Reducing Plastics in the Home

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So, I read a series of articles about 2 weeks ago the seriously skeeved me out. The start of my trip down a microplastics rabbit hole was this article, this article, and this article. All of them are based on a study by University of Newcastle in Australia and commissioned by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).The synopsis is this: On average, every person on this planet is consuming about 5 grams of microplastic every week. Or, about 2,000 tiny pieces. To put this in perspective, that’s about a teaspoon, or roughly the same weight as a credit card. In a week. In a year, that adds up to over a cup of microplastic, or 52 credit cards. Ew. Not okay, ladies and gents. Not okay.

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Why I Just Bought a Second Berkey Water Filter

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine. – Slovakian Proverb

Right off the bat, I’d like to tell you that this is NOT a sponsored post. I have absolutely no affiliation with Berkey, and I am not being compensated for this post in any way.

Our family has owned a Berkey water filter for about the last five years… and we just bought a second one. Here’s why:

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