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, Amy … Continue reading PF People: Amy Spark
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 Celebrating Wombs, Periods, & Low-Waste Femcare on Mother’s Day!
The floral industry is unfortunately, anything but green. The Slow Flowers movement is the notion that faster is not better. emphasizes the value of local, seasonal and sustainably grown flowers.
Monday marked the 49th annual Earth Day celebrated around the world. Here in Calgary, the Plastic-Free YYC was pleased to host several cleanups throughout the city. Our annual spring cleanups brought out many passionate, earth-lovers to help clean up our streets and our parks of unsightly and damaging litter. Amy Park led a cleanup in … Continue reading Earth Day Clean up Recap
Look closely at one strand of your hair. Now imagine a strand of plastic one hundred times finer than your strand of hair – that’s a microfibre. They are some of the most invisible plastic pollution in our waterways, and our synthetic clothing and textiles are to blame. Microplastic pollution is a complex issue … Continue reading We can turn the tide on microfibre pollution
Emi calls for youth of all ages to stand up and create change. Leading a plastic-free life can begin at any age!