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#WeCANRethinkThat - In partnership with Sea Hugger

Posted by Laura Porter on

While we are practicing our best physical distance techniques, we are doing our best to practice personal connection techniques - including talking on the phone, texting & emailing, and social media. Through those connections, we are proud to introduce a new partnership between Byrd's Filling Station and Sea Hugger, a nonprofit located in Half Moon Bay who is dedicated to protecting and healing the marine environment from plastic pollution. As we all look for activities to do at home, there has also been a lot of creativity in how to "do a lot with a little". So let's put this...

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Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act introduced

Posted by Laura Porter on

Washington DC --  On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act – the first comprehensive bill in Congress to address the plastic pollution crisis. Globally, the plastics industry produces over 335 million tons of plastic each year – and this volume is continuing to increase. By 2050, global plastic production is projected to triple and will account for 20 percent of all oil consumption. But nearly two-thirds of plastic produced becomes waste, and less than 9% of plastic ever made is recycled. The materials in Americans’...

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Letter to my shampoo bar

Posted by Laura Porter on

Dear Shampoo Bar (and Conditioner Bar), Our relationship hasn't been the easiest. I admit - I fell head over heels with you when I first discovered that shampoo and conditioner could exist without packaging. That quickly turned to the realization that I had fallen in love with the idea of you. You see, it wasn't you. It was me. I came on too strong. It seemed so natural just to rub you all over my hair and then try to lather it up. To make it feel softer, the obvious thing was to slather on a little extra conditioner.  But...

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Gratitude in a Throwaway Culture

Posted by Laura Porter on

November is often considered a time of gratitude for the things we have.  We in America have ingrained this into our culture through one of our biggest national holidays - Thanksgiving. At this time of gratitude, it's striking to see the ubiquity of our "throw away culture" in stores. According to Merriam Webster, "disposable" is an adjective meaning "designed to be used once or only a limited number of times and then thrown away".  So much of what we consume is disposable, from packaging to quick serve or single-use items. It's hard to feel gratitude for something that we don't...

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Fall is in the air

Posted by Bold Commerce Collaborator on

As summer winds down, so do most farmers markets. While some stay open through the winter, we are choosing to focus more on a delivery system that is both modern and old-school.... delivery, but milkman style.  Place your order online and we'll deliver open orders each Wednesday.**  If you've finished that bottle of dish soap, laundry liquid, Sal Suds, toothpaste (yes, Toothpaste!), or even Plaine Products, leave the empty one out and we'll swap out the new for the old.  We'll then handle the cleaning and refills.  There are still a few markets this year - find them HERE. Note that...

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