The New Endocrine-Disrupting Plastic Chemical BPS


Mother Jones reported in 2014 about chemical compounds that manufacturers have been scrambling to use in place of BPA might be just as bad. And now a new paper, published on the peer-reviewed Environmental Health Perspectives, examines the science … [Continue reading]

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Upcycled Flower Garland | Sesame Seed Designs

ice cube tray as paint palette by sesame seed designs

EcoEtsy Team Member Casey of Sesame Seed Designs (home of the famous upcycled cashmere sweaters & more!)  makes, with her own two hands - toys, accessories and home goods that are natural, sustainable and made with great care and attention to … [Continue reading]

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Florida Health Officials to Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring


The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control officials in the region say they hope to get approval … [Continue reading]

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Trash to Treasure Challenge: Earth Day 2015 #trashtotreasure


Team Eco Etsy is proud to sponsor "Trash to Treasure Challenge" to celebrate Earth Day 2015!! Did you know? Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash. Americans recycled and composted about 87 million tons of trash in 2012 (that's … [Continue reading]

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Etsy’s Success Gives Rise to Problems of Credibility and Scale –


If you've been following Etsy's journey to IPO and the recent hot topic about Alicia Shaffer of Three Birds Next, then you have to read this article.  Has Etsy lost it's soul? What do you think? Read more...     … [Continue reading]

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14 Facts About Organic You Need to Know

Organic avocado

Many people don’t know the true meaning of the word “organic.” Some take it to mean natural, pesticide-free and local. Others take it to mean certified to the utmost degree. Here’s what it means to the United States Department of Agriculture, and … [Continue reading]

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My Favorite Spring Gizmos – Wings, Worms and Wonder

Kelly Johnson of Wings, Worms and Wonder

EcoEtsy Member Kelly Johnson of Wings, Worms and Wonder is an artist, author and creative garden guide. Kelly's passion is helping enthusiastic budding gardeners and journalers grow successful gardens and nature journal routines at home, school, … [Continue reading]

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How Long Does Food Last?


Do you adhere to the expiration date on food packages? Did you  know that "printed food dates are not federally regulated and do not refer to food safety."? So, it is usually safe to eat your “expired” food after it is printed date has passed. … [Continue reading]

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Safer Baby Bath Tubs and Seats Guide


You've probably noticed that most of the baby bath tubs and seats are not marked with a recycling code. It's difficult to know what type of plastic they are made of. And many baby bathtubs are made with PVC, especially the inflatable ones! … [Continue reading]

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