My interview with Toni Desrosiers, Founder of Abeego

My interview with Toni Desrosiers, Founder of Abeego

Welcome to my first Q & A blog post! I see many more interviews on this blog in the future, and I couldn’t be happier to kick things off with a company I love and respect: Abeego. (Plus, keep reading for details on a giveaway!)

If you know them, you’ll know that Abeego is the original beeswax food storage wrap, based out of Victoria, BC. They’ve gone toe-to-toe with the food wrap giants, and it’s all thanks to Toni Desrosiers, Abeego’s fearless founder.

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Why low waste? Part 3: We need to reduce our use of plastics

Why low waste? Part 3: We need to reduce our use of plastics

Welcome to my third post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. If you haven’t already, check out the first post (about landfills) and the second post (about recycling).

Today I’d like to focus on why the Zero Waste movement is particularly concerned about plastics. Of course, the goal is to reduce waste of all sorts, including food waste and packaging in general, but you’re right if you’ve noticed a focus on plastic.

Here’s why.

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Why low waste? Part 2: Recycling isn’t the answer

Why low waste? Part 2: Recycling isn’t the answer

Welcome to my second post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. (Click here for the first post, all about landfills.)

As a society, we love recycling. It’s hard not to love it, when it’s promoted as such a fantastic thing: all of a sudden, it doesn’t matter that your strawberries are packaged in a plastic clamshell container, because there’s that little lovely triangle with the recycling symbol on the bottom. Put the container in your recycling bin, and it happily lives on to be made into new plastic packaging.

Except, that’s not how it works.

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Why low waste? Part 1: Nothing breaks down in landfills

Why low waste? Part 1: Nothing breaks down in landfills

I realize that I haven’t fully addressed the reasons why I’m making an effort to live with less waste. The reasons are always bouncing around in my head, so I thought it was time to write them down properly.  So here’s the first part of a three-part series about the big “why?” First, I’m writing about landfills.

Here’s the thing:

Nothing breaks down in landfills.

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The ultimate list of experience and low-waste gift ideas

The ultimate list of experience and low-waste gift ideas

I almost feel guilty admitting this, but I love giving gifts. I love choosing them, wrapping them, and giving them. I always have. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve started to realize that it’s just far too much stuff.

Even looking past the idea of waste and resources, I don’t have anywhere to store gifts. My place is very small! Most people I know don’t want to receive unneeded things either. While the intention can be wonderful, often the item itself isn’t needed or wanted.

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