Nelson Naturals started in the mountain town of Nelson, selling toothpaste at farmer’s markets. It’s a company now growing across Canada, selling toothpaste and other everyday hygiene items with plastic-free containers. Dana, Kevin, and Truckee the dog have been operating as Nelson Naturals for 6 years and answered some of Plastic-Free YYC’s pressing questions about … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: Nelson Naturals
Focused on creating low-waste, healthy beauty products that bring out the best in our looks and ourselves, Elate Cosmetics proves that beauty routines are still possible while being savvy in sustainability. Plastic-Free YYC asked Elate a few questions about their “conscious beauty” business model and what makes them different from other cosmetics companies. Elate CosmeticsLocation: … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: Elate Cosmetics
The bathroom may very well be the last place we think of reducing waste. Plastic floss, plastic toothpaste tubes, plastic in beauty products… it’s a small but important component of the plastic we use in our households. To tackle part of this problem, Kathryn Hogan developed a plastic-free solution to dental floss so we can … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: KMH Touches Eco Dental Innovation
Not sure what happens to old textiles? Well, if Earth Warrior’s founder, Katrina, gets a hold of it, your old t-shirt may just end up as a brand new lifestyle item. Earth Warrior re-purposes old textiles waste into new everyday items in a zero waste studio, a label not many businesses can hold for themselves. … Continue reading Plastic Free Spotlight: Earth Warrior
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, Brittney. … Continue reading Plastic-Free People: Brittney Wynnyk
Menstruation – periods, Aunt Flo, “time of the month”, or whatever other euphemism you can come up with – happens to every woman at some time in their life. Monthly bleeding is often spoken in a development, medical, or feminist context – but is it a waste issue? Picture an adult grizzly bear (female, of … Continue reading Low-Waste Feminine care on Mother’s Day!