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Life Without Plastic
Wakefield, Quebec
Activists for a Plastic Free Planet
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The aggressive anti-micro-bead campaign spearheaded by 5Gyres has made some of the cosmetic manufacturers look into retiring such products in the near future. Until then though, there are plenty of stores stocking their shelves with polypropylene and polyethylene-containing scrubs as we speak and all those millions of micro-beads will end up in our lakes and oceans unless individuals become aware of the problem and take action. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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For those celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice and other seasonal holidays, this is a time of being with family and friends to share joy, love, celebration, prayer, food, giving, and gratitude. In this modern day and age, it has also become a time of monumental wastage and garbage generation - and a sizeable portion of that waste is plastic. Furthermore, many of those plastics contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that find their way into the environment and up the food chain. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Life Without Plastic Blog
If you looked around you this very minute, how many plastic items can you see in your proximity? Computer or laptop, cups, bowls, food containers, CDs, toys, bank cards? Perhaps a big plastic doll house, or plastic ride-on fire truck... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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To keep a lunch you prepared for your child - or for yourself - cool until it is time to eat it, many people use an ice pack made of plastic with a gel-like substance inside that contains additives (hopefully... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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What is innovation? To me it's all about creative new change - creating an idea or product or process that changes and enhances the world in a new way. I think of it instinctively with a positive, world-bettering filter. Innovation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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We are just back from a trip to "Incredible !ndia" -- this is the tag line used by the Indian Ministry of Tourism to promote India around the world, and it's true, India is !ncredible. One might argue that I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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Japanese kishu binchotan charcoal is an excellent water purifier because it naturally bonds with certain toxins, including lead, mercury, cadmium, copper and chlorine. It simultaneously imparts minerals that are healthy for the body: calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphates and zinc. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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Looking for the ultimate plastic-free coffee experience? Try the Chemex coffee maker. It's been made in the USA for over 50 years and it makes truly delicious coffee. The amazing fact about the Chemex line is that even people who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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When we started LifeWithoutPlastic.com in 2005 and went live with our first website in 2006, we had posted on our wish list of products that we were working on a "plastic-free popsicle mold". It took us a long time to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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Beth Terry writes the pre-eminent blog in this world on living without plastic: My Plastic-free Life. She meticulously tracks her monthly plastic consumption down to the last plastic envelope window, and blogs passionately about it. That alone is reason enough... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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Speak out against Canadian Bill C-38 that aims at damaging environmental legislative protection and silencing charities and NGOs that speak out for our environment. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at Life Without Plastic Blog
A stainless steel airtight food container was left unattended and some creatures escaped from it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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Before I even get into khadi and why it is much more than just a silky soft, hand spun, hand woven fabric made in India, some background is in order. I was born and raised in Canada, but my roots... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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A large majority of clothes are made of synthetic fibres which do not biodegrade, are not compostable and take a very long time to decompose Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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First, an embarassing confession: I meant to write this blogpost, er, um, about a year ago. Life happens. Here it is finally. Thankfully, it is still relevant. Correction: More relevant than ever. Just over a year ago we had the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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Stainless Steel Food Tray for children and adults. Eco-friendly, green, durable, BPA-free, phthlates-free, lead-free. A great alternative to plastic food divided compartment plate. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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We have some great products available to those looking for a safe and plastic-free way to store the bounty from the garden. There is our 4 litre / 1 gallon rectangular stainless steel airtight container which can accommodate a large... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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A little eaglet gets tangled in plastic fishing line but was later rescued. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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It's not what you think. We haven't migrated to the other side. The PLASTIC we're offering up won't leach into your food, but it will leach into your mind and make you look twice at the plastic in your life.... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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About two years ago, one of our employees who always brought her dog to work had a great idea. She decided to start bringing her dog's food in one of our 2-tier 14 cm (5.5") tiffins. In one of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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The three rules we created for plastic-free living after taking the Rodale plastic-free month challenge. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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We live in an eclectic village of community activists. The spirit of postive change is in the fresh air and in the Gatineau River water that flow through town. One example of that magic is the Wakefield International Film Festival... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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I have already discussed my reservations about microwave ovens and their links with cancer (see my older post: Stainless Steel in Toaster Oven Prevents Aluminum Garnish on Burrito). However, many people find them extremely useful and they are a common... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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Plastic additives in food and drink packaging containers and bottles should be disclosed to the public. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at Life Without Plastic Blog
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This post may not initially appear to have anything to do with plastic. Just wait. Read on to the end. I love mi nt tea. It's a primal sort of thing. There is something about the smell of fresh whole... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at Life Without Plastic Blog