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Celebrating International Compost Awareness Week

By Larraine Roulston: Help compost councils celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), May 5-11. The ICAW was createdin Canada in1995, while the UK Composting Association and the U.S. Composting Council were established in 2001. Although composting is promoted year-round, the strength of their message during ICAW is enhanced through their designated annual week …

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Easter Basket Green Tips

By Larraine Roulston: April is the traditional time when children enjoy finding their Easter baskets filled with an array of chocolates and jelly beans. Yet, collectively,we are becoming more aware of our children’s high consumption of sugar through a variety of commercial foods. Also, at this holiday time, we need …

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Zero Waste–Things NEVER To Put Down the Drain

By Fredrica Syren: No place in a home — other than the drain — do we discard waste and never think about it again. It might seem like a convenient way to get rid of unwanted liquid waste and be done with it, but truth is that whatever goes down …

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Companies Eliminating Single-Use Plastic

By Kim Robson: The days of single-use plastic are numbered. Most of us are too young to remember when a milkman delivered dairy products in reusable glass containers. Also gone are the days of glass soda bottles. But, when I go to Mexico, I can drink real cane sugar Coca-Cola …

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My Zero Waste Hacks

By Fredrica Syren:  As we continue our zero waste journey, we have developed many “hacks,” which of course are just simple ideas for reducing waste. You can find many great zero waste hacks on social media. Here are some of my zero waste hacks that help reduce waste without too …

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Recycling Is the New Sexy!

By Larraine Roulston: Being “green” has become the new sexy! Recent research polled 2,000 Americans and reported that 62% consider it a turn-off if a dating prospect fails to recycle. The trend also appears to be growing, as younger generations are not impressed by wastefulness. (With that in mind, single …

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Reducing Waste in Restaurant, Bars & Cafés

By Larraine Roulston: Restaurants and the food service industry contribute a hefty amount to the waste stream. Food waste, in particular, is high on the list. On average, a single restaurant might send as much as 50,000 pounds of edible food to landfills annually.Wasting foodnot only hurts a restaurant’s bottom …

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Celebrating Waste Reduction Week 2018

By Larraine Roulston: October marks the celebration ofWaste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW). This year the event falls from October 15 to 21. The UK will host European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) during November, from the 17th to the 25th. Annual events promote building environmental awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption. The week …

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Zero-Waste Family Of Five — No Paper Towels

By Fredrica Syren: When people become parents, they tend start using more paper towels. They are convenient for spills, cleaning messy hands and faces, and wiping runny noses. When my oldest was 2 years old, we gave up paper towels. Yes, you read that right: I did the opposite. I …

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Millions of Contact Lenses Pollute Our Water

By Larraine Roulston: It is common knowledge that when eye glasses need to be replaced, the used pair can be left at the optometrist’s office or deposited at similar participating retail collection boxes for those in need. Disposal awareness unfortunately is not as clear for contact lenses. Eye care specialists …

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