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
Reading the Label: “Sustainable” Plastics
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
Reducing waste during COVID
All of us have been faced with many challenges this year, including our efforts to reduce waste. From closed businesses to cancelled events to shut down recycling centers… it’s definitely rough. But with challenges, comes change and creative solutions. So don’t fret and read on for positive ideas to stay safe and still reduce waste. … Continue reading Reducing waste during COVID
Farewell to dry skin – and plastic!
‘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!
Sea Change – a waste reduction conference in Alberta
Trecia recaps her learnings and all the fun she had at the RCA Waste Reduction Conference
Why safety razors are better for your wallet and the environment
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