No good box should go to the dump!

The paper packaging industry wants old corrugated boxes banned from landfill. A couple of provinces have already done so (Nova Scotia and PEI) but so far the others (including Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario) have only talked about it. It’s time for action! The...

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Why do we junk so much good stuff?

Recent studies have highlighted how much food we waste (both in preparation and in the disposal of scraps) but we are also throwing away some perfectly recyclable other stuff, like paper. Why is this, and what can we do about it? Here’s a look at what Ontario...

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So much for the paperless house!

You've heard of the paperless office. What about the paperless house? Not going to happen, at least, not anytime soon. The weight of paper entering our homes these days is only slightly less than it was 10 years ago. But the types of paper products we use are...

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What do you mean “cardboard” doesn’t exist?

To most of us, “cardboard” generally means a brown box that’s used to deliver stuff to our homes or workplaces. This word image is reinforced by recycling bins parked at strip malls with the word “cardboard” painted in big letters on the side, and by municipalities...

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