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Eco-News from Brightly

Read our most recent articles covering eco-friendly lifestyle tips, climate change information, zero-waste recipes, animal news, sustainable trends, and more.

6 Simple Ways to Have a Zero-Waste Holiday Season
The holidays can create a lot of waste, from cards to meals to returned presents. Learn how to celebrate an (almost) zero-waste Christmas.
15 Zero-Waste Products to Kickstart Your Sustainability Journey
Being more eco-friendly is easy with these zero-waste products. Here's the swaps you need to kickstart your sustainability journey.
Watermelon Rind Benefits and Uses, According to an RD
Yes, you can eat watermelon rind—and it's actually healthy! Here are the benefits and how to enjoy it, according to a registered dietitian.
Composting Deep-Dive: How It Works, What You Can Compost, and More
Learn the ins and outs of composting. We have the scoop on what it is, how it works, what you can and can't compost, and more.
How to Recycle Textiles: Find Textile Recycling Near You
Textile recycling is easier than you think. Instead of throwing away worn-out clothes, learn where to recycle textiles near you.
7 Shampoo and Conditioner Bars for Soft, Silky, and Shiny Hair
Using shampoo and conditioner bars keeps your hair and the planet healthy. Here are our top picks for a low-waste routine.
10 Black-Owned Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Businesses to Support
Support these Black-owned eco-friendly and sustainable businesses during Black History Month and beyond. There's beauty, fashion, and more.
How to Start Composting at Home: Everything You Need to Know
Want to learn how to start composting at home? This guide will teach you everything you need to know to become a composting pro.
Zero Waste Living: What Zero Waste Means and 5 Ways to Get Started
Zero waste or low waste living is easier than you think. Here's what it means to be zero waste, plus tips to get you started on your journey.
Gardening for Beginners: 12 Tips for Growing Your Own Food
Growing your own food is both fulfilling and eco-friendly. If you're ready to get started, consider this gardening for beginners 101.
The Best Way to Store Strawberries for Weeks of Freshness
Wondering how to keep strawberries fresh for weeks? All you need is a glass jar. Here's the viral food hack worth trying.
This DIY Cleaner Will Keep Your Makeup Brushes Around for Years
Are you cleaning your makeup brushes once a week? Use this two-ingredient DIY brush cleaner that makes the job easier than ever.
9 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner More Eco-Friendly
Making your Thanksgiving dinner more sustainable is easy. From buying a local turkey to opting for cloth napkins, here are nine swaps to try.
How Furoshiki Replaces Wrapping Paper and Cuts Down on Waste
Here's how furoshiki can replace wrapping paper this holiday season. Plus, a simple furoshiki wrapping technique to try.
Want to Use Less Plastic? Here Are 5 Simple Ways to Cut Back on Waste
Learning to use less plastic is easy with these tips. Here are five ways to switch up your everyday routine for the better.
This Delicious Jam Cocktail Recipes Uses Your Leftovers
Use your leftovers in this jam cocktail recipe. It's refreshing, delicious, and is a simple way to cut down on food waste.
We Found Biodegradable Straws That Won't Get Soggy
If you've been searching for biodegradable straws that won't get soggy while you're sipping on your lemonade, try this option from EQUO.
6 Common Recycling Myths It's Time to Stop Believing
So many recycling myths are floating around, and that's only harming the planet. Here are the top ones, debunked by experts.
4 Things a Rocket Scientist Keeps in Her Zero-Waste Kit
A zero-waste kit can drastically help you cut down on the amount of trash being sent to landfills. Here's how to make one.
Plaine Products Review: We Tried Zero-Waste Personal Care Products
We asked our Scouts to tell us what they think of Plaine Products, a zero-waste company. Take a look to be inspired for some sustainable personal-care swaps!
How These 3 Zero-Waste Laundry Swaps Will Save You Money
Recently, I put together a powerpoint for my family to switch over to a more sustainable laundry practice. Here are some of the points I made!
Bite Toothpaste Bits Review: We Tried Eco-Friendly Toothpaste
Curious about Bite Toothpaste Bits? Our Scouts gave them a try. Here's what they thought of the eco-friendly toothpaste.
How to Be Sustainable Without Spending a Dollar
Living an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn't have to be expensive. Here are our top tips.
6 Things To Consider About Zero Waste Toothpaste
Zero-waste alternatives are great, but there is always room for improvement. Zero-Waste Toothpaste has some great benefits and some things to consider before making the purchase- read more below!
5 Easy Eco-Friendly Cleaning Swaps Anyone Can Do Today
Here are 5 easy tips to help you get started in making simple eco-friendly cleaning swaps in your home.
Why Minimalism Will Change the World
Here are some of our best tips on how to become a minimalist, and why now is the best time to switch to a decluttered lifestyle.
Quarantine Conscious Eating: Our Top Tips
We'll show you how to make choices that are good for you, others, and the planet during this time of need.
5 Ways to Help The Planet While You’re Homebound
I'm not going to sugarcoat it – we're in some uncertain times right now. Let's stay as positive as possible and lean on our newfound resource (time!) to do good for the planet and those around us.
What is Zero Waste Living and How Do I Get There? Here’s 5 Baby Steps to Get Started
Read this article from Trash Is For Tossers to debunk misconceptions about Zero Waste Living and learn how to get started on your own!