Is Plastic Really THAT Bad? (Part 3): How to Make the “Best” Decision?

Helping you Navigate the Tension. As you probably gathered from part 2 of this 3-part blog series, reducing waste and becoming plastic-free is COMPLICATED! Reducing our plastic consumption is desperately needed, but simply replacing it with some other material while continuing to consume the same is also not sustainable, as the alternatives to plastic (likeContinue reading “Is Plastic Really THAT Bad? (Part 3): How to Make the “Best” Decision?”

How to Steer Clear of Greenwashing

If you haven’t heard of Greenwashing, then you need to. Do you remember when more “green” products were coming onto the market? It seemed like either the word “green” or the colour green was on every product I was coming across. At first I was excited, but then I started reading the small print andContinue reading “How to Steer Clear of Greenwashing”

Is Plastic Really THAT Bad?(Part 2): Are the Alternatives to Plastic any Better?

Are the alternatives to plastic much more superior in their environmental impact? Looking closer at glass, silicone, bamboo & stainless steel. In part 1 of this 3-part series I discussed what plastic was, and why it is that there is currently a massive movement toward ditching it. The pollution alone is impacting our waterways, ourContinue reading “Is Plastic Really THAT Bad?(Part 2): Are the Alternatives to Plastic any Better?”

Is Plastic Really THAT Bad? (Part 1)

The Nitty Gritty Truth about Plastic. You may have been asking yourself this question, and it is a good one to ask, especially if this is your first time hearing about anything to do with zero waste or about the plastic-free movement. This post is 1 of 3 about plastic – what it is, whyContinue reading “Is Plastic Really THAT Bad? (Part 1)”

Tour of the Niagara Recycling Centre

Last week I took a tour of the Niagara Region’s Recycling Centre. I know, I know, sounds super exciting, right?!? But when you don’t know much about how recycling works, and you have an interest in limiting plastic and/or waste, it is actually REALLY interesting! Especially because our tour guide Bert was super knowledgable. IContinue reading “Tour of the Niagara Recycling Centre”