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Yes—This Colored Glass IS Recyclable

Since glass is a permanent material—meaning it can be reused and recycled endlessly without a loss in quality—it’s an ideal solution for sustainable packaging, but it must be recycled properly. 

What It Means to be FSC-Certified

When you buy a product certified by the Forest Stewardship Council—like the recyclable Kraft cartons your favorite Youth To The People product comes packaged in—you can rest assured that your purchase will not harm the Earth’s forests.

How Have Your Sustainable Habits Changed Since Covid-19?

What have you learned about your own habits through the pandemic? How have your buying and food habits shifted? What’s changed, and how can we all commit to continuing the positive changes we’ve made even after the economy reopens? 

Good News: The ADA Turns 30

This month, on the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we’re highlighting impactful wins—large and small.

Package-Free Tare Grocery Launches Closed-Loop Partnership With YTTP

The Tare team shares about their closed-loop partnership with Youth To The People, their mission to make sustainability accessible to everyone by accepting EBT, and their thoughts on why bulk and package-free purchasing is so sustainable for the environment.

Green Cell Foam vs. Styrofoam: What You Need to Know

Unlike styrofoam, which is made from a petroleum-based plastic, green cell foam's primary raw material—U.S.-grown cornstarch—is a renewable resource that won’t clog up landfills and create more toxic waste.

Notice Anything Different About This Superfood Cleanser?

If you’re looking to level up your skin routine, a pH-balancing cleanser is a good place to start. Youth To The People’s award-winning Superfood Cleanser gentle cleanser is vegan, cruelty-free, and biodegradable so you can cleanse, assured that no human, animal, or body of water was harmed in the process. After debuting last year for Earth Day, the whopping 16 oz. refill-sized bottle of the Superfood Cleanser now joins our permanent roster. 

Neenah, Inc. Is Changing How We Consume Paper

For over 30 years, Neenah, Inc. has met the paper industry’s need for sustainability by offering ENVIRONMENT® Papers—but even before that, their commitment to the environment began the day they opened their doors in 1873. Neenah’s FSC-certified Wisconsin-based paper mill is the first-ever mill to offer paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Neenah provides the FSC-certified Kraft paper that makes up Youth To The People’s recyclable boxes.

Mindful Consumption for a Healthier Planet + Better Mental Health

Throughout the last few months, we have been made crucially aware of our individual and global vulnerability—alongside our global health emergency, scientists have been continuing to communicate the facts about our impending climate crisis. We have an opportunity to empower collective action, to rewire the way we consume and live on our planet. ⁣⁣One item we need to address is our relationship with fashion.

Six Feng Shui Tips for a Sustainable Spring Refresh at Home

Caring for your home is an opportunity to care for yourself and treat yourself like royalty. Putting care into it has nothing to do with how much money you spend; I’ve spent many happy hours in tiny studios furnished with thrift store items—I’ve also been in lavish, multi-million dollar homes that are the last place I would want to lay my head down at night. Here are six easy Feng Shui tips to refresh your home—sustainably!—and encourage positive chi flow. 

The Sustainable Sourcing Behind the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial

When we set out to formulate the Yerba Mate Resurfacing Energy Facial, we did it with our ethos in mind. We have one world to protect for ourselves and future generations—it’s why Youth To The People is dedicated to formulating products in California, packaging them all (even samples) in glass bottles and jars, and boxing them up with FSC-certified post-consumer recycled paper. But what about our products themselves? Enter sustainable sourcing.