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Straw Wars: The campaign to keep straws out of restaurants… and landfills

Straw Wars is a campaign launched in London’s trendy Soho neighbourhood by restaurants, hotels and bars to reduce the use of plastic straws. Plastic straws are technically recyclable; however they’re not commonly accepted in commercial or residential recycling programs. One … Continue reading

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Thrifty Foods taking a step backwards – brings back plastic bags

Two years ago, Thrifty Foods proudly announced that they were discontinuing plastic bags. “We think eliminating plastic grocery bags is the right thing to do and we are confident our customers will understand and accept this as a positive step … Continue reading

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Bring Your Own Container: Packaging Free Grocery Store

The US landfills 1.4 billion pounds of waste per day. 40% of that is packaging that is used just once.

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Host your own Bag It screening

June is going to be a busy month! We kick off Canada Environment Week on June 5th, 2011 (which is also World Environment Day), when you will hopefully be celebrating at Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet happening in Olympic Village! … Continue reading

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June 19th is Car-Free Vancouver Day!

Vancouver, turn off your engines and join the festivities! Sunday, June 19th is not only Father’s Day, but also Car-Free Day, when streets in four Vancouver neighbourhoods will shut down streets and host performances and activities.

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Italy Bans Plastic Bags

“A ban on plastic bags is coming into effect in Italy, which has one of the highest rates of consumption of the bags in Europe. The ban begins in shops across Italy on 1 January, with only biodegradable, cloth or … Continue reading

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