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Making Eco-friendly Choices at the Grocery Store

By Larraine Roulston : Many years ago I offered eco-friendly supermarket tours as an event during Canada’s Waste Reduction Week. With approximately a dozen concerned citizens each time, I noted the items that were either a wise or a poor environmental choice. As the activity also provided a good opportunity for …

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Learn How To Recycle Plastic Properly

By Larraine Roulston: Have you ever wondered how plastic is recycled? The process involves different types of plastics melted and blended with new raw materials that create pellets or powder which are then used to create the same packaging or different products, such as decking or sturdy tote shopping bags. We all …

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The Path of a Recycled Bottle

By Kim Robson: We all know recycling is critically important to the health of our planet. Rather than making new bottles from scratch, recycling glass bottles allows new bottles to be created with less energy and fewer new raw materials, which aids conservation and improves energy efficiency. But have you …

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Ditch the Plastic In Your Water Bottle

By Larraine Roulston: Most of us on earth are incredibly fortunate to have the luxury of clean, filtered drinking water at our fingertips. In gratitude we need to give our children the gift of a reusable water bottle, yet many North Americans are in the habit of choosing water in …

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Reasons To Skip Plastic Bottles

By Kim Robson:     Americans purchase an estimated 34.6 billion single-serving (1 liter or smaller) plastic water bottles each year. Nearly 80% end up in a landfill or incinerator. Hundreds of millions of them create an environmental disaster, littering our beaches, oceans and other waterways. According to the Pacific …

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