Category: Rethink Waste Wednesday

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Zero waste cafes and making our lives greener

It was brought to our attention that there are some pretty cool recycling initiatives in our very own neighbourhood. Green ta vie was founded by Bianca Bernard a Concordia graduate and Erika Roy a Sherbrooke graduate. Their mission is to educate people on how to make life on blue planet greener, through light jokes via text and video and images. Their first video is on recycling and what actually happens at a recycling plant.

The second initiative is Le 5ieme. Le 5ieme is a co-working zero waste cafe space founded by Simon and Dorian who are also students! At night the co-working space will transform into an event space, art gallery, dance studio, conference space, the space will even be a barber shop, massage therapy and more! They plan on opening late September early October! Check out their video here.

Lets all show these cool initiatives some support by spreading the word 🙂

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Mumbai’s Waste Issue and Initiative

More than 62 million tons of waste is produced in India every year and only 12 million of it is treated. The rest sadly ends up in wetlands, streams, lakes and rivers. However the waste management industry is expected to be worth $13.62 billion by 2025. “Debartha Banerjee, Jayanth S and Ritwik Rao are the cofounders of environment solutions startup Sampurn(e)arth.” Their initiative provides effective technology for waste management in Mumbai; the city produces 9,400 tons of waste every day, and only 3,000 tons of it is processed. The trio promote a “decentralized approach to waste segregation, recycling dry waste and installing biogas plants to transform wet waste into cooking gas and fertilizer in the city.” To find out more about this amazing start up click right here!

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Waste time in an educational fashion

Nowadays we all spend an immense amount of time on the internet, whether that is for work or for pleasure; so why not spend some of that time educating yourself about recycling and what actually happens to the products we buy. I want to be recycled and Good guide to recycling have exciting and interactive ways (even games) that display the life cycle of recycled products after we have placed them in the appropriate receptacle. And don’t forget all textures of plastic #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7 are recyclable!