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Trashing Textiles

USAgain (pronounced “use-again”) has released an info-graphic illustrating how many pounds of textiles Americans trash every year.  Pulling information from the EPA as well as running a 1,500 people survey, the green for-profit enterprise claims that 11 million tons of clothing end up in landfills each year.  The recycling firm works to reduce textile waste by providing thousands of convenient locations across the US where we can drop off our gently used clothes and shoes any time of the day, any day of the year.  By putting them back in the use cycle we conserve precious natural resources, prevent greenhouse gas emissions and save landfill space.  We at CRAiLAR think it’s not only important that we make a concerted effort to recycle our fashion by-products but also that we buy clothing that is sourced and manufactured sustainably.

12/06/2012 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Projecting Change Film Festival

Don’t miss out on the 5th Annual Projecting Change Film Festival.  Bringing like-minded individuals together to connect, converse and communicate – this festival is forum for film and dialogue about social and environmental issues.

This four-day event features inspiring, eye-opening, and often award-winning films from around the globe, each followed by a dynamic speaker and panel discussion.  The unique festival format is a platform for audience engagement, with all proceeds donated back to local initiatives.

To view this year’s schedules of movies and speakers, click here.  Be sure to get tickets before it’s too late!

26/05/2011 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

Trash the Waste in “Green” Style

Ovetto Recylcing Bin

Nature Mill Composter

Green Genius Trash Bags

“Greening” the office can be lots of fun and stylish too!  Above, I’ve shown a few products that you can be easily introduced and implemented into your workspace.

Not all towns or cities have recycling programs but you can usually find a low cost service that can do pick ups that accomodate your needs.  If you’re in Vancouver, I’d like to recommend Happy Stan’s.

You can find a multitude of recycling bins online that will fit your office decor. The Ovetto Recycling Bin, shown above, is made from recycled plastic and offers 3 separate receptacles to make recycling easier and more organized while taking it a stylish step up from those standard blue bins.

Composting is new concept for a lot of us, especially us city dwellers without green space.  The Nature Mill is the most “neat and tidy” composting system I’ve come across.  It’s great for the office as it’s easy to use and best of all…there’s no odour!   Check out their video demonstration here.

Did you know that it takes a normal plastic bag thousands of years to biodegrade?  Green Genius Trash Bags have been tested and meet the ASTM D5511 standards for biodegradability.  Their packaging is so beautiful that I’d likely buy them even if they weren’t 100% biogdegradable…I’m a bit of a sucker for packaging!

Have fun creating a green workspace.  You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll minimize your “regular” waste once you’ve put these ideas in place!

30/10/2009 at 9:30 am Leave a comment


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