10 Questions with Our Revolutionary Partner: Rethink Bioclean.

1)  Tell us about your organization.    ReThink BioClean is a revolutionary company offering cleaning supplies, equipment and products focusing on a zero waste model.  We provide a unique refillery system for cleaning supplies, to help customers become part of the zero waste and plastic free movement.  We supply and bulk-fill our cleaning chemical tanks […]

The New “BYO” Trend

We’ve all heard the term BYOB, but there’s a new “BYO” in town that has a goal of minimizing harmful single-use items and the last letter is up to you! The BYO movement encourages customers to bring their own containers to be safely filled on-site at various food and retail locations. Customers can opt to […]

How To Have A Plastic-Free Christmas

How To Have A Plastic-Free Christmas Christmas is a time of year that many people look forward to. Indulging in treats, spending time with loved ones, and receiving thoughtful gifts is a heartwarming tradition. However, it can be overwhelming when you throw in our tendency to over consume during the holidays. Did you know that […]

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 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University […]

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 really […]

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 […]