taken from http://www.wrwcanada.com/
In recognition of Waste Reduction Week in Canada we thought we would post some helpful tips to reduce your waste at work and home. Our first tip examines the impact of foil vs. plastic wrap. We have switched to the following at home http://astore.amazon.ca/mindfulgrocer-20/detail/B00ESBM3JS and they are great, simply cut to size and throw in the dishwasher after use.
An article on the website Slate highlights the detriment of each http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_green_lantern/2010/04/wrap_session.html
Please read if you get the chance, but to summarize in case you don’t have the time; plastic wrap has less of an environmental impact, but aluminum foil can close the gap if recycled. Based on this information we hope you will think twice when wrapping and when you are finished recycle when possible.
Paper waste is the next topic and below are some stats to ground us in the problem.
10 Tips For Living With Less Plastic
We highly recommend starting with tip #3 on the list – Never drink bottled water. Unless you live in a questionable public water zone or are encountering disaster relief there is no reason to drink bottled water. Cities work hard to make their water safe and most often water bottling companies are simply bottling off city lines or draining water reserves at nominal fees. Ontario currently only charges bottling companies $3.71 for every million liters of water taken.
A great video on the life cycle of material goods:
16 Ways to Lead a Zero Waste Life
An inspiring journey by Rob Greenfield to lead a zero waste lifestyle.
taken from http://www.shareable.net/blog/16-ways-to-lead-a-zero-waste-life
Hi, We are Marcy and John. Our hope is that this site provides a springboard for the sharing of ideas that can lead to more sustainable living. With two daughters, we know how busy life can get. We want to make it easier for people to make small changes in their daily lives that lead to big changes for the world.
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