Getting Clean by Going Green: with thanks to Denver Girl Scouts
The Let’s Talk Trash team is pleased to provide this website as a resource to our community (and beyond) about the many ways in which we can reduce our waste on this planet. We were recently excited to receive an email from the Girl Scout troop in Denver, Co that found our site and enjoyed this Resources page. As a result, these young ladies suggested that we add the following page from Busy Bee: Getting Clean by Going Green to our list of resources and we are grateful for their recommendation. If you find this site and would like to make your own suggestion, please contact us. Thanks for your efforts in “watching your waste”!
Holiday Green Guide
The festive holiday cheer is approaching and once you spot your first set of lights, your zero waste holiday planning alarm bells should begin ringing. December ranks as one of our most wasteful months and requires long-term preparations to make an impact on reducing the amount of refuse that is created. This holiday month can be green and we encourage you to get your thinking caps on to make this year’s most festive month free of festive waste! Check out our Holiday Green Guide to start sparking the (LED) lightbulb of ideas.
Zero Waste Workshop for Event Planners
British Columbia Recycling Handbook
The BC Recycling Handbook is a simple guide to what can be recycled under BC’s Stewardship Programs. Product Stewardship, also known as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), is an environmental management strategy guided by the principle that whoever designs, produces, sells or uses a product takes responsibility for minimizing that product’s environmental impact. To learn more about Product Stewardship, visit the Provincial Liaison tab under our ‘Projects and Initiatives’. The Let’s Talk Trash team has compiled a list of local EPR program participants in Powell River. Refer to this list for depot drop-off information. If you have an item that is unlisted, refer to the Recycling Handbook for a web address in the appropriate category which will provide a complete list of accepted products.
2013 Powell River Waste Wise Guide Annual Calendar
The Waste Wise Guide is a valuable new resource provided by the Let’s Talk Trash team including helpful tips on waste reduction, municipal garbage and recycling schedules, and local businesses offering services and items to help you on the journey to zero waste.
This guide was distributed to all Powell River Regional District households and businesses. If you do not receive ad mail, you may not have received this excellent tool. Stop by one of the following locations to pick up your Waste Wise Guide and start reducing your waste today; Powell River Regional District office, City of Powell River municipal office, the library and local bookstores. Or contact us at email@example.com.
~ And here are some more places to go for ideas, information and inspiration:
The Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre
Uncommon Goods - unique gifts and creative design
The Reuse It Network
Reuses Network – a cooperative online exchange system
Reuse It - reusables for everyday life
49 Creative Reuse Ideas
11 Reuse Ideas for Coffee Grounds
Upcycling Plastic Bags
ReadyMade – a magazine (available at the library) with many great ideas
Origami Bin Liner – create a compost bin liner out of an old newspaper (you tube video)
Ecocycle: Working to Build Zero Waste Communities
The Recycling Council of British Columbia
How Can I Recycle This?
99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special – a book (available at the library)
reFuse – This revolution is run on table scraps
Environmental Concerns with Recycling – a website sent to us from a student, thank-you!