You arrive at the self-checkout, groceries spilling from your cart. You scan your first item – dang! You forgot your reusable bags. Again. Despite our best intentions, this is a familiar scenario. Fortunately, research in behaviour change and habit formation can help you to remember your reusable bags, every time. 1. Use a prompt. … Continue reading Three tips to help you always remember your reusable bags
Whether you are celebrating your long-time relationship, hanging out with your best friend, or giving your first gift to your new crush, here are three zero-waste gift ideas this Valentine’s Day at any price range. Act of Service Only loving partners and best friends go to the trouble of helping out with a nasty chore. … Continue reading 3 ways to give waste-free this Valentine’s Day
‘Tis the season… for dry skin. Calgarians know that winter brings weather dry enough to make skin itch and crack and bleed. We need lotion tough enough to handle this prairie climate. I knew there were problems with conventional skin lotion as early as nine years old. Mysterious childhood rashes sent me to doctors, allergists, … Continue reading Farewell to dry skin – and plastic!
Did you know that Plastic-Free YYC is operated by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers?! This team uses their unique, personal talents and their spare time to promote plastic-free living in Calgary! We asked our team to answer some fun questions so you, our audience, can see the real faces of PFYYC… Introducing, Mackenzie! … Continue reading Plastic-Free People: Mackenzie Johnson
This article was originally published by Nathan Harley Gareau of Kent of Inglewood. There are many reasons for folks to switch to shaving with a traditional safety razor: it’s more enjoyable, the results are better, it’s cooler, the list goes on. While I personally relate to all of those reasons, there are by far two … Continue reading Why safety razors are better for your wallet and the environment
Helen Youn is a professional organizer specializing in the KonMari Method™. Helen found this method as an overwhelmed new mom after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and decided to make a change. After experiencing life-changing results first-hand, Helen felt compelled to pursue extensive training with Marie Kondo and became one … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: Helen Youn