10 Questions with September’s #LocalHero, Haley Higdon!

10 Questions with September’s #LocalHero, Haley Higdon!   1) Tell us a bit about yourself and why you love the #plastic-free movement?  My name is Haley Higdon and I am a guest and settler on Turtle Island (North America). I am the Program Director for Natural Curiosity, an environmental and Indigenous education initiative at the […]

Plastic In The Cannabis Industry

Weeding Out Plastic Waste in the Cannabis Industry The cannabis industry has been a hot topic since the legalization of marijuana in Canada in 2018, but there’s one facet of the industry that isn’t often discussed– the plastic waste. The reality is that cannabis is a growing industry with strict packaging guidelines and requires the […]

What is a Circular Economy and Why Is It So Important?

What is a Circular Economy and Why Is It So Important? You’ve probably heard the term “Circular Economy”, but do you know what it actually means? This term relates to how we use and dispose of materials, whether that’s the packaging that the items you buy come in or the products themselves.  Once we’re done […]

How To Have A Plastic Free Summer

  How To Have A Plastic Free Summer With summer in full swing, the stores have lined their shelves with all the new ‘must haves. But before you get lured in by all the ‘mega deals’ and shiny new products, just take a minute to stop and think, “do I really need this?”  Do you […]

Tips For A Successful Plastic Free July!

  Plastic Free July is a global movement by the Plastic Free Foundation, whose aim is to help millions of people all over the world be part of the solution to our plastic problem. Over 190 countries participate and the movement has inspired over 100 million people to get involved. In 2021 Plastic Free July […]

10 Questions With June’s #LocalHero Kate Pepler!

Today we’d like to highlight Kate Pepler, owner and CEO of the Tare Shop, a local zero-waste grocery store, coffee shop, and community space with locations in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia! Join us today as we ask her about the steps to starting a zero-waste lifestyle and tips for how to reduce your waste […]

Reusable To-Go Culture

Image from theecobahn    I’m sure you are aware of the recent draft proposal to prohibit the use of certain single-use plastics. At the moment checkout bags, cutlery, food service ware, plastic ring carries, stir sticks and straws are all included in the draft. This is an awesome first step but we are aiming for […]

10 Questions With March’s #LocalHero: Kieryn Matthews!

Today we’d like to highlight Kieryn Matthews, Environmental Education Program Manager and the #LocalHero this month! Growing up on Coast Salish Territory surrounded by the ocean-inspired Kieryn’s love of nature and passion for sustainability. This led her to obtain a degree in Environmental Science from Simon Fraser University. Kieryn has almost seven years of experience […]

Plastic Alternatives Guide

Looking towards plastic alternatives   Have you heard the news? In December of 2021, a draft proposal was released that would ban six single-use plastic items. Following the release of the proposed Single-Use Plastic Prohibition Regulations the federal government has published a report to provide Guidance for Selecting Alternatives to the Single-Use Plastics. The guide […]

Sustainable Shopping; Which Grocery Bag is Best?

Image from sampli.com We all know single use plastics are not environmentally friendly and with Canada’s single use plastic ban coming into play, hopefully they will become a thing of the past. However, despite the recent increase in awareness, the average Canadian still uses 700 plastic bags a year. What’s the actual impact of these […]