Winter Composting Submitted by Solange Machado In our house, the one chore that everyone despised was bringing out the compost. My brothers and I would usually wait til the last possible moment to do it. … Continue reading Winter Composting
You, the members, have told us you want to see less plastic in the store and we heard you! The Kootenay Co-op now provides take-out cutlery made of compressed birch pulp instead of disposable plastic. … Continue reading Raise a Fork to Raising Standards! Wooden Cutlery is Here
Earth Week 2019 With a different event every day of the week, there was something for everyone this Earth Week. On Monday, April 22, we started with a bang at the second annual Earth Day … Continue reading Still Buzzing from Earth Week 2019!
Years ago, I was shocked to learn from a friend who owned a private recycling company that plastics recycling is notoriously unreliable. Thankfully, awareness of plastic packaging waste has increased dramatically, and more and more … Continue reading Is Zero-Waste Possible?
Waste-free shopping is enjoying a resurgence of interest as we learn more about how plastics are harming our environment and our health. According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, plastic is harmful for a long list … Continue reading The Waste-Free Movement is Growing!
Choosing which bags to offer shoppers is a complex decision and we don’t always know what to do. Some members would like to see all plastic removed from our shelves, and others want bags and … Continue reading Kootenay Co-op Introduces Backyard Compostable Bags