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Samuel Engelking

Food waste is a national and global problem – but Toronto researchers and startups are tackling the dysfunction at the core of the industry Read more

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Olivia Bednar

Work towards your zero-waste lifestyle at these eight eco-conscious Toronto bulk food retailers Read more



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How a global “renaissance” for all things plasticky will spark a zero-waste revolution – and other environmental prognostications for the new year Read more

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Maša Kores

The "priestess of waste-free living" can famously fit a year’s worth of trash into a single mason jar Read more

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Forget the old 3Rs – reducing your trashprint is all about the 5Rs Read more

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Montreal just got a new one and Vancouver has two in the works, but there's nowhere in Toronto to buy prepared foods, cleaners and body care products in deposit-return glass jars sans the disposable packaging Read more

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With city hall kicking off month-long public consultations on its waste strategy and the province finalizing its waste-free Ontario act, it's time to stop trashing two-thirds of our garbage. Where are we going wrong? Read more


Folks behind Tool Library are crowd-funding for a new community hub to share sports equipment, party supplies, kids toys and games. And they need your help. Read more