At home

Is candle wax biodegradable? Can it be composted?

Not easily recycled, candles create a headache when it comes to their disposal. Is composting an option?

Are paper straws biodegradable? Can they be composted?

Paper straws are a popular alternative to, often banned, plastic straws. However, they often end up in landfill too. Are they biodegradable?

Are paper towels biodegradable? Can they be composted?

Paper towels are common item in the home and public restrooms. But what about their disposal? Can they be popped in your compost pile?

Are paper cups biodegradable?  Can they be composted?

Paper cups are a popular single-use item for party hosts. Inexpensive and easy to tidy up. In terms of their biodegradability, how do they rate?

Is glass recyclable? Yes, with some caveats!

Glass items tend to be long-lasting. But how should you dispose of it – is glass recyclable? It depends, glass is not created equal…

Are dryer sheets biodegradable? Can they be composted?

Dryer sheets are a popular laundry go-to for static-free clothes. In terms of the planet, are dryer sheets biodegradable or compostable?

Are paper plates bad for the environment?

Paper plates are a popular party item. Being single-use we must question their impact on the planet. Are paper plates bad for the environment?

Are paper plates biodegradable? Can they be composted?

Paper plates are the go-to serving options for parties – convenient and easy to dispose of. But, are paper plates biodegradable and fit for the compost pile?

Is silicone eco-friendly? It could be worse!

Silicone is a popular alternative from standard plastics. How does it fare in terms of the environment – is silicone eco-friendly?

Is bamboo sustainable – or have we been misled?

You’d be forgiven for thinking bamboo is the most eco-friendly material know to man. But is bamboo actually sustainable?!