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Is Photo Paper Vegan?

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Many blogs and forum posters claim that photo paper has gelatin in it, and therefore isn’t vegan. I tried to track down a source for this claim, but the best I could find was the gelatin silver process. The gelatin silver process is the photographic process used with currently available black-and-white films and printing papers. A suspension of silver salts in gelatin is coated onto a...

What Candle Waxes Are Vegan – 6 Options

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Vegan candles aren’t as easy to make, but it is possible. The 6 most popular vegan waxes are: Soy wax Carnauba wax Coconut wax Candelilla wax Bayberry wax Palm wax* I put an asterisk besides palm wax because it’s not considered vegan by all. Is Palm Wax Really Vegan? Palm wax is derived from palm oil, which is the core issue here. I’ve written a detailed post on why palm oil might not be...

Do LCD Screens Have Cholesterol?

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I wouldn’t say this is a popular claim, but I’ve seen it in several forums and low-quality blogs and thought I’d address it. The claim is that LCD screens have cholesterol, and therefore vegans shouldn’t buy them. If they do in fact have cholesterol, then vegans should indeed buy alternatives like LEDs instead. However, while researching this topic, I couldn’t find a credible source for this...

Do Batteries Contain Gelatin? (If They Do, Are They Vegan?)

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Instead of taking a hard look at themselves, a lot of people try to discredit vegans, to justify their positions. One of the latest arguments that I’ve seen popping up is: Batteries contain gelatin, so if a vegan uses a battery, they’re hypocrites. Let’s start with the first part, do batteries in fact contain gelatin? It’s hard to find a good source for this. The most common statement I’ve...

Is Elmer’s Glue Vegan?

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In short, yes, Elmer’s glue is vegan. All of Elmer’s glues are made synthetically, mostly from petroleum products. You can find this statement on Elmer’s FAQ: No, Elmer’s does not use animals or animal parts to make glue. Our products are made from synthetic materials and are not derived from processing horses, cows or any other animals. While it’d be nice not to rely on oil for...

The Complete Guide to Vegan TV Shows

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I’ll be honest, there aren’t any mainstream vegan TV shows, at least not yet. But there are (and have been) some vegan shows that are worth the watch. Most of them are of course cooking shows, but a few are not. I’ve put together a list of vegan TV shows, although the line between TV and YouTube channel is a bit blurry in a few cases. This is intended to be a complete list, so if I somehow missed...

The 15 Best Vegan Care Package Ideas

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If you want to show someone that you’re thinking about them, send them a care package. Getting a care package when you’re in college, get sick (some vegan comfort food is always appreciated), or are traveling is one of the best feelings there is. Not only does it show that someone is thinking of you, but it’s full of things you can put to good use. A vegan care package...