Ready to be good 💚

Food waste into construction materials, biodegradable sex toys, chasing happiness and #OneMillionPads.

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on
your way.”
- Dr. Seuss

What’s the good happening? 📢

Scientists Turn Food Waste into Construction Materials

Tokyo-based researchers have succeeded in recycling discarded fruit and vegetable scraps into robust construction materials – another great way to make use of the 1.3 billion tonnes of food we are wasting globally every year. → Lab Manager

Womanizer launches biodegradable sex toy

Brands are starting to realise that sustainability is becoming an important factor in consumer choices when it comes to selecting new purchases. Iconic brand Womanizer has launched an apparent world first in the world of eco-friendly sex toys: Premium eco, the first biodegradable, and recyclable, Pleasure Air toy. → Euro News

The fashion brand that’s turning grain waste into clothing

RAFFAUF has been making ethically produced clothing for 30 years, staying ahead of the curve and conscious of the environmental issues affecting the world. Its newest collection proves that fashion can be sustainable and beautiful at the same time and these products are made from something that’s usually thrown away, grain waste materials. → Inhabitat

Turkey bans polyethylene plastic imports

Turkey has recently added ethylene polymer plastics to the list of waste materials that are illegal to import. According to Greenpeace, 74% of the plastic waste imported by the Mediterranean country last year is now on the banned list. → Arab News

This medical student wanted to help her family in India

Now a 900-pound shipment of supplies is on its way. That’s what happened after Noor Shaik got the word out with help from her medical school student adviser at Thomas Jefferson about her desire to help her relatives and others with no access to vaccines and PPE, more than 8,300 miles across the world. → The Lily

The Good recommendations ⚡️

🙇‍♂️ Why chasing happiness won’t make you happy

Most of us are always on the lookout for a big breakthrough—a point in our life where the beam balance tips to maximal happiness so we can enjoy everlasting bliss. What can we do to get there? → Tiny Buddha

“Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.” 
~Henry David Thoreau

💫 How to train your brain to be more optimistic

The glass is half full - here’s how to see it that way. Optimism can definitely be a learned trait. Just because you have been a pessimist for most of your life does not mean that you are destined to always be a pessimist. In fact, there are many effective ways to adopt an optimistic mindset. → NBC News

The Good Causes 💁‍♂️

🩸 #OneMillion Pads for underserved girls, and women (my personal fundraiser)

We left our jobs in the US to start working on period products. We were hopeful to launch in April. But covid got different plans, and our operations are halted. We are giving away our inventory to help women have safe periods. → henceWoman

🌐 A curated list of opportunities to donate for COVID relief

Mutual Aid India curated plenty of fundraisers related to COVID-19 distress in India. Read their legal disclaimer & transparency statement before donating. → Mutual Aid India

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