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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Nourishing Meals

“Nourishing Meals” Without Plastic

Food. What you eat becomes you. Why not feed your body with nourishing meals? Nourishing for body, mind and soul. We’ve got just the cookbook for you… It’s an honour and deep pleasure for us to partner once again with popular food and health blogger Alissa Segerston and functional medicine expert Tom Malterre, the talented

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OneLessStraw toward One More Generation

1 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On September 1, 2016 Category: Change Plastic-Dependent Habits, Replace Harmful Products, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

This is a guest post written by the folks at One More Generation (OMG), a highly effective non-profit organization founded by Olivia and Carter Reis in 2009, when they were 7- and 8- years-old, respectively. They are both passionate about animals and conservation and their intention is to preserve all species for at least One More

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Embrace Plastic-Free July: The Power of Individual Action

1 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On July 8, 2016 Category: Change Plastic-Dependent Habits, Share the Message, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

The idea for a Plastic-Free July initiative was born in Perth, Western Australia back in 2011. In my experience, once you make a concerted effort to add or remove something from your life, you start to notice it everywhere. That’s exactly what happened to Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, the founder of the Plastic-Free July movement. She decided

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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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Earth Day Plastic-Free Challenge

3 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On April 19, 2016 Category: Change Plastic-Dependent Habits, Replace Harmful Products

UPDATE (3 May 2016):  Scroll down to see our winner, and the other inspiring entries!* How about a challenge this Earth Day? We’re great believers in taking small steps toward big goals. Of course big steps toward big goals are great too, but small steps are more realistically attainable quickly, and definitely less daunting. That’s

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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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