Archives for June 2015

Mommy Greenest Approved Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub

brightening facial scrub against white backgroundPlastic microbeads are so over. Minnesota and Illinois banned them outright, New York is planning on it, and more states are sure to follow suit. And they should, because plastic microbeads are a serious environmental problem. Luckily, conscious companies like Acure Organics have nixed them from the get-go, in favor of truly sustainable ingredients that work together for better skin.

In fact, when the company tested their new microbead-free Brightening Facial Scrub, 85% of women saw a decrease in facial pigmentation. You read that right—eighty-five percent. Plus, they give 1% of all proceeds from sales of the product to the 5Gyres Ban the Microbead campaign, which is leading the campaigns to ban microbeads, state by state. And it just gets better: Acure hooked up Mommy Greenest readers with a serious giveaway! [Read more…]

.@LCVoters vs. @Waterkeeper on Clean Water Rule

When I read the League of Conservation Voters’ perspective on the new Clean Water Rule that restores “pollution protections to the small streams and wetlands that contribute to the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans,” I was thrilled. But then I read what the Waterkeeper Alliance had to say about it, and I wasn’t so sure. [Read more…]

4 Water Saving Gadgets

water saving showerhead against white backgroundCalifornia is in a serious drought right now, which some are saying could be the worst in history. We can debate the role of climate change until we’re blue in the face–many states just keep getting drier. And while we can’t solve this problem overnight, we can easily take control of our household water usage–saving money wherever you live. These four water saving gadgets can help you conserve where you didn’t even know you were wasting! [Read more…]

Congress Considers Salmonella Law, @FoodAndWater Taking Names

Picture this: A USDA inspector find salmonella in chicken, and the manufacture can still send it to stores. Yes, really. The Department of Agriculture can’t issue a mandatory recall of products contaminated with salmonella–even if those products are making people ill. [Read more…]

Fragrance Disclosure by @SCJGreenChoices: Does It Go Far Enough?

Want to know what’s in your air freshener fragrance? Now you can–up to a point. Last week, SC Johnson announced that they would disclose fragrance ingredients for the 200 candles, scented oils and air fresheners in product lines such as Glade. But there’s a catch. [Read more…]

.@EWG Finds BPA in 90% of Cans; Chemical Linked to Obesity

It may be time to rethink canned food. A new study from the Environmental Working Group found 90% of cans are lined with hormone-disrupting BPA, which was back on California’s Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals as of May. [Read more…]

A New Take on Toxic Dry Cleaning

Wet dry cleaning sounds like an oxymoron, right? But awareness of this less-toxic way to dry clean clothes is the Toronto Environmental Alliance‘s push to get people away from dry cleaning solvents. [Read more…]

New Car Smell Pollution Identified

Did you ever wonder about that new car smell? People are obsessed with it–there’s even a toxic chemical air freshener that promises just that scent. But the chemicals behind the new car smell aren’t so pretty. [Read more…]