The stuff you buy isn’t nearly as recyclable as you think. Blame corporate America

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There’s a huge discrepancy between how consumers believe recycling works and the system that actually exists. Companies can do better. If you’re like most American consumers, the term compostable plastic evokes images of plastic bags and packaging gently decomposing into dirt over the course of a few months. It’s reasonable to think this kind of packaging is eco-friendly, based on what we know about composting. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Read Full Story

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Bee & Kin’s work bags incorporate technology in the most useful ways

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Bee & Kin’s tech-y luxury leather bags can find your phone or send texts for you–and now they come in two brand new styles. Bee & Kin has carved a pretty amazing niche for itself in a very crowded luxury brand market. With the options for a smartly designed work bag or purse seeming nearly endless, the brand actually made bags smart. Each Bee & Kin bag has a button inside that can perform various tasks. An app that you download onto your phone allows you to program the button to do basically whatever you want, such as find your phone, text your location to a predetermined person, play music, send a drafted email, or even order an Uber. Additionally, each bag also includes wisely-placed pockets for your phone, your metro card, credit cards, chapstick, and the like. If you do end up misplacing something in your bag, each one …

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6 of the best bags to get you through quarantine, all under $150

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Out with your luxurious ‘it’ bag, in with hands-free, easy-to-clean bags for your new pandemic lifestyle. I recently took a peek inside the closet where I store my handbags, looking lovingly at each like it was an old friend who had accompanied me on adventures in my pre-pandemic life. Stylish purses don’t have much of a point when we’re confined to our homes, and leather work totes don’t serve much of a purpose when we no longer go to the office. Around the world, handbags will continue to gather dust through this strange moment in history. Read Full Story

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What urban flight means for the future of work

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Here are three major trends that leaders can monitor as workers relocate and work remotely. White-collar work is a pillar of the big city, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, that pillar might be crumbling. We may not be facing a mass exodus, but many urbanites have already packed their bags and headed to greener, less crowded pastures. And if they haven’t moved already, those that remain may not be far behind. Read Full Story

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