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Bioplastics: An Idea Not Even a Compost Heap Can Love

Throughout the winter and spring, BRING has been helping the Love Food Not Waste program roll out its residential composting pilot program. To help people understand what not to put in their compost bins, we are revisiting this story on bioplastics we published last year in the… 1,474 more words

Waste Reduction

Introducing BRING’s Inaugural Product Design Challenge

Call for Entries

This March and April, we challenge community members to create innovative and sustainable product designs made from materials available at BRING. The objective: transform salvaged materials into new and relevant products such as furniture, décor, accessories, tools, and more.  210 more words

Waste Reduction

Fix-It Fair

We live in a consumer society. When something breaks, we are far more likely than our ancestors to just get a new one. We also have manufacturers who’ve created “ 352 more words

Earth Conscious

Extended Producer Responsibility

Shifting the Burden of Waste Reduction and Recycling Upstream

By Shirley Perez West

The benefits of recycling are well known: divert useful materials from landfills and incinerators and we save raw resources, energy, and water; reduce toxins in the environment, create jobs, and save money. 1,118 more words

Waste Reduction

Support for Safe Drug Take-back

Legislative update 2/24/17: Representative Sheri Malstrom and Senator Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson have has introduced a second safe drug take-bag bill, H.B. 2645, which is very similar to H.B. 432 more words

Waste Reduction

City politicians approve public engagement project on waste reduction

A committee of city council has approved a two-year public engagement project on waste reduction in the city.

London is well off new provincial targets for waste diversion. 194 more words

Environment