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America’s Recycling Programs are in Disarray, You Can Help

It’s no secret that the state of recycling in America needs to be improved. Individuals have huge opportunity to make a difference.

Plastic Pollution Problem

Save the Planet from Plastic Pollution, One Refill at a Time

Reducing and reusing are real solutions to the planet’s plastic pollution problem since most plastic ends up in landfills and oceans.

Refill to Benefit the Planet

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and REFILL to Benefit the Planet

Refill your containers with package-free products and reduce the amount of plastic you send to the landfill to benefit the planet.

My Journey to Reduce My Carbon Footprint Started With Trash

The journey to reducing my carbon footprint has evolved over several years. It began by reducing the amount of rubbish in our trash.

How will we Face Climate Change, Sharknado, or Ministry For the Future?

Fiction is a window into our future. These two climate crisis stories take vastly different approaches to how we will face climate change.

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OPL Insights

According to a 2022 report from Greenpeace, an international non-profit devoted to raising awareness about environmental issues, only about 5-6% of U.S. plastics were recycled last year, down from a high of 9.5% in 2014 and 8.7% in 2018. Considering that the world now produces more than 380 million metric tons of plastic every year, it’s easy to see how quickly waste can add up. Refilling your own containers is a fairly easy way to reduce your plastic waste. We share our experience in our blog, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and REFILL to Benefit the Planet.

Explore our interactive map to find a refillery business in a city near you.

Plant-rich meals use less water, fossil fuel, pesticides, fertilizers, and antibiotics and are better for your health.

Recipes to Inspire You

There has never been a better time to add more vegetables to your diet. From the planetary plant-rich diet to vegetarian and vegan options, you can make joyful changes to your diet that are good for you and the planet. Here are some of our favorite recipes to inspire you to create colorful, healthy, and delicious meals.

Fruit Shrubs Make Attractive Cocktails or Mocktails

Fruit shrubs, a delicious vinegar-based syrup known as “drinking vinegars,” make attractive cocktails or mocktails for the holidays.

Lots of Pepper Jam

We love this pepper jam. It is so adaptable! Mix it with greek yogurt or sour cream and serve with chips or crackers as an appetizer.

Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Feta Cheese

This green bean salad is delicious as a side dish. It is healthy and fresh tasting and makes a nice addition to a holiday menu.

Vintage Homestyle Sweet Corn Pancakes Recipe

Sweet Corn Pancakes is now one of my favorite corn recipes, with or without my favorite local honey or maple syrup.

Wild Caught Salmon with Autumn Salad

Salmon isn’t only a summer staple; it can be just as delicious in the cooler months! This recipe is savory and satisfying with a crunch!

Cauliflower and White Bean Soup

This soup is velvety, creamy, and comforting! Cauliflower and white beans star in this full-flavored, addicting soup that is perfect for a weeknight meal.

Autumn’s Spectacular Applesauce

The Honey Crisp apple is crisp, slightly tart, and sweet. It incorporates so well in the apple recipes we love including applesauce.

Apple Buckle is the Perfect Fall Coffee Cake

Looking for a delicious fall coffee cake, look no further. Apple Buckle pairs perfectly with morning coffee or an afternoon cup of tea.

Indian-inspired Chana Marsala with Spinach

Kick up the heat with this flavorful Indian-inspired Chana Marsala! Enjoy this vegan and gluten free dish on its own with toasted naan.

Books we are reading this month

Can I Recycle This? Book Cover

Can I Recycle This?

Jennie Romer is a leading expert on single-use plastics and reduction and recycling in the U.S. Jennie’s book is a great place to get knowledgeable answers.

How to Give Up Plastic Book Cover

How to Give Up Plastic

We are on a path to having more plastic in the ocean by 2050 than fish. This book has practical ways to eliminate plastic in your bathroom, closet, kitchen, and on the go.

One Green Thing Book Cover

One Green Thing

Heather White is a kindred spirit to One Planet Life. For anyone feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of climate change, Heather shares how to take small steps – one green thing.

The Backyard Homestead Book Cover

We Are The Weather

We Are the Weather comes at you like crashing waves of tough facts. At the same time, it is deeply personal. This powerful combination lingers with you and changes you – for the better. 

Zero Waste Living The 80-20 Way

Zero Waste Living

If you’re wondering how to make easy changes to reduce waste, this practical guide may be just right for you. Let a friend, Stephanie, share her approach to zero waste living the 80/20 way.

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