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Easy Ways to Become More Eco-Friendly

In honor of Earth Day week, we decided to make a list of of all the ways YOU can become more eco-friendly in your everyday life! 🍃🌎

1️⃣ Reduce Food Waste

-Shop from bulk bins. Some products you can get include: flour, sugar, cereal/granola, oats, nuts/seeds, beans/lentils, and grains. This also makes it easy to buy the exact amounts that you need so you don’t end up buying too much plus you aren’t wasting extra packaging products usually come in.

-Use mason jars and reusable bags when buying in bulk

-Start a garden and eat the fruits and veggies from it! (This also cuts down on your carbon footprint)

-Start a compost and use it to fertilize your plants/garden

-Use loose leaf tea rather than packaged tea

-Purchase foods that come in recyclable or compostable packaging

*Did YOU know that our Organic Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages are 100% recyclable?*

 

2️⃣ Shop Mindfully

-Say NO to shopping bags! Not just at grocery stores, but even at the mall 🛍️

-Bring your own reusable/collapsible bags ! (Keep one in your car at all times)

-Shop Local: Both clothing and food. This also supports the local economy!

-Shop Second-Hand: –Local thrift shops such as Goodwill or ones that donate money to charities

-Online/phone applications: Thred Up, Poshmark, Vinted, eBay, letgo, and Craigslist

-Think before you purchase! Do you really NEED it? Can you fix it before replacing it?

-Purchase from eco-conscious brands that use recyclable packaging/materials, sustainable ingredients, and are part of organizations such as 1% for the Planet

-Purchase Certified USDA Organic products

 *Did YOU know that Mamma Chia is a Certified B Corp, member of 1% for the planet, Non-GMO, and USDA Organic?*

 

3️⃣ Reusable Products

-Glass, stainless steel, and silicone storage containers are perfect to use for packed lunches

-Bring them to restaurants, especially when you know you will have leftovers

-Bring a reusable water bottle or cup when going out to buy drinks such as smoothies, coffee, or tea

-Say NO to plastic straws or bring your own stainless steel straw

-Use washable cloths instead of paper towels

 

4️⃣ Bathroom Tips:

-Take shorter showers 🚿

-Use products that minimize packaging waste such as shampoo and soap bars and toothpaste tablets

-Use biodegradable products such as Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap (You can purchase their products in bulk as well!)

-Washable makeup and hygiene products such as face wipes, makeup pads, and feminine products

-Use wooden combs and toothbrushes instead of plastic ones

-Use GREEN cleaning products: Opt for all natural and organic methods of cleaning

 

5️⃣ Transportation:

-Walk, run, skateboard, roller blade, scooter, bike – these are ALL options you can take instead of driving! 🚲

-There are also options such as electric vehicles, electric scooters and bikes, and public transportation that help to lessen greenhouse gas emissions 

-Park further away (Bonus, you get more exercise!) 

 

6️⃣ Recycle:

Take a minute before throwing your trash in the garbage to find out if you can recycle it instead ♻️

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

 

Reduce, reuse, UPcycle! Did you know that June 24th is National Upcycling Day? We encourage you to get in touch with your creative side and make something beautiful and new out of something old! See below how you can celebrate this special day by upcycling your Mamma Chia bottles into something fresh, new and functional! After all, the best things in life are (almost) free!

1. DIY Upcycled Bottle Cap Magnets

What brings you joy? Is it crafting, painting, or upcycling items? If so, we have a quick and easy DIY in store for you! Start building your Mamma Chia beverage cap collection and transform them into your own one-of-a-kind  fridge magnets that give you playful reminders to “embrace the wacky you” throughout the day!

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

 

2. Mamma Chia Bottles as Kitchen Decor | By the Resource Girls

Sometimes the kitchen can be the hardest area in our home to decorate. Maybe it’s because it tends to be the room that seems the most daunting, or depending on where you live, it can be the room with the least amount of space. If you’re in need of a little inspiration and want to spice up your kitchen decor, then this is the perfect DIY for you.  The best part? It’s both decorative and functional and that’s a win-win in our book!

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

Mamma Chia Bottles as Kitchen Decor by The Resource Girls

 

3. DIY Upcycled Sea Glass Vases

What’s more delightful than visiting your local farmer’s market for a bundle of fresh flowers and placing them in your very own sea glass vase?  Brighten up your home with this popular decor trend and recreate this DIY that helps make Mamma Earth brighter, too!

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

4. Upcycled Tealight Candles

Do you enjoy the inspirational quotes you find underneath our caps? One Mamma Chia fan loved them so much she created this amazing DIY that we get to share with you! Light up your home or backyard summer BBQ with these Magical upcycled bottle cap tealights created by Julie Divinski, of Soy Wicks & Sticks!

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

DIY Upcycled Tealight

5. DIY Recycled Mamma Chia Holiday Bottles

Have your very own winter wonderland in your home this year with these DIY recycled Mamma Chia bottles. You can create this magical piece with any of our beverage bottles (we used our Chia Energy and Chia Vitality Beverage bottles) to dazzle your guests this holiday season. This inexpensive DIY project will bring joy and peace to your home, as well as, Mamma Earth.

5 Ways to Celebrate National Upcycling Day

DIY Recycled Mamma Chia Holiday Bottles

DIY Upcycled Sea Glass Flower Vases

DIY Upcycled Sea Glass Flower Vases

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Spring is in the air and flowers are in full bloom! What’s more delightful than visiting your local farmers’ market for a bundle of fresh flowers and placing them in your very own sea glass vase?  Brighten up your home with this popular decor trend and create a DIY that also helps make Mamma Earth brighter, too!

DIY Upcycled Sea Glass Flower Vases

DIY Upcycled Sea Glass Flower Vases

DIY Upcycled Sea Glass Flower Vases
DIY Upcycled Sea Glass Flower Vases

What You Need:

  • 2-3 empty Mamma Chia beverage bottles
  • 1 can of sea glass spray paint
  • Newspaper
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Twine
  • Bouquet of flowers

Directions:

  1. Wash your Mamma Chia beverage bottles clean with soap and warm water.
  2. Peel off the beverage label. There will be a sticky residue left after removal. Don’t worry, there’s a few household solutions to get the residue off. We used canned olive oil spray, but here’s a link to alternative options: How to Get Sticky Residue Off Glass
  3. Make sure the bottles are completely dry and find a well ventilated area, preferably outdoors. Lay down newspaper to protect the surface you are working on. Following the instructions on the can of spray paint, and one at a time begin to spray the first coat of paint. Do keep in mind that the more layers you spray with this specific paint, the darker your bottle will be and the less it will look like sea glass. We played around with different layers on each bottle to create an ombré effect.
  4. Let the bottles dry for at least 30 minutes before wrapping the twine around the rim of the bottle. When you’re wrapping the twine around the neck of the bottle, you can secure the loose piece by tying the ends together.
  5. Trim your flowers to fit into the bottles and arrange them as desired!

DIY Upcycled Sea Glass Flower Vases

Enjoy & Happy Spring!

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