7 Insanely Unbelievable Facts That Explain the Impact of Single-Use Cups On Our Environment

COVID-19 has brought back single-use plastics. Cities that once banned certain single-use items have now pulled back policies that once prevented these items from being handed out in restaurants and stores.  The social norms of bringing your own own bag, cup, and bottle quickly dissolved into a thing of the past. You now may not think about the effects that …

7 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste During Plastic Free July

Ready to kick your single-use plastic habit? Us too. There’s not better time than Plastic Free July to start a new routine that eliminates single-use plastic from your lifestyle.  Take the Challenge Plastic Free July is a global movement that inspires people around the world to be a part of the solution to our world’s plastic problem. If you’ve been …

6 Ways to be Eco-Friendly this Festival Season

Festival season is approaching and I couldn’t be more excited! Eating, drinking and dancing our way through the Palm Desert is a dream. Unfortunately though, most festival goers don’t consider sustainability or the size of their carbon footprint when they are planning their trip.  Many major festivals have recently announced new sustainability initiatives that help take responsibility for their impact …

Just Say No: Taking The Zero Waste Challenge

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador Suzanne Hunt. Follow her on Instagram @shixie. I already consider myself a minimal-waste human on this planet, so I decided to take the Climate Generation zero-waste challenge, which is described as: “10 Days. March 11-20th. Keep track of your waste! Anything that cannot be recycled or composted is put in a …

Healthy Planet, Healthy People

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador Zelphia Peterson. Follow her on Instagram @z_claire29. It seems like the latest millennial buzzword is “sustainability.” The term is popping up everywhere, from the fashion industry to a ban on Starbucks straws. But what does it mean to be truly sustainable? And why should we care? I think everyone can agree that …

How to Have a More Sustainable Holiday Season

This is a guest blog post written by Hydaway ambassadors Zelphia Peterson (@z_claire29) and Sara Bauer (@sobauer). Enjoy their combined tips for a more sustainable holiday season! Perhaps you’ve noticed, but the holidays can be an extraordinarily wasteful time. As a whole, Americans produce 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. All the extra food, extra …

Eco-Friendly Gifts That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet Or Our Planet

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…aka the time of year when you have to quickly figure out what all of your loved ones would like to find wrapped under the tree and hope that you got it right! We want to help you have a stress-free holiday season so you can spend more time relaxing with family and …

A World With Octobers

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador and English teacher Dana Foley. Follow her on Instagram for book recommendations and cute puppy pictures @illreadwhatsheread. It is October which beholds the best part of living in the midwest.  The leaves change and the air takes on a crisp quality that lends a magical feeling to the sidewalk.  The world …

Did You Know? You Can Recycle That!

Most of us understand the importance of recycling and have established regular habits to help reduce our carbon footprint. We know that cardboard, glass containers, and paper towels – among other items – shouldn’t just be thrown in the trash. However, some items we use aren’t as obviously recyclable! Are you wondering what those items might be? Here are eight …

Our Top 4 Sustainable Travel Tips

Sustainable travel is a term that can have different meanings depending on who you are talking to. What’s important to know is that it’s a set of conscious decisions made by a traveler to help protect the environment. Sustainable tourism doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, it’s easier than you think. Here are some ideas how you can leave …