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Let's Talk Trash: Options for ‘retiring’ tires

Let's Talk Trash: Options for ‘retiring’ tires

How many tires do we go through in a lifetime? Avoiding potholes and screeching your tires will get you about 40,000 to 80,000 kilometres, which translates to a tire change every two to four years. Our tire “carma” can really add up.
Let's Talk Trash: Springing into composting

Let's Talk Trash: Springing into composting

As spring pokes its head out, we dream of our garden beds and the harvest to come.
Let's Talk Trash: Garburator vs. compostor

Let's Talk Trash: Garburator vs. compostor

Some food-waste disposal options more green-friendly than others
Let's Talk Trash: Kids and food waste

Let's Talk Trash: Kids and food waste

Wasted food costs the average Canadian household $1,100 per year. While adults are certainly guilty of neglecting leftovers until they grow a mouldy beard, kids are also culprits when it comes to good food going to waste.
Let's Talk Trash: Plastic bag alternatives

Let's Talk Trash: Plastic bag alternatives

We have all walked into a store without our reusable shopping bags, even those of us who are the most prepared. Well intended as we may be at times, life gets in the way and can foil even the best laid plans.
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.
Let's Talk Trash: Refrigerator food waste

Let's Talk Trash: Refrigerator food waste

About a quarter of the food we buy, we toss. We load up at the grocery store with the best of intentions to cook up a storm. A month later, we find two half-full jars of questionable pasta sauce lurking behind sour milk.
Let's Talk Trash: Bursting the balloon

Let's Talk Trash: Bursting the balloon

This heat wave may have you brainstorming ways to cool down or even ideas for hosting a celebration outdoors. If so, balloons might be on your shopping list.
Let's Talk Trash: Black Friday hangover cure

Let's Talk Trash: Black Friday hangover cure

In the wake of Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day, consumers and those opting out all have the chance to contemplate the merits of their choices.
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.