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Tune in to hear the Let’s Talk Trash radio show every Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm or Monday & Wednesday mornings from 7-8am on CJMP 90.1 FM, Powell River’s Community Radio. Stream live at cjmp.ca.
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Show #33 – Ecovative
Show #33 – Our 33rd episode explores the wonderful world of mushrooms….as a packaging replacement to Styrofoam! Hear a TED talk from co-inventor Eban Bayer regarding “Mycobond” and learn in detail about this innovative application of mycelium. This product will undoubtely ‘mushroom’ in the years to come!
Show #32 – Compost!
Show #32 – Our show this week is dedicated to the wonderful world of composting! Find a system that works for you and your lifestyle as well as revisiting the huge environmental impacts this act can have on our planet.
Show #31 – Illegal Dumping
Show #30 – We celebrate Pitch-In Week Canada through conversations of illegal dumping along with Powell River’s annual Trash Bash event. The 31st edition of our show will also look into the history of Pitch-In Week Canada and seeks out other community events happening in response to waste reduction activities.
Show #30 – What’s the oldest electronic gadget you still have? We’ll look into the concept of mindful gadget consumerism and review some tips on how to look into the repairability of these gadgets. Hear clips from the WireCutter.org’s Brian Lam as well as from Kevin Wiens, co-creator of IFixIt.org. Sue Maxwell, a researcher from the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives also chats with us about the latest study from the Climate Justice Project titled; Closing the Loop:Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Zero Waste in BC.
Show #29 – Tla’Amin Takes on Waste Education Initiatives
Show #29 – Tune in to hear about a new waste reduction education program that the Tla’Amin Community Health Board has been working on. This 29th episode also features interviews with elder Elise Paul and Marlane Christensen from the Tla’Amin community.
Show #28 – Inspiring Youth Stories
Show #28 – Join us for a conversation with some insipring stories about waste reducation action being taken by youth. Hear some catchy tunes from the Talking Heads, Modest Mouse and Tracy Chapman. Tune in!
Show #27 – Alanna Mitchell Interview
Show #27 – On our 27th episode we track down Alanna Mitchell, an award winning environmental journalist, for an interview. Our local news reviews next year’s upcoming ferry terminal plans and we check out what youth and schools are doing in the zero waste movement. We also welcome Lesley Thorsell to the team!
Show #26 – Seniors & Recycling
Show #26 – Seniors and the elderly’s access to recycling are examined. Catch a blue box rap tune and review the upcoming Brooks/VIU composting initiative in this episode.
Show #25 – Paper vs. Plastic
Show #25 – Paper or plastic? The familiar question we’ve all heard when standing in the line up of a grocery store. Which do you choose? Enter into the plastic vs. paper conversation in our 25th episode. Also, catch a great parody tune in this episode!
Show #24 – The History of Recycling
Show #24 – Tune in to hear a brief review of the human history of recycling along with a review of two upcoming films; Trashed and Landfill Harmonic. A quick audio review of their trailers on our show will most likely intrigue you to visit their respective websites to see them visually. How many bags of Styrofoam did you all bring in for our one-day Styrofoam Round-Up event? Tune in to find out!
Show #23 – The Styrofoam Show
Show # 23 - Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team investigate the substance known as Styrofoam. Find out what exactly Styrofoam is, how long it takes to break down, the risks it poses in our environment and what we can do with Styrofoam if we find it entering into our homes.
Show #22 – Garbology & The History of Garbage in Powell River
Show # 22 - Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss garbology and the history of Powell River’s trash trail. You’ll also hear a great interview with Ronnie Ulhmann who was a driving force behind establishing recycling in Powell River.
Show #21 - Zero Waste Community
Show # 21 - Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss the Zero Waste Conference with soundbytes provided by Janet May. You’ll hear great interviews from participants at the conference as well as community news and information on the desire for a Re-Store, bio-remediation, and what’s new at Rona.
Show #20 – Zero Waste Challenge
Show # 20 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss Powell River’s first Zero Waste Conference. Tune in to hear highlights and a summary of the conference and learn about Powell River’s Zero Waste Challenge that was kicked off November 1st.
Show #19 – Waste Reduction Week
Show # 19 - Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week with reviews of the upcoming Zero Waste Conference. You’ll hear great excerpts from Zero Waste champions in Oregon and learn more about how you can reduce your waste.
Show #18 – Waste Audits
Show # 18 - Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss the commercial waste audits conducted this week with 16 local businesses.
Show #17 – The Story of Stuff
Show # 17 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team share their thoughts on Stuff – how it becomes waste and what do we do with all of our stuff. Comedic relief with George Carlin, Story of Stuff Annie Leonard guest speaking on the Steven Colbert show, and Dolly Parton singing about her Bargain Store hunting.
Show #16 – Metal Recycling
Show #16 - Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss metal recycling options and learn more about car scrapping, ship breaking and urban mining.
Show #15 – Rubber Tires
Show #15 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss the nature of rubber tires on our environment, proper disposal and creative reuse possibilities for old tires.
Show #14 - Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss hazardous disposal of biomedical waste and the proper treatment of sharps and pharmaceuticals through systems such as the BC Medications Return program.
Show #13 – Compostable to-go ware
Show #13 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss the conundrum of to-go ware, specifically evaluating the various compostable and biodegradable options on the market, and the sustainability of sources for this new form of packaging.
Show #12 – Festivals
Show #12 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team take a look at festivals around Powell River and their waste/resource management strategies using Zero Waste Stations.
Show #11 – eWaste
Show #11 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss the topic of e-Waste and how our high tech trash is dumping toxic waste into our landfills at home and abroad.
Show #9 – RCBC Conference and Urban Ore
Show #9 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team interviews from UrbanOre owners and news from the Recycling Council of British Columbia annual conference.
Show #8 – Asbestos, CFL’s and local food
Show #8 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss CFLs, the dangers of asbestos and an interview with creative writer on Nola Poirier on local food and more…
Show #7 – Trash Bash and glass recycling
Show #7 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team feature the Trash Bash and dive clean-up as well as special guest Buddy Boyd discussing the new glass recycling option for the Sunshine Coast.
Show #6 – Plastics
Show #6 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team talk about Plastics and their toxic waste, plus asbestos dangers.
Show #5 – Sources & Choices of Food Waste
Show #5 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team talking about Sources & Choices of waste.
Show #4 – Product Stewardship and Provincial Liaison Programs
Show #4 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team feature product stewardship and provincial liaison programs.
Show # 3 – Composting
Show #3 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team discuss composting, including guests from the Composting Advisory Committee.
Show #2 – DIY Recycling
Show #2 – Listen to the Let’s Talk Trash team feature DIY recycling with local and provincial waste news.
Show #1 – Intro the Let’s Talk Trash radio show
Show #1 – Listen to the first Let’s Talk Trash radio show introducing the 8 initiatives of the Let’s Talk Trash team.