Live Green

Often the frugal thing to do is also the more eco-friendly choice, too! Learn how to conserve resources (including your money) and how to to “live green” every day.

Inside BLINQ HQ on Giving Tuesday

In honor of #GivingTuesday, we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how BLINQ organized a Give Back Box donation drive, and how you can too — any day of the year. To kick off the giving season, we teamed up with our partner, Give Back Box, to collect donations from across the BLINQ team. Over the course of… Read More »

5 Creative Ways to Recycle Old Clothes

I have clothes in my closet that I have been carting around since probably middle school (I’ll never let you go, jean jacket!). I like to try to get as much wear out of my clothing as possible, so I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make clothes last longer. But every now and then, there… Read More »

Infographic: The Surprising Value of Shopping Sustainably

Recently, BLINQ conducted a survey of 1,079 online shoppers to better understand sustainable shopping trends in the U.S. What we found is that shoppers are starting to pay real attention to retailers’ commitment to sustainability. The best news is, there’s surprising value in shopping sustainably! Check out what we learned below, and find out how you can take… Read More »

5 Ways to Teach Kids About Sustainability

Sustainability can be a complicated subject, and a difficult topic for kids to understand. If your kids’ eyes glaze over every time you try to scientifically explain the environmental impacts of carbon emissions, we’ve got five fun, hands-on tips to teach kids about sustainability! Trash, Compost or Recycle? Color-coded bins for trash, compost and recycling make it easy… Read More »

15 Things You Can Recycle (That You Might Not Know About)

When you hear the word recycling, you probably think about common recyclable items like cereal boxes, soda cans and plastic water bottles. But what if there were other recyclable items in your home, right under your nose, that you simply didn’t know about? At BLINQ, recycling goes hand in hand with our mission is to extend the lifecycle of products… Read More »

The Benefits of Buying Gently Used Goods

The idea of buying gently used or secondhand goods has been around for a long time, and many people have hopped on the bandwagon, openly purchasing not-new items. What some people might not know, however, is that there are many benefits that come with purchasing used goods! Not to mention, a growing number of stores–both brick and mortar and… Read More »

How to Go Green This Winter: 5 Practical Tips

Here at BLINQ, being green is more than just a part of our company mission – it’s something we live by! If you’ve ever wondered how to go green at home during the colder months, you’ve come to the right place. We reached out to our colleagues to see what they’ve been doing to go green at home this winter.… Read More »

Video: 3 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

Everyone knows the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year! But you know what’s not so wonderful? All the paper waste that goes into gift wrapping each season. According to some really smart people at Stanford University, if each family in the United States wrapped just THREE gifts in recycled/reusable materials, we would save enough… Read More »