Straws suck, but you don’t have to

In the U.S. alone, we use half a billion plastic straws daily. Yeah. Daily. To put it another way: on average, each person burns through 1.6 straws per day. Crazy, right? Especially since you only use that straw for about twenty minutes before tossing it out. Clearly, we love our

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4 Ways to Make Your Yard Waste Greener

A new season is in full swing, and for those who have it, yard waste collection season is, too. When it comes to yard waste, or green waste, as some call it, most of us just bag it, bin it, or bundle it up for

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5 crafty ideas to get rid of unwanted “stuff”

Whether you’re spring cleaning, looking to downsize, or just want to get rid of some clutter in your home, chances are you’ve got a pile of things you no longer want. Sure, you’ve recycled what you could and thrown out anything that was clearly unsalvageable, but

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An intro to e-waste: Why it’s a problem

E-waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams on the planet. Already, we produce something like 50 million tonnes of it each year. And that number’s only set to increase as electronics become more accessible worldwide. So, what is e-waste? E-waste, or electronic waste, encompasses electrical and

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How to safely dispose of fireworks

Summer is a time for celebration. Which means fireworks, lots of fireworks. Fireworks play a pivotal role in our public celebrations, from Canada Day and Independence Day to New Year’s Eve, and it’s easy to see why. They’re dramatic and awe-inspiring, a perfect way to

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Plastic-lined paper bags: Are they recyclable?

If your community recycles, chances are paper bags are fair game. But not all paper bags are as they seem. In fact, some aren’t even completely made from paper. Product packaging has gotten complicated. So complicated, that figuring out what’s recyclable and what isn’t can

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