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Finally! Cute and Eco-friendly Shoes

By Fredrica Syren: When it comes to fashion, the question has been whether it’s possible to design fashion forward AND eco-friendly items. Is it possible to produce products with less waste, fewer chemicals, and more sustainable materials? The answer is yes. The San Francisco-based shoe company Rothy’s has taken on …

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Time for Plastic-Free Supermarket Aisles

By Larraine Roulston : On March 12th, I listened to CBC radio to hear host Michael Enright interview Sian Sutherland who founded the group Plastic Planet. After learning about a beached whale off the west coast of Norway with its stomach full of plastic that included 30 bags, this British-based group began its environmental …

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Reduce Plastic—Fleece a Major Plastic Pollutant

By Fredrica Syren: I love fleece, and used to favor clothes and blankets made with it. Fleece is great: it’s light; it’s warm; it’s cheap; and it’s a great material for staying warm in the middle of a cold winter. So, what is the problem with fleece? The sad truth …

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The Need to Reduce Plastic

By Larraine Roulston : If you love eating fish, you’ll be distressed to learn that researchers from Belgium’s University of Ghent recently revealed that every year seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic. The scientists claim that, over time, micro-plastics that become embedded and accumulate in the body’s tissues could possibly pose …

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Let Bee’s Wrap Be(e) the Alternative to Plastic

By Fredrica Syren, aka Green Mom: As my family continues our journey toward a plastic-free life (or, as we like to call it, a “plastic diet”), we have replaced almost all plastics in the kitchen. Food storage had been one area I struggled with at the beginning — only because …

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Is Our Convenient Life Damaging the Planet?

By Fredrica Syren: One of my favorite things to do when shopping is to snoop and see what everyone else is buying. Lately it has made me sad to see that most shopping carts are filled with convenience items such as processed and prepared foods, and disposable goods. Companies and …

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Au Revoir Plastic Cups—France to Ban Plastic Cups and Dishes

By Fredrica Syren: France is once again proving to be a pioneer as a country by making changes that will benefit the planet. They already have banned plastic bags and food waste for grocery stores, and now have taken another positive green step as the first country to ban plastic …

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Single Use Plastic Straws — What a Waste! 

By Larraine Roulston : Over the years, our love of the drinking straw has grown through nostalgic images and our life-long habits. Today, there is a global movement … “The Last Straw — Literally!” With a mission to reduce straws, The Last Plastic Straw is a volunteer community project for Save …

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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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How To Store Food Without Plastic

By Fredrica Syren: Since going to zero waste a few month ago, we have gotten so much praise and so many cheers from others. It surely feels good that people really see this as a positive step and something they would like to do as well; they just don’t know …

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