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Be a “Green-Proofing’’ Detective

By Larraine Roulston : When movie producers create a film, they design and set each scene to ensure that everything visible is relative to that period. During my lifetime of movie going, seeing a character toss paper, food or flowers into the garbage hasn’t changed; yet our understanding of what is …

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Waste Less and … Recycle Less

By Fredrica Syren: When my family began our journey toward a zero waste life, we succeeded in reducing our waste; but, as a result, our recycling bin was fuller. We soon realized that reducing our waste and recycling more were good things; however, the next step en route to zero …

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What Is Recycling & Why Is It Important?

By Larraine Roulston : With the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) being taught in schools and recycling bins situated in homes, offices and on city streets, most people should have good recycling habits. The concept is simple. The process involves the breaking down of an item and reusing the materials to make …

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — The Road to a Waste-Free Home

By Larraine Roulston: When we live in a world of instant gratification, it can be daunting to give up disposable “stuff.” Humans have a long history of discarding what they no longer need; however, it has been only during my lifetime that we have been carefully taught to become a disposable …

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Keep Practicing the 3Rs Over the Summer Holidays

By Larraine Roulston: Throughout the school year, children practice the 3Rs. For them, recycling has become second nature. Although their busy curricula have come to an end for two months, students can still keep learning how to manage their resources wisely. They can and must become key players in making their world a better …

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