It’s always a happy day when a new article of mine is published in alive magazine. For their October issue, I helped introduce the concept of Zero Waste to their readership. Yay! I also had the immense pleasure of interviewing Bea Johnson (@zerowastehome) for the article. Speaking with her was an honour, and I can tell you that she’s as warm and kind as you might imagine.
More plastics info coming at you! Last time I wrote about resin codes, so today I wanted to talk about some of the other symbols we see on plastics. I think there’s a TON of misinformation out there about what these symbols mean.
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.
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.
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.