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Rethinking Progress — A Circular Economy Is Emerging

By Larraine Roulston: Many businesses are beginning to understand the economic and environmental benefits of eliminating waste. This shift in redesigning products or sourcing new ways to use existing items is essentially laying the groundwork to establish a new worldwide circular economy. One example is a new package model called …

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Food Waste–The Perfect Choice of Imperfect Produce

By Fredrica Syren: Few people realize that millions of pounds of nutritious, perfectly good produce in packing houses and in the fields and orchards are discarded after the harvest is finished. The USDA estimates that more than 20%of all food crops in this country are left in the fields after …

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Choosing Locally Grown Organic Flowers

By Larraine Roulston: It is estimated that Americans spend $2 billion purchasing 250 million roses for Valentine’s Day. When grown in Colombia, the roses require no artificial light, and the majority of Colombian farm workers either walk or cycle to work. When wilted, flowers can nourish the soil through composting. …

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Eco-Friendly Bathing Suits

By Kim Robson: Summer’s in full force, and many of us are retreating to the pool, beach or waterpark for relief. That means swimwear! But, unfortunately, most swimwear is made of fabrics derived from nonrenewable resources: nylon, Spandex, Lycra and polyester. Below is a list of sources for sustainable swimwear …

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Why You Should Eat More Beans

By Larraine Roulston: When we enjoy more plant-based foods on our dinner plates, not only will we become healthier, but also our action will have a positive impact on the planet.For centuries, beans have been an important part of our diet. Beans and other legumes, such as chick peas and …

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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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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Ideas You Must Try Today

By Jenny Harrison: So you have moved into that new house and it doesn’t quite feel like a home yet. There are certain tweaks you would like, wouldn’t you? All homeowners have their own ideas of how they’d like their home to look and feel. Few, however, care about how …

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Zero Waste: Recycling Old Clothes

By Fredrica Syren: I think it’s safe to say that, when I get dressed in the morning or when I buy new clothes, I don’t think too much about what effect these clothes have on the environment. Don’t get me wrong: I really try to buy as many organic and …

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