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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Coach's New Sustainable Brand Coachtopia SOLD OUT in 24 HOURS

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Two years after the launch of their Coach Reloved Campaign, Coach New York is back at it again and kicking off a new sustainably smart sub brand named Coachtopia.  Coach is introducing it’s Coachtopia brand as a circular business model. Circularity is about reimagining not just the product lifecycle but the relationship between brand, planet, and consumer,” says Joon Silverstein, the SVP of Global Marketing and Creative and Sustainability at Coach and Head of Coachtopia, via their press release.  Instead of trashing old bags, Coach is “reimagining” those bags and remaking or upcycling them into something new. Customers who’ve purchased Coach bags can opt to recycle them by sending them into Coach. When this is done, Coach does not have to source new materials to create a bag. They simply use scrap and waste leather to create the new and trending. Utilizing new materials contributes to 38% of the fashion industry’s greenhouse emissions.   It enables them to use the old materials from a

Green News Guide Clean, Organic & Natural Perfumes & Colognes: A List of Brands and Companies

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It’s Earth month folks! Happy Earth Month! This is one of the best months of the year where we spend most of our time giving back to our earth.  It can be difficult finding 100% natural perfume companies and fragrances.  After coming across a few articles over the years about natural or clean fragrance companies, the list is usually very short and there are only less than a handful that are spoken of.  The truth is that there aren’t that many that are out there.  Many of them are located overseas where standards and protocols for products designated for human consumption or usage are much more stringent and stricter.    Green News Guide has spent some time identifying natural, clean and sustainable fragrance companies in the USA and abroad.  I've compiled close to seventy natural or clean fragrance companies.  Many of these fragrance companies are committed to policies or missions that take into consideration the health of our planet.  I'm proud to present you: Green News Guide

Toxic Fragrances & Perfumes? How to Differentiate!

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Sandalwood, amber, peach, peony and vanilla are sensuous notes that could make up a favorite perfume’s scent profile.  Perfumes and colognes may smell delightful but have you ever wondered about the ingredients in your perfumes? Designer and commercially produces perfumes and colognes often contain harmful and carcinogenic substances such as phthalates and parabens.  The ingredient list of a designer perfume may look like this: Alcohol Denat., Fragrance (Parfum), Water\Aqua\Eau, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Linalool, Limonene, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Cinnamate, Citronellol, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Citral, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. This ingredient list contains harsh synthetic ingredients, skin sensitizers, cinnamates, salicylates and the word "fragrance." Who knows what ingredients are in that "fragr