What is Wheat Straw Plastic and Is It Eco-Friendly?

For years, we have been using plastic for basically everything ranging from food to clothes to furniture. In recent years, our knowledge of the environment has grown and with that; the recognition that plastic is bad for our planet. So bad that continuing to use plastic may lead to our undoing. Luckily there are many alternatives to plastic. One of which is wheat straw plastic. What is it, and is it environmentally friendly? We’ll tell you in this article. What is wheat straw plastic? Wheat is a type of grain that’s most often used to make bread, flour or wheat-gluten....

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Do You Know How to Recycle?

The current recycling program in Canada has not been working as it should. The program has been in effect in some form for the past 30 years, but Canadians are still recycling only 9% of plastics. If we have a program in place, then why is it not working? It's complicated. Years ago, recycling was simple; people separated newspaper, jars, and bottles from their garbage. Today, we eat more premade food contributing to more plastic waste, and not all plastics are recyclable. There are also many things that people recycle that are not recyclable such as eggshells and multi-material packaging....

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What Exactly Are Beeswax Food Wraps?

Made with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, Beeswax Food Wraps are a great, eco-friendly alternative to tin foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags. These wraps can be reused over and over and will last about one year. In addition to the advantages Beeswax Wraps provide to the environment, they are also better for your food. They are naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. Although they are watertight, they offer air circulation which helps keep your food fresh longer. You can use these wraps to store fruits, veggies, sandwiches, or to seal a container. It's recommended that you do not...

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Deep Sea Discoveries at Monterey Bay

The experts at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have been exploring our oceans and have taken a look at the plastic levels of the deep sea. They have found that microplastics are as deep as 600ft below the surface. The creatures at this level survive on the small particles in the water include the microplastics. These deep-sea creatures then become food for other fish, who become food for other fish, who eventually become food for land animals and humans. What can we do to help? First, we need to reduce our use of single-use plastics in order to stop...

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Canada's Single-Use Plastics Ban

As many Canadians know we will be adopting a ban on many single-use plastics by 2021. This may include bags, straws, cutlery, stirring sticks and more. The government hopes this will help solve the plastic pollution problem facing the world. Here are the facts: 15 billion plastic bags are used in Canada each year. 57 million plastic straws are used in Canada every day. Only 10% of plastic waste gets recycled in Canada. Canadians toss 3 million tons of plastic every year. Be prepared and make the change to Reuse or Refuse! How do you do this? If you can...

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