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An Edmontonian journey to less waste, less consumption, less impact, and less clutter.

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An Edmontonian journey to less waste, less consumption, less impact, and less clutter.

    Casual Chat with Walter

    Casual Chat with Walter

    Sometimes it's nice to just have a casual chat about waste with a friend over a warm cup of hot chocolate. That's exactly what we did! Donate to help reduce waste: wastefree.ca Some things we talk about:Cycle Logic - cycle-logic.comMud, Sweat and Gears (Okay, so we don't actually talk about them, but it's where I actually wound up going) - mudsweatandgears.caKind Ice Cream - kindicecream.caBlush Lane - blushlane.comBoocha - boocha.caReusable Tissues - Free Pattern & TemplatesReusable Qtips - Last SwabThe Good Neighbour App - thegoodneighbourapp.com Music by Vita Chino (@vitachino on Instagram, or find them on Spotify)

    • 36 min
    6 Rs of Sustainability: Recycle Part 1

    6 Rs of Sustainability: Recycle Part 1

    Recycling is not all it's cracked up to be! And definitely not something we should rely on as an answer to saving the planet. Emily is passionate about recycling and the knocks down some of the myths behind the legend.  Donate to help reduce waste: wastefree.ca Things we talk about:What does the City of Edmonton accept in your blue bag? edmonton.caWhat is "downcycling?"en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DowncyclingWhy Plastic Identification Codes are not "Recycling symbols"plasticsoupfoundation.orgEthanolWhere does it come from? edmonton.caWhat is it good for? nrcan.gc.caWhat percent of plastic gets recycled? (We got the number right, by the way!)oceana.caWhat is the Waste Wise AppGoogle PlayAppleWhy doesn't China want our garbage?globalnews.caWhat does the Sims have to do with an eco-friendly lifestyle?terrainforma.ca/189Why you should write to Bulk Barn (or other bulk store).Ask Bulk Barn to bring back reusables! bulkbarn.ca/en/Contact-UsMusic by Vita Chino (@vitachino on Instagram, or find them on Spotify)

    • 41 min
    EcoChick Refills (AKA Rosanna)

    EcoChick Refills (AKA Rosanna)

    Stuck at home? Who isn't these days?! Let Rosanna come to YOU to refill your regular household goods such as shampoo and conditioner, dish soap, tooth paste tabs, etc.. Find The Refill Chick at:Facebook: facebook.com/ecochickrefillsedmonton/Website: www.ecochickrefills.comEmail: ecochickrefills@gmail.comCall/Text: 780-271-4992 Donate to support waste reduction efforts: wastefree.ca Music by Vita Chino (@vitachino on Instagram, or find them on Spotify)

    • 21 min
    6Rs of Sustainability: Repair

    6Rs of Sustainability: Repair

    Repairing is a great way to prolong the life of our possessions for as long as possible! We chat about different things we have repaired as well as things we maybe aren't so good at repairing ourselves and suggestions for where to take those things. Donate to support waste reduction: wastefree.ca Thing we talk about:8:38 - Sashiko 9:00 - Boro Stitching9:35 - Hand Embroidered Bee (As learned from Sue Spargo)11:08 - Planned obsolescence (In economics and industrial design, planned obsolescence (also called built-in obsolescence or premature obsolescence) is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so that it becomes obsolete (i.e., unfashionable, or no longer functional) after a certain period of time. - Wikipedia)18:00 - Yeti Mug21:37 - Keep Cup22:14 - Modular (Constructed with standardized units or dimensions for flexibility and variety in use. - Meriam Dictionary)29:38 - Repairathon (on Facebook.com/YEGrepairathon/ and Instagram @yegrepairathon)33:36 - Singer Patcher35:10 - Indigo Proof (Denim repair @indigo_proof)35:47 - Shoe GooMusic by Vita Chino (@vitachino on Instagram, or find them on Spotify)

    • 41 min
    The Village Toy Share

    The Village Toy Share

    Brittany tells us all about The Village Toy Exchange: a subscription program for toys so that your kid (or maybe you adults, if you're into Lego or board games) gets new toys each month without causing more manufacturing of toys, especially those made of plastic.  Contact Brittany and The Village Toy Share at:Website: www.thevillagetoyshare.caInstagram: @thevillagetoyshareEmail: info@thevillagetoyshare.caCall/text: 587-545-4273 Donate to support waste reduction: wastefree.ca Music by Vita Chino (@vitachino on Instagram, or find them on Spotify)

    • 14 min
    SUPs Ban

    SUPs Ban

    The Government of Canada just announced which single-use plastics (SUPs) will be banned in 2021! We discuss which items will be banned, how they chose these items, and, of course, go on a few tangents.  Donate to support waste reduction efforts: wastefree.ca Things we talk about:Learn more about the ban:Canada Climate Change Action Plan: bit.ly/31lQWw1CBC News Article: bit.ly/37vP9bJGarbage-Wearing Dude: https://youtu.be/9vCstrZ7ilkBulk Barn Reusable Containers Programhttps://www.bulkbarn.ca/reusable-container-program/Contact them to tell them you want reusables back: https://www.bulkbarn.ca/en/Contact-Us Music by Vita Chino (@vitachino on Instagram, or find them on Spotify)

    • 50 min

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