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5 Tips for a Plastic Free Office!

BSIbio is one of many companies that joined the Plastic-Free July Challenge. What is that? It’s quite simple: Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during the month of July! At BSIbio, we took simple, day-to-day actions to drastically reduce our use of disposable … Continue reading

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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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BSI visits Burns Bog!

Last month, we hosted a by-invitation only party to celebrate sustainability in Metro Vancouver. The party was held at the Vancouver Aquarium and our honoured guests were owners and employees of sustainably-minded businesses, co-operatives and non-profit organizations. The gala also … Continue reading

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Recycling: Bras to Fuel?

Wacoal and Triumph, two lingerie brands, have been collecting old bras from customers to turn them into refuse paper and plastic fuel (RPF) which will then power boilers and generators. Unlike other apparel, undergarments cannot be resold or repurposed. This … Continue reading

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A sugarcane joint venture between Dow & Mitsui

  Earlier today, Dow Chemical and Mitsui announced that they are forming a new joint venture to produce sugarcane-sourced ethanol and eventually biopolymers to serve packaging, hygiene and medical markets. Read the full press release here.

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The Non-Renewables of Green Tech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL4fluj004o Rare earth metals are key ingredients in nearly every technological device on the market today (cell phones, flat screen TVs – you name it) – and including green technologies like hybrid cars, solar cells, wind turbines etc. Unfortunately, you … Continue reading

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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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