What do white glue, hula hoops and chewing gum have in common? They contain polyethylene, a lightweight plastic. If you’re surprised your gum might contain plastic, you are not alone – so we’ve uncovered the surprising plastic truth behind four common items that you didn’t know contained plastic. Gum The original chewing gum came from … Continue reading 4 things you didn’t know contained plastic
With clothing being responsible for an estimated 3-6.7% of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions, it’s important to know which textiles have the lowest impact. But when it comes to fabrics, there are so many labels being thrown around that it can be hard to know what’s green and what’s greenwashing. Of course, the most sustainable clothing … Continue reading Your guide to sustainable textiles
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in plastic pollution in 2020, which is why we have some big plans underway for 2021. To kickstart this work, we organized our first ever New Year Plastic Free Challenge! From January 15th to 29th, challenge participants were asked to BOSS plastic out of their … Continue reading New year, no plastic!
2020 highlights Plastic-Free YYC
Gift giving season is fast approaching. Plastic-Free YYC and Reworks teamed up to offer our best gift ideas to help you be kind to the environment, your wallet, and the local economy this holiday season! Re-gift Look for gently used items or gifts in your home you never bothered to use. As the old adage … Continue reading Your comprehensive guide to sustainable holiday gift ideas
Making the switch to a plastic-free lifestyle means changing some habits, but it doesn’t mean giving up fun. Whether it’s functional or pretty, every zero-waster owns an item they are obsessed with. Our Plastic-Free YYC volunteers and board members show off their favourite zero waste items that help them practice what they preach. “I love … Continue reading Zero waste items we’re obsessed with