microplastics

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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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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“No plastic straw, please.”

“No plastic straw, please.” These are easy words to remember and use the next time you’re at a restaurant or bar and order a drink. Why? Do you really need, or even use, the straw? Or do you just sort of stir the ice cubes around in your glass with it once in a while?

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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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Two Breaths of Life in A Plastic Ocean

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On February 9, 2016 Category: Plastic in our Environment, Share the Message

Last weekend, I watched a powerful, “plastic-free” eco-documentary called Breath of Life at the dynamic Wakefield International Film Festival (WIFF). Wakefield is our home town, and we were honoured to sponsor the film for its Canadian premiere. Created by Hawaiian filmmaker Susan Kucera, Breath of Life was masterfully filmed in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Hawaii. It addresses

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What Does Brain Science Have to Do with Sustainability and Plastic-Free Living?

This guest post was written by Elana Kann, Founder of Wood Doing Good and creator of the Bag and Bottle Dryer, with input and collaboration from Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon, Co-Founders of Life Without Plastic. I’ve been reading up on the brain science behind habits. Why? Well, it’s the season of New Year’s resolutions.

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Community Engaged Eco-Action: Living La Vida Pura à la Bodhi Surf School

5 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On November 24, 2015 Category: Get Informed, News, Plastic in our Environment, Share the Message, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

Welcome to our new blog look and feel! For the inaugural post on this fresh new blog canvas, we’re going to Costa Rica, where a surf school like no other we know of is helping transform its hometown community into a showcase of engaged local eco-action, and sending ripples of positive, sustainable “pura vida” out

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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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Dizolving the Laundry Detergent Eco-Disaster While Cleaning Your Clothes

2 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On May 25, 2015 Category: Plastic in our Environment, Replace Harmful Products

Laundry detergents are a major plastic waste culprit.

Get this: In Canada alone, approximately 94 million plastic 1.5L / 50 fl. oz. plastic laundry jugs end up in landfills each year – or potentially as plastic pollution in the broader environment.

There is now an eco-friendly solution that eliminates all plastic waste – and cleans beautifully.

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