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Let's Talk Trash: Demystifying recycling

Let's Talk Trash: Demystifying recycling

At the end of a long day, you head into the grocery store, perhaps guided by your appetite. Almost inevitably, what ends up in your cart comes in a plethora of packaging types.
Let's Talk Trash: Upcycled fashion

Let's Talk Trash: Upcycled fashion

Do you have rips in your jeans, stains on your favourite t-shirt or more dated neckties than you know what to do with? Some would see this as an appropriate time to donate these items to a local thrift store, cut them up to reuse as rags, or even ret
Let's Talk Trash: Straws suck

Let's Talk Trash: Straws suck

What happens to a plastic drinking straw after its brief moment of glory? Every year, 175 billion straws litter the planet, which begs the question, do straws suck? The seemingly innocent straw is often among marine debris that washes up on coastline
Let's Talk Trash: Green cleaning

Let's Talk Trash: Green cleaning

Do you lie awake at night wondering if your countertops are covered in a boatload of harmful bacteria? Does the thought of what could be breeding in your dishcloth creep you out? If so, you might be tempted to douse your household with germ-killing c
Let's Talk Trash: Innovative furnishings

Let's Talk Trash: Innovative furnishings

The cooler breezes and dimming light of fall may have you turning inward on many levels. Suddenly books beckon from shelves and delayed canning projects beg for attention.
Let's Talk Trash: Microplastic solutions

Let's Talk Trash: Microplastic solutions

Only 70 years ago, plastic had not yet come on the scene, but now it is hard to imagine our lives without all the “conveniences” it affords. Still, it is impossible to ignore its increasing list of inconveniences. Plastic is choking our landfills.
Let's Talk Trash: Trash your dryer lint

Let's Talk Trash: Trash your dryer lint

At the end of a large pile of laundry, there is often a fluffy batch of dryer lint. You may have contemplated just how it got into the lint trap in the first place.
Let's Talk Trash: Travel mugs

Let's Talk Trash: Travel mugs

Do you use a travel mug? Do you have one but often forget to bring it? How often do you find yourself holding a disposable cup? The simple action of choosing to use a reusable mug rather than a disposal cup makes a significant difference in waste red
Let's Talk Trash: Trash Bash helps nature spring clean

Let's Talk Trash: Trash Bash helps nature spring clean

To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash ~ Bill Nye the Science Guy This can be a tough truth to swallow, but every year upwards of 200 Powell Riverites volunteer to do just that at the annual Tr
Let's Talk Trash: Wilderness trips without garbage

Let's Talk Trash: Wilderness trips without garbage

Home to 32 lakes, an abundance of rivers, beaches, trails and campgrounds, Powell River is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure.