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Let's Talk Trash: Making homemade cleaners

Let's Talk Trash: Making homemade cleaners

Have you ever wondered whether household cleaning products are doing you and your family more harm than good? If so, you are not alone or without good reason to take a closer look at what you are spraying, scouring, washing and sanitizing your home w
Let's Talk Trash: Stop illegal dumping

Let's Talk Trash: Stop illegal dumping

It’s spring and the sun is starting to shine. You head out to explore some trails in the backwoods during one of our sunbursts and come across a drenched mattress covered in drywall, broken toys and diapers.
Let's Talk Trash: Buy less, smile more

Let's Talk Trash: Buy less, smile more

Our consumptive habits have ventured underground. Gone are the days when we either made or knew the maker of all the items in our home. Life in the village was more quaint, slower, and much more in harmony with the natural cycle of the planet.
Let's Talk Trash: Waste-reduction lifestyles

Let's Talk Trash: Waste-reduction lifestyles

Most of us are pretty comfortable adopting new habits, so long as they have some clear benefits to us and our wallets. Adopting a waste-reduction lifestyle can usually offer these kinds of rewards.
Let's Talk Trash: Zero-waste event planning

Let's Talk Trash: Zero-waste event planning

The time for summer festivities is upon us. Among all the fun we can lose track of our zero-waste intentions. To keep your footprint light, whether it be wearing high heels or flip flops, early planning is key.
Let's Talk Trash: Zero waste your garden

Let's Talk Trash: Zero waste your garden

Ready or not, fall is here, and now is the best time to zero waste your garden before the frost starts nipping at its nose. Start outside, where the changing temperatures are most quickly felt.
Let's Talk Trash: The first R: reduce

Let's Talk Trash: The first R: reduce

Perhaps you grew up in the era of the green mantra: reduce, reuse and recycle. Somehow, in this age of consumerism, most of the focus has remained on the last of the two Rs.
Let's Talk Trash: Creative ways to compost

Let's Talk Trash: Creative ways to compost

If the rainy weather has dampened your courage to backyard compost, you are probably not alone. Venturing out into a downpour with a bucket of kitchen scraps can prove challenging for even the most committed zero-waster.
Let's Talk Trash: Reusable bag options

Let's Talk Trash: Reusable bag options

Last-minute grocery shopping? Forgot your bags from home? No problem, at least not at one grocery store in Powell River.
Let's Talk Trash: Zero-waste picnics

Let's Talk Trash: Zero-waste picnics

Has the brilliant sunshine inspired you to bring out the blanket and picnic basket? The good news is we can celebrate a summer meal outside without making a bear-sized mess. As usual, zero waste starts with planning.