Plastic-Free July is here. Reduce wasteful packaging, throw away less food and eliminate single-use items with these Plastic-Free kitchen hacks
We come across the question often, is “biodegradable” plastic really plastic? The short answer is, yes. The long answer is, well, complicated. Marketers have caught on to the plastic-free movement, but the definitions of labels that line the shelves are often murky. Here are some common terms you might see on shelves in Canada, and what … Continue reading Reading the Label: “Sustainable” Plastics
Spring cleaning… but nowhere to take your donations? This is the situation many of us are finding ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic. In other crises like floods or fires, people want to do, to give, but now the most helpful thing to do is to be patient and hang on to your … Continue reading Hang on to help out
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!