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

October 4, 2019

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…

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How to safely dispose of fireworks

October 4, 2019

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…

Plastic-lined paper bags: Are they recyclable?

October 4, 2019

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…

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The problem with recycling receipts

October 4, 2019

I’m willing to bet you recycle your receipts. And why wouldn’t you? After all, they’re made from paper, which is recyclable, right? In this case: wrong. Well, mostly. Turns out there are two types of receipts floating around out there.…