Going Green In Your Home
We’ve been reached by a Colorado Springs Girl Scout group who provided us with another great resource to add to our page. This site features different ways to reduce waste at home that will also equate to saving you money. Not only are there water and energy reduction tips but a plethora of links for clever ways to reduce and reuse such as repurposed furniture ideas, bottle cap jewelry and recycled crafts and art activities! The site also refers to waste reduction through ‘precycling’, check it out trash talkers!
Electronic Recycling Association
A not for profit organization with a mission to reduce electronic waste and the negative impact it has on the environment by reusing and recycling unwanted computers, laptops and other electronic equipment. This recycling program aims to prevent unwanted electronics from ending up in landfills or being prematurely disposed of and recycled when there is somebody that can still use them. Maximize the life span of computers by refurbishing and donating them. Visit their webpage for more information.
Green Household Cleaning Recipes
Check out these homemade cleaning recipes! Apart from the fact that many cleaning products have harsh chemical ingredients, with each purchase of a new cleaning product you now also have another container to add to your ever growing collection. Instead of buying more soap, spray or cleaner, reuse an old container and whip up one of these cleaning recipes to try and meet your squeaky clean needs. An additional ” Do It Yourself RECIPES for ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING” is a similar list in a much simpler document.
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 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.
2014 Powell River Waste Wise Guide Annual Calendar
The Waste Wise Guide is a resource created by the Let’s Talk Trash team that includes helpful tips on waste reduction, municipal garbage and recycling schedules, extended producer responsibility programs and local businesses offering services and items to help you on the journey to zero waste.
This guide is distributed to all Powell River Regional District households and businesses every year. 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 Calendar; Powell River Regional District office, City of Powell River municipal office and the Powell River Library. Or, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get a digital copy here!
~ 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
Electronic Recycling Assocation – a not for profit that aims to reuse computers, laptops & other electronics through refurbishing
Ecocycle: Working to Build Zero Waste Communities
The Recycling Council of British Columbia
How Can I Recycle This?
Electronic Recycling Association
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!