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How the waste was gone - Web exclusive from Industrial Engineer magazine

In the February 2015 of Industrial Engineer magazine, the Case Study article looks at lean Six Sigma applications undertaken by the city government in Houston, Texas. 1,005 more words


Lee Campbell: It Begins With a Sandwich

It begins with a sandwich.

They say a journey of a thousand meals begins with a single sandwich. A cheese sandwich, in this case, with an abundance of greens and enough smoky mustard to wake the dead. 443 more words


Problem: There are foods in your fridge that get ignored until they expire.

We walk through the grocery store with good intentions. We see the jar of artisanal pickles or wild black raspberry preserves and we picture ourselves enjoying them (not at the same time) in silk pajamas and perfect hair. 132 more words

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9 Tiny Ways to be a Big Hero

2015 has come, and its shiny new and improved glory can bring hope and promise … and cast a shadow of frenzied panic for perfection. Turn over a new leaf! 682 more words

Beyond Talkin' Trash

Top 14 Ways We Were Talkin' Trash in 2014

What a wild, wondrous and #WasteFreeUHN year it’s been here at Talkin’ Trash. Before we enter into the brand spanking new one, let’s have a gander at the highlights. 590 more words

Beyond Talkin' Trash

Rethink and win

Who’d like to win a set of three reusable produce bags, courtesy of Rethink? Share your best tip for avoiding single-use plastic in the comments below and we’ll include the top responses in the next issue of On To It. 170 more words


The Ottawa Tool Library

Written by Denise Deby.

Here’s exciting news—Ottawa is getting a Tool Library!

Tool libraries lend out tools, just as conventional libraries lend out books. 175 more words