water in the things you buy

How to Dress Greener: 5 Reasons to Shop at Thrift Stores

November 22, 2018

The Average American Throws Away 70 Pounds of Clothing Each Year Many consider “shop ‘til you drop” a philosophy of life. By the end of the 1990s – the golden years of shopping – shoppers were scooping up about 65 garments per person annually. Who doesn’t love a good sale? Changing trends, new manufacturing technologies […]

The Hidden Water in Everyday Products

July 2, 2017

It may not be visible, but millions of gallons of virtual water go into making the consumer goods Americans buy, use and throw away. Manufacturing everyday materials like paper, plastic, metal and fabric takes water – a lot of it. Knowing how much water it takes to make the raw materials and products we all […]