Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bulk Waste Collection

As the person responsible for ensuring waste is collected in a timely fashion every day, bulk waste can cause me a lot of headaches, mainly when people disregard the “rules,” and  there seems to be some confusion about what we accept as … Continue reading

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Packing waste-free kids lunches

It’s 7 p.m. on Sunday evening and my girls and I are in the process of packing their school lunches. This year, I’m trying to get my girls more involved by having them participate in making their lunches.  I have one fussy eater, … Continue reading

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The GoodGuide: Helping Consumers Make Informed Choices

Do you want to make good consumer choices when shopping, but are not sure how to do that? Do you want to choose products that do not contain harmful chemicals and are made by companies with good social policies? The … Continue reading

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4 Songs that Put Waste to Music

The 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) really do get people inspired, and they sometimes put their passion into song. I love music and I love to write lyrics & songs… and apparently many other people who care about the environment also share … Continue reading

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3Rs Community Champion – Eliot Zelem

It was mid-autumn when we had the pleasure of meeting one of Halton’s 3Rs Community Champions, Eliot Zelem. It didn’t take long before he had both amazed and inspired us with his enthusiasm and knowledge of the 3Rs — Reduce, … Continue reading

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What’s Up Doc? Looking after medications environmentally

This weekend I opened up the medicine cabinet and was amazed at how many expired medications were in there. Why have I been holding on to them for so long? It was time for a major clean up. However, medications — … Continue reading

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10 Environmental New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again.  Christmas has come and gone; the dinners are over but definitely not forgotten. We’re all complaining about those few extra pounds the holidays brought us.  For many of us, it’s time for New … Continue reading

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