Times are tough, things are uncertain and questions are being left unanswered, hanging in limbo. However, this forced adaptation to a new way of living is bringing fresh ideas and exciting opportunities all across our city. From individuals discovering new hobbies at home to workplaces shifting perspective on productivity of work-from-home options to small businesses … Continue reading Zero-wasting From a Distance
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
A guest post The Apothecary in Inglewood Making huge changes to your lifestyle (or adopting a new one altogether) isn’t something you can reasonably expect to achieve overnight. Or even over the course of one month of Plastic-Free July, for that matter! If you have a goal of going zero waste, you might be wondering … Continue reading Shifting to a Zero Waste Lifestyle: What We’ve Learned
A guest post by Kent of Inglewood I started my war on plastic waste, as many do, in my washroom. I was shocked by how many plastic bottles, wrappers, and shaving cartridges I went through in a month. I knew something needed to change, but I didn’t want to sacrifice my grooming routine and I … Continue reading Zero-Waste Shaving – It’s Easier Than you Think!