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Beauty trends that will green your beauty routine

Beauty brands are always looking for ways to stay fresh and current, and in these changing times, that means making their products greener and producing them more sustainably. The past couple of years have seen an explosion in green beauty, and we’re super excited about a few trends that are making a big splash. Less packaging Refillable, reusable and biodegradable packaging are on everyone’s mind for 2020, and many beauty brands are leading the way. TerraCycle’s loop program allows customers in a few major cities to order products from participating brands including Josie Maran and Paula’s Choice, which arrive in eco-friendly packaging like glass bottles. When the product is finished, customers simply send the empty bottles back, where they are...

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4 reasons to go green with bamboo

  In the tropical climates where bamboo naturally grows, this super-plant has been used for centuries for everything from food to construction and more.  I LIVE ECO has been a fan of bamboo since its inception (bamboo straws are where we began!) and we are thrilled that bamboo is quickly becoming a green alternative to not-so-easily-renewable resources. Here are a few of the amazing benefits bamboo offers: 1. Bamboo is sustainable Growing bamboo takes very little water and no pesticides. In contrast, it can take up to 22,000 litres of water to make just one kilo of cotton. While trees take decades to grow until they can be used, bamboo regenerates itself quickly, growing eight times faster than trees. In...

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6 Women Who Are Making the World a Greener Place

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re profiling six women who are pulling the world in a greener, more sustainable direction. As a woman-owned brand, I LIVE ECO is proud to support all women who are working hard and creating something of their own.  Brandi Leifso, CEO of Evio Beauty  A tumultuous childhood led Brandi Leifso to drop out of school when she was just 14. At 21, Brandi found herself living in a women’s shelter, unsure of where she’d go next. But none of the obstacles in her way stopped Brandi from pursuing her dream of starting a beauty and makeup line.  Today, Evio has grown to become a leading line of conscious skincare, and in 2018, it became...

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5 Ways to Explore the World with a Small Eco-Footprint

As travel becomes more popular and more accessible, it becomes even more important for travellers to remain eco-conscious. Tourism accounts for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, but being mindful of the planet doesn’t mean you can’t explore it. Use these 5 tips to ensure that the only footprints you leave behind are in the sand.  1. Choose sustainable transportation Many places you’ll want to visit will only be accessible by airplane. Once at your destination, consider other ways of exploring. Walking is a great way to see a new town, allowing you to find places you might miss when sitting in a car. Public transportation is another way to get you where you need to go, while giving...

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5 green ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

   Chocolates, roses and candle lit dinners are often what come to mind when celebrating on February 14th but traditional Valentine’s Day activities aren’t always eco-friendly. This V-Day, show the planet some love by injecting a little green into your red and pink holiday. Here are five simple ways to celebrate while keeping it green:   1. Keep it green & local If food is your love language, consider speaking in ways that show your appreciation for your valentine and for the planet. Cooking dinner at home? Keep at least part of the meal vegetarian or vegan for a smaller eco-footprint. If you’re eating dinner out, consider restaurants that source their ingredients locally, or completely zero-waste restaurants. This is...

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