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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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Check this out: Eco label guide

As green conscious consumers, you look for claims and certifications that will help you make informed decisions about your purchases. But in order to make the right choice, you need to understand the implications of these labels. David Suzuki’s Queen … 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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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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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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Puma’s Clever Little Shopper

Puma is proud to present the brand’s new “Clever Little Shopper” – a compostable cornstarch retail bag: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpEH6wQ7K8Q This looks like heat-resistant PLA, so no worries taking this shopper in the rain.   Of course, you should always bring your … 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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A quick video post: One Plastic Beach

One Plastic Beach from Tess Thackara on Vimeo. For the past 12 years, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris that have washed up on the shore of a beach in North Carolina. With all this … Continue reading

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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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