where are these articles written by women?
As a woman who spent 11 years in corporate America, as a civil engineer, I am very keen on what women need from men in that environment. …
Many things held me back from composting. The first being a yard. I lived in a condo without one. Then I learned most cities have a drop-off location.
The next hold-up became time. The nearest compost drop-off was 30 minutes away. All I could think of was how long the compost would sit in a bin on my kitchen counter, smelling.
That lovely smell of decomposing, rotten egg, grossness.
I couldn’t get past the thought of how bad my kitchen would smell. Yet I knew how much composting would reduce my waste and help the environment.
According to the EPA…
Integrating rest into your practice can help avoid burnout.
An unpopular opinion, consistency isn’t always beneficial.
It’s spoken about as being the secret to success. Which it is. It is something we need.
Yet we need to weigh it against our fatigue level. Is it propelling us towards success or is it accelerating us towards burnout?
When we’re physically and mentally drained, continuing to show up “just to push through” is not a good growth mechanism.
Consistency is what drives us to succeed when no one is looking, but it’s also what can promote burnout at the same time.
Akarsh! Thank you for taking the time to read this. I'm glad you found it helpful!
Of course, I also don't mind you plugging your article. I'll have to make sure to give it a read. It already sounds pretty powerful and spot-on in regards to the default view being of man.
Thanks for sharing!
Do you really need that paper towel?
17 trees and over 20,000 gallons of water.
That’s what’s needed to create one ton of paper towel rolls. Creighton University
If you’re like me, that’s all I grew up with. As an adult, I used them for about everything: paper towels, napkins, and general cleanup. Very naive of me, but I didn’t realize there was another option until later in life.
Now, I haven’t used a paper towel in over a year. I don’t think about it and I haven’t missed it.
“Man should not consider his material possession his own, but…
A few years back I started getting inundated with a lot of ads for shaving subscription services. All promising, “no pink tax.”
As a woman, finding a product I use without the pink tax is always a plus. None of us want to have to pay more for a product because of our gender. Alas, we all know it’s a thing.
Sure, there are several ways around this. You could skip shaving altogether. You could get a wax or you could get laser hair removal. All are viable options.
You could even buy the razor geared towards men. Except, those…
Very good article. As a female engineer who left the industry I can add a few more reasons why there are less women. Most leave in their middle management years for various reasons. One is the gender stereotype of taking care of the children. The other is less "pretty."
They get push back, gaslighting, and overall anger towards their successes. What started as support in my early career by both male & female mentors, turned into a ghost town as I progressed. My male mentors disappeared to support other, less deserving men.
I didn't leave to stay home, I left…