Shadiya Aidid endorsed 2014-07-17 12:49:42 -0400I’m going to buy food in bulk
Send Your Packaging Packing
Too much packaging, wrapping, padding and stuffing comes with most products today. Most of it isn't necessary and is really just a way for companies to advertise. The worst part is that a lot of packaging isn't recyclable in your Blue Box!
Take a look at the things you buy - is there an alternative with less packaging or recyclable packaging?
For example, you can buy food in bulk stores to avoid food packaging.
Avoid products with excessive packaging, or non-recyclable packaging, or Change what you buy to avoid packaging and tell us about it
Snap a photo and share your story
Take the extra step:
Sign our petition to ask companies to stop using non-recyclable materials and to stop offloading the cost of disposal to cities. Click here to sign the petition.
Read TEA's report on how companies can take responsibility for their product and packagin waste, including great examples of Ontario companies that are already doing it!
Shadiya Aidid endorsed 2014-07-14 18:54:07 -0400Yup & Shared the link and order number.
Use Toronto’s Trash Tools
Did you know that in Toronto, more than half of what residents are putting into their garbage bag shouldn't be there? Much of what is put out as garbage can actually be recycled or composted.
There is a lot to learn about Toronto’s waste, and how we can reduce it.
The good news is that the City has a number of user-friendly tools to help you put your waste in the right place!
- Visit toronto.ca/wastewizard and bookmark the Waste Wizard, a simple online search tool to identify where to put your waste.
- The free City waste calendar lists waste collection days and each month features a number of tips on how to sort your waste - if you didn’t get one, order one now by calling 311 or send an email to email@example.com and ask for a Waste Calendar.
Tip: See "What Goes Where" on City of Toronto website for links to information on how to sort and set out your waste.
Take the extra step:Endorse
If you already use the City tools above, share these links with a friend, or a family member.
Shadiya Aidid endorsed 2014-06-17 15:52:37 -04005.8 Cubic Metres
Knowing how much waste you produce will help you identify how it can be reduced!
- Use Tool #1 OR Tool #2 below to calculate the approximate garbage your household creates in a year.
- Enter your calculated household waste per year in the comment box below to complete the challenge.
Shadiya Aidid answered 2014-06-17 15:51:02 -0400Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
A: New ways and ideas to make my home & community waste free
The Waste Free Challenge is 10 simple steps that anyone in Toronto can take.Take the survey
Tell us about you, and why you are taking the Challenge!