Microplastics Testing on the Gatineau River: Citizen Science in Action

You’re going to be hearing more and more about microplastics all over the world in the coming months and years. That’s because they are literally all over this Earth. And they are a problem that ranks right up there with climate change. Yup, our beloved Earth is overheating and simultaneously becoming layered in plastic. Warm plastic

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Stainless Steel Dish Set with Double Wall bowl and tumbler

Stainless Steel Dishes: The Best Plastic-Free Option for Children

0 comments | Posted By Chantal Plamondon On November 5, 2016 Category: Alternatives to Plastic, Get Informed, Plastic Affecting Health

How we got our first stainless steel dishes is an interesting story. When we started Life Without Plastic in 2006, our son was only 3 years old.  I had heard about the dangers of plastics from a magazine called Mothering created by the wonderful Peggy O’Mara who was my hero at the time and still

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Beat the Microbead in your Life & Community

Many of you have probably heard about the issue of plastic microbead pollution – we’ve certainly been talking about it for a long time. But you may have wondered what you can do about it. Well, there’s actually lots you can do, both at the individual and community level, to go #beadfree. First just a

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stainless steel mug with many personas

A stainless steel mug with many personas

So it’s a stainless steel mug. What’s the big deal? First off, it is a big deal, because it’s a BIG mug. It holds 750 ml / 25 ounces, the equivalent of three cups of liquid.  That’s a lot of liquid. The Institute of Medicine recommended daily adequate intake of liquids is about 8 glasses of fluid

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World Water Day w/o Plastic Water Bottles

Today is World Water Day. It’s a United Nations-organized, internationally-observed day to appreciate water and learn more about water issues. Single-use disposable plastic water bottles are not welcome on this day — actually on any day in our opinion, but even moreso today. We all need water We are mostly water. It accounts for 50%

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A New Silent Spring?

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On September 20, 2015 Category: Plastic Affecting Health, Plastic in our Environment

Is plastic a new silent spring?

Rachel Carson’s seminal book Silent Spring ignited a global environmental movement by highlighting the seemingly harmless toxins that surround us.

The parallels with her work 53 years ago and the growing global plastic pollution problem are uncanny and highly disturbing.

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Does Less Plastic Mean More Happiness?

Looking at efforts and ideas ranging from the Kingdom of Bhutan to Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project to Pharrell Williams Raw for the Oceans, this post examines how the correlation between using less plastic and happiness is valid and important, but not always so easy to implement, and requires a broader perspective.

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