London Drugs Recycling Options and Earth Day Prize Giveaway

Comments 402 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22nd and London Drugs is reminding consumers that they host a variety of options for recycling and purchasing eco-friendly goods. Leading by example, more than 74 per cent of the company’s waste is recycled or repurposed, instead of going to landfill. The Olympic Village Store in Vancouver has also achieved a 96% recycling rate.

London Drugs Grand Opening and BC Children's Hospital Campaign

Since the 2008 launch of London Drugs’ educational ‘What’s the Green Deal‘ program and the support from its staff and customers, London Drugs now tallies more than 42 million pounds of materials recycled including: Styrofoam, batteries, computers, televisions, cell phones, paper, plastic, cardboard, and metals.

London Drugs recycles responsibly, shipping TVs, computers, VCRs, printers and other electronics (in BC) to Genesis Recycling. Non-toxic materials are sorted and bundled for sale as commodities for remanufacture. Circuit boards and TV tubes are sent to North American smelters such as TECK (in Trail, BC) where they are safely melted down and their precious metals recovered. They’re even getting into recycling candybar wrappers and beauty packaging.

The following items can be recycled at London Drugs locations:

  • Electrical and Electronic goods (TVs, VCRs, computers, monitors, printers etc.)
  • Small Appliances
  • Styrofoam, plastic and cardboard packaging from our products
  • Cell phones, PDA and rechargeable batteries
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL’s) and fluorescent light tubes up to 4-foot lengths
  • Disposable cameras
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • Laser cartridges
  • Metal film canisters
  • Plastic bags
  • Pop bottles and cans (BC only)
  • Insurance plastic folders
  • Laser cartridges
  • Brita water filters
  • Candy bar and cosmetic packaging
  • Soda stream containers
  • Toys

To celebrate the 150+ products on London Drugs shelves that have environmentally-preferable benefits or certifications, they have offered up a prize pack valued at $200 for me to give away to one lucky reader (pictured below).

Here’s how you can enter to win this eco-friendly prize pack:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming 1 way you can reduce your waste footprint as a consumer (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win an #LDGreen prize pack valued at $200 from @LondonDrugs & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Learn more about London Drugs’ green product information by following What’s the Green Deal on Twitter.

Update The winner is Elizabeth B!

402 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Sylvia PWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 6:25pm PDT

    I always bring my own coffee mug/cup to coffee shops.

  2. Christine HarrisonWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 6:27pm PDT

    1 way we can all reduce our waste footprint as a consumer is to reduce our food footprint by eating more local, organic, in-season foods. Shopping at our local farmer’s market & natural foods store. Purchase local, in-season foods. Choose foods with less packaging to reduce waste. Last but not least COMPOST our food waste. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome this eco-friendly prize pack! Happy Earth Day.

  3. KatieWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 6:29pm PDT

    I bring a water bottle with me everywhere so I don’t have to keep getting styrofoam cups from work.

  4. RajuWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:03pm PDT

    Buy less.

  5. StevieWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:15pm PDT

    Buy products that are refillable.

  6. TaniaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:19pm PDT

    Bring recyclables like plastic cups, cutlery, paper home to recycle.

  7. TinaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:24pm PDT

    Use a water bottle so you don’t have to buy plastic bottles of water or use paper or styrofoam cups.

  8. SaraWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:24pm PDT

    Take your own bags or containers to the shops to use for bulk items.

  9. DilaraWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:37pm PDT

    I carry a reusable bag in my purse at all times so I don’t need plastic bags for impromptu shopping trips.

  10. PatriciaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:49pm PDT

    But less, waste less. But if you DO have to buy, try to look for products, produce, etc. with minimal packaging & bring reusable bags to put your groceries in!

  11. PatriciaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:49pm PDT

    * Buy not BUT

  12. JenWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:51pm PDT

    Buy products with less packaging – it’s amazing what an excess of packaging so many things come with/in!

  13. mariaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 7:59pm PDT

    Use your own bags at the store and use plastic ones at home for garbage etc.

  14. LindaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 8:40pm PDT

    I don’t take bags from the store, I use my backpack.

  15. PhilWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:19pm PDT

    I only use brown paper bags never plastic bags when I do my grocery shopping and I use my own cloth bags when I shop at London Drugs.

  16. EmiliaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:27pm PDT

    I don’t own a car, I ride my bike everywhere, I don’t eat processed foods

  17. GaryWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:40pm PDT

    I use a re-usable bag, instead of plastic.

  18. JenWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:40pm PDT

    Walk or ride a bicycle instead of using a vehicle!

  19. DebraWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 10:02pm PDT

    I am a big believer in buying second hand stuff in thriftstores, garage sales and flea markets to buy almost everything I need!

  20. LindaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 10:09pm PDT

    I generally try to keep items, such as equipment, until they are beyond repair or at the end of their useful life instead of buying new versions of them. New is not necessarily better.

  21. Anne TaylorWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 10:15pm PDT

    We are avid recyclers, re-users, and add to my dad’s compost daily!

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  22. SamanthaWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 10:21pm PDT

    Turn off laptop when not using it!

  23. BryanWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 10:32pm PDT

    Reduce the amount of waste products. Reuse items as much as possible. Recycle always!

  24. MeganWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 10:39pm PDT

    recycle as much as you can!

  25. MIchelleWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 10:43pm PDT

    Use reusable items, buy less, amd recycle.

  26. CarmelleWednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 11:55pm PDT

    Changing all our lightbulbs to energy-saving lightbulbs!

  27. maggieThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:53am PDT

    There are a lot of easy ways I try to reduce waste – reusable mugs, water bottles, and bags, and avoiding as much packaging as I can. After compost and recycling, barely anything goes into the garbage.

  28. KendallThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 6:29am PDT

    Buying second hand furniture for your home not only adds character but gives a second life to items that would end up in a landfill.

  29. MairiThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:16am PDT

    getting used goods when new (to us) items are needed from craigs list / freecycle rather than just purchasing new

  30. CurtisThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:19am PDT

    No “on the run” fast food meals!

  31. KatieThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:21am PDT

    I carry a water bottle with me so I don’t have to buy plastic bottles of water

  32. CliffThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:24am PDT

    Recycle as much as you can in bins, and take what you can to recycling depots (i.e. old electronics)

  33. BrendaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:25am PDT

    Bring reusable bags for all kinds of shopping, not just for groceries

  34. Arjun RudraThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:39am PDT

    Use less plastic, discard less, try and get into the nose to tail movement, where no part of an animal goes to waste.

  35. Vanessa PerryThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:52am PDT

    Only purchase products in glass or recyclable cardboard or paper πŸ™‚

  36. Ray MaddlyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:15am PDT

    Reusable bags and make purchases that consider environmental packaging as opposed to just item content.

  37. AmyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:43am PDT

    If I need office furniture I’d check the government’s online auction site for great deals and re-use before I buy new.

  38. Brandon StarcevicThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:50am PDT

    I recycle all my waste, we have a compost bin, I use permanent shopping bags (tasty only cost a dollar a piece) and I recycle my electronics!

  39. Brandon StarcevicThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:51am PDT


  40. Cathy CThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:01am PDT

    I compost and reuse reduce and recycle where ever I can and make sure that my family does too

  41. Cathy CThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:02am PDT


  42. RoyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:12am PDT

    We use a Brita and refill our own water bottles – we don’t buy bottled water

  43. SandraThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:13am PDT

    re-useable bags everywhere the family goes.

  44. Suzanne GThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    I have my own water bottle that I use whenever I travel and just refill along the way

  45. LanaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    reusable water bottle

  46. karen kellyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    whenever possible i recycle plastic to make things like bee catchers and funnels and bird houses

  47. BerniceThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    Buy food that is not packaged, recycle everything recyclable & upset when other cities don’t recycle !!

  48. Christine S.Thursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    I can walk to work two days a week.

  49. Rosely DuffyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    while camping i use Bannock for the plates to put the food on. They can be eaten afterwards with no waste πŸ™‚

  50. Chandan KumarThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    We should use bags made of paper and/or recycled materials for shopping to reduce the amount of plastic in use.

  51. Shannon MThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:14am PDT

    When I make lunches for school, I always use reusable containers instead of plastic bags.

  52. leanneThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:15am PDT

    I bring my own cloth bags for every shopping trip i make!

  53. krystal kashThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:15am PDT

    I use an organics bin, and I recylcle anything that I can

  54. Barb WagarThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:15am PDT

    I reduce waste by re-using packaging on products I purchase at stores. ie: Toilet paper rolls in crafting, and glass jars for storage, and bags/plastic for other uses in crafting depending on type.

  55. trudy KiyawasewThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:16am PDT

    reduce and reuse and recycle πŸ™‚

  56. Sherri TappertThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:16am PDT

    Return my printer cartidges to London Drugs for recycling
    πŸ™‚ Good luck all “)

  57. Mike LetendreThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:16am PDT

    i always use a travel mug, and carry my own condiments so I do not have the litter of a cup and condiment wrappers.

  58. MaryThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:16am PDT

    reusable bag with me all the time

  59. LaurenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    I always use reusable shopping bags instead the plastic bags the stores give out.

  60. lindawwwwThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    Recycle everything you possibly can.

  61. BrittanyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    I’m religious about using my reusable water bottle and coffee tumblers. It’s an easy way to reduce!

  62. DianeThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    Definitely recycle as much as you can. I’m thankful to live in a city which makes recycling so extremely easy.

  63. Lauri-JaneThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    I recycle as much as I can.

  64. LeiThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    I use reusable shopping bags.

  65. Jan LavalleeThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    I bought a soda stream to reduce the pop can and bottles we use.

  66. LaurenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    I consider carefully what it is I actually need, before making a purchase. For gifts, I choose consumables such as natural, essential oil bodycare products, tea and coffee.

  67. donna turkingtonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    i will use more reusable bags when i shop… not jsut for groceries, look for good quality used furniture on line when i need to buy something, recycle my used phone that i am no longer using

  68. EmilieThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    Use reusable bags at all time!

  69. Leeann FroeseThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    The easiest way I can see to reduce my footprint as a consumer is to bring reusable bags, and to try to purchase items with as little packaging as possible.

  70. heather GThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    I like to do crafts with my kids, so we upcycle a lot of unusable items.

  71. Dean McMurrerThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:19am PDT

    I am called the recycle cop in my house because I watch when my wife and kids put stuff in the garbage and will even tell them to take it out if it’s recyclable and put it where it belongs! Let’s take care of mother nature as she’s taken good care of us!

  72. elizabeth.turnerThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:19am PDT

    I never litter!

  73. shanthiThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:19am PDT

    I carry my reusable bags always in my car

  74. HollyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:19am PDT

    I bring my own water bottle everywhere, have a house and car full of reusable bags so that I always have some on hand when I am shopping. I walk as often as I can to do my errands and am about to start a composter alongside my rain barrel.

  75. Tara JensenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:20am PDT

    I always have a water bottle with me and recycle everything that we can, including food waste. There’s no reason that in 2013 we should be tossing everything in the garbage!

  76. Geraldine CadotteThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:20am PDT

    I reuse containers instead of throwing them out. I recycle batteries, electronics, and I don’t buy anything that is in styro foam. I want to keep our planet safe for my grandson.

  77. AshleyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:20am PDT

    I use micro fibre cloth and water to clean instead of paper towel and sprays. Newspaper and vinegar works great too πŸ™‚

  78. Denise DemersThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:20am PDT

    Do composting of wastes at home!! πŸ™‚

  79. SaraThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    I always use a re-fillable water bottle instead of buying water.

  80. KarlaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    Reduce…Re-use…Re-purpose…then if all else fails Re-cycle!

    People often forget that Recycling should be your last option…not your first!

  81. NicoleThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    I always carry a large purse everywhere so even when I don’t have re-usable bags on me (like when I know I will be going grocery shopping), I can make sure any purchases I make aren’t going into plastic bags.

  82. DarcyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    I use reusable bags most of the time & I take my own coffee to work in my travel mug. I walk when possible instead of using the car. I put on a sweater and turn the heat down a couple of degrees. I don’t leave the water running when I brush my teeth or do dishes. I buy local as much as I can.

  83. JayThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    Shut off laptop when not in use. Use scrap aluminum, computer parts, cans, glass, etc to make environmental artwork.

  84. MeganThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    I use a brita filter and dont buy bottled water anymore, I compost and recycle everything I can.

  85. LorraineThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    I recycle all that can at home in a Ben,and cheek on everyone who visits my home to educate them on what is recycleable and what’s garbage.

  86. Bonnie EmersonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    we switched from K-cups to the refillable Kcup – no waste !

  87. Kim FThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    Bring less waste into your home. When purchasing products be aware of how much waste the packaging creates.

  88. jda604Thursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    We try to buy things with as little packaging as possible, do not own a car, mostly walk everywhere, don’t buy paper towel and recycle, recycle, recyle!

  89. KaileyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    Look at the package before buying things. They should say the package is made out of 100% recycled paper or cardboard, etc.

  90. NeelThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT

    I shut off any lights/electronics on that are not needed. Use reusable bags for shopping and recycle as much as possible.

  91. AmyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT

    Don’t buy bottled water (use a Rubbermaid bottle that I refill), bring my own bags when shopping, walk instead of driving when possible, and unplug all appliances/electronics when not in use!

  92. DeeThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:24am PDT

    We buy reusable products for everything we can, eliminating plastics bags, bottles etc….from our daily lives πŸ™‚

  93. RoseThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:24am PDT

    i always use reusable bags and recycle everything i can

  94. SteveThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:24am PDT

    I reuse and recycle. I also use a water bottle and never buy bottled water.

  95. Colin RThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:24am PDT

    Reuse plastic shopping bags as bathroom garbage bags.

  96. CorinneThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:25am PDT

    Compost and use in your flower and vegetable gardens. It’s amazing how little watse you’ll have.

  97. Deidra HooperThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:26am PDT

    Use the household recycling bins provided by the city (if you live in Calgary or other cities that collect recycling). You don’t even have to sort!

  98. KathyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:27am PDT

    I use my refillable water bottle instead of buying bottled water.

  99. ColleenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:28am PDT

    Use containers and not plastic wrap or bags for leftovers or lunches.

  100. shelley rainesThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:29am PDT

    I always use refillable bottles for water and reusable grocery bags πŸ™‚

  101. KimThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:29am PDT

    I have always tried to live as Green as possible. Raised my family with that belief as well. Started with healthy home cooking from scratch…to sewing my own diapers and hanging them on a line I recycled years before collection and drop off sites were available…stored then hauled to the nearest location in a nearby city. I taught my children that even one person could make a difference. It showed them the amounts that did not need to go into a dumpsite. My husband was skeptical but soon saw the value of living a greener lifestyle! Now that my children are grown they incorporate living Green into their lives as well! I have gardened, composted…the most interesting would be…and people often stop to ask about my push mower! I grew up in the sixties and used one to cut the grass…I have the greenest grass on the block!!Cant say that sometimes it hasn’t crossed my mind to purchase a gas mower…it would be soooooo much easier!! I have made a conscious choice to go what I can on a personal level!!

  102. KateThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:29am PDT

    We give most of our food waste to the chickens!

  103. DorothyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:30am PDT

    Use a coffee cup (metal) which doubles for keeping my water cold. Walk as much as I can and reuse everything you can daily.

  104. DingleHopper22Thursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:30am PDT

    Bringing my own Coffee mug with me and reusing bottles for water

  105. Robyn PitawanakwatThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:30am PDT

    We purchased a gold reusable coffee filter to eliminate paper filter use in our home.

  106. Bette ValentineThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:30am PDT

    we recycle all paper products, cardboard, tin cans and drinking containers

  107. IlkeThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:31am PDT

    making every effort to buy less, waste none and reuse everything possible- use cloth shopping bags all the time- attend and participate in used item sales to recycle household goods

  108. ValThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    I recycle grocery shopping bags.

  109. Bev MThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    Compost, reduce, reuse, recycle & repurpose!

  110. Joe-Anne SnookThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:32am PDT

    We always bring our own shopping bags with us and recycle all of our paper, plastics, cans etc.!!!

  111. ChrisThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:33am PDT

    Walk to work

  112. ColleenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:33am PDT

    I always bring my own bags, even have a nice nylon one in my purse.
    PS, I love shopping at London Drugs

  113. Kerri PattersonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:33am PDT

    We use reusable shopping bags as well as reusable containers when packing school lunches.

  114. Blondie NThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:34am PDT

    I re-use, compost or recycle just about everything and I don’t buy things that are excessivly packaged. I grow a garden, I can food, I buy local. Just living pretty much the way I grew up in the ’60’s before everything was so “convenient” makes a big impact onthe environment.

  115. Shannon TThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:34am PDT

    Compost and recycle whenever possible.

  116. HaroldThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:35am PDT

    Walk to work good for the Heart and the environment

  117. JennieThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:35am PDT

    Always bring a stash of reusable bags when shopping!

  118. Ansley WegnerThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:35am PDT

    I save all my used batteries to recycle, reuse shopping bags and have a reusable coffee filter. I am very conservative with water and have a large rain barrel in the yard. I also conserve energy with using very few lights at night.

  119. sheila dornbuschThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:36am PDT

    Use those recycling bins, Bring back all returnable plastics bottles newspapers and cardboard. Use secondhand stuff when possible and pass on your secondhand stuff because one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

  120. DarcyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:37am PDT

    Reusable bags!

  121. Jenny Lynn ThomasThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:37am PDT

    I am very environmentally conscious I like to grow what i can organically, I save the ends of my green onions put them in water on the window sill and they regrow this way you never have to buy more i cut the tops and they keep growing great tip for people πŸ™‚ as well we use reusable containers for the boys lunch’s way less waste. even a water bottle goes in the lunch bag which we reuse dailey to cut down on the juice boxes.

  122. Becky WellsThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:38am PDT

    I reuse the produce bags from the supermarket…I take them back there with me to shop then when they are unusable I take them to be recycled…I always use cloth bags for groceries too!!

  123. Julien KimmigThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:38am PDT

    Bring your own bags when you go shopping, instead of getting plastic bags.

  124. MarionThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:38am PDT

    Recycle plastic and beverage containers

  125. RenaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:39am PDT

    I use recycled shopping bags. I also take a thermos and travel mug to work.

  126. Tami NessThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:40am PDT

    use rechargable batteries

  127. Jimmy CheungThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:41am PDT

    Recycling and Free gift seems to be a awesome package.
    : )

  128. Loralie BakerThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:42am PDT

    Pack lunches from home in reusable containers πŸ™‚

  129. DomThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:42am PDT

    Recycle and compost regularly. Carry your own shopping bags and water container. Walk, bike, take public transportation when you can instead of driving.

  130. Tammie DThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:43am PDT

    Pack school snacks in reusable containers instead of snack bags.

  131. Lyn-Nell LousleyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT

    It all starts at home, don’t leave unnecessary lights on, turn the heat down and put on a sweater, take shorter showers, hand the clothes out to dry, walk more and drive less and compost and recycle everything. Our clothes smell fresh and our house is happier and healthier because we make better choices.

  132. GregThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:45am PDT

    Buy products that have less packaging

  133. KathleenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:45am PDT

    I carry a bigger purse. If I buy smaller items I always ask for no bag and then carry them in my purse.

  134. Jodi BThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    By using reusable shopping bags!

  135. gregThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:47am PDT

    I use my own water bottle

  136. Bob LoveThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    Use phones and small appliances until they stop working.

  137. NualaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    Compost, make a choice to buy products with as little packaging as possible and reuse and repurpose all I can!

  138. Debbie FThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    I bring my own shopping bags when I go shopping

  139. Tracy MartinThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:48am PDT

    I try to buy local food.

  140. CairineThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:52am PDT

    Look for products that don’t have a lot of packaging.

  141. Bev BaconThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:52am PDT

    watch what the items you are purchasing are packaged in… many items you purchase today, are a package inside another package….

  142. Liz sThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:54am PDT

    Look for what you need on Craigslist first! And pass on the stuff you’re finished with the same way.

  143. FayeThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:55am PDT

    Think about wasteful packaging before purchasing products- refuse to buy if a comparable porduct can be found with less packaging- and take the time to write to the offending Company to tell them why you did not purchase their product.

  144. AshleyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:57am PDT

    I always carry a reusable water bottle so I don’t need to purchase one every time I’m thirsty.

  145. JaymieThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

    I refill my waterbottle, and use travel mugs so I dont have to waste styrofoam cups everywhere I go. I also recycle, use reusable shopping bags, and dont idle vehicals in winter.

  146. Debbie McClellandThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

    I try to use up what I have and not purchase unnecessarily. I recycle garbage, and give away items that others could use. I try to walk when possible, leaving the car at home.

  147. Michaelann DahlmanThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:02am PDT

    I sort & recycle everything that I possibly can. I have a bag in my kitchen for paper, plastic, metal, glass & cardboard.

  148. Nancy AThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:02am PDT

    When making school lunches for the kids, I use containers instead of baggies. That would be a lot of baggies otherwise!

  149. JustinThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:03am PDT

    I always use re-usable grocery bags instead of the plastic ones. The plastic ones I do get, I re-use those as well.

  150. BRENDA ZANOLLIThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:03am PDT

    I bring my own water bottle to work and my own coffee.

  151. Cherie KThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:04am PDT

    I bring my own bags shopping, use a personal water bottle and am an avid shopper of thrift stores as well as donate my stuff too. πŸ™‚

  152. AshleyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:05am PDT

    My family recycles all recyclable materials, we have a composter for our food scraps, and my oldest daughter has come up with an idea to fill teddy bears with the plastic grocery bags to donate to charity….she thought that was a very clever idea on how to reuse the plastic bags

  153. AutumnThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:06am PDT

    Use reusable bags when shopping.

  154. Ken WThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:06am PDT

    Check the softness of your local water supply. If it’s soft enough you can reduce the amount of detergent you use when doing dishes or laundry by about half and be as effective as when following package directions. The ‘convenient’ individual detergent packets don’t allow this and are counter productive to proper environmental stewardship.

  155. DennisThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:08am PDT

    We make sure all our electronics , batteries et al, get taken to the recycling depot. Most of my batteries are rechargeables too.

  156. Pat DrouillardThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    I bring a garbage free lunch to work everyday, we recycle at home

  157. EllaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:11am PDT!

  158. GaleThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:11am PDT

    We always use our own shopping bags and water bottles, and recycle everything we can πŸ™‚

  159. S. JacksonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:11am PDT

    I always use recyclable bags when shopping for groceries

  160. Michelle SThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:11am PDT

    We always recycle in our house and try to buy refillable products including cleaners. I try to do make your own products wherever possible also using items found around the house.

  161. DavidThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:17am PDT


  162. Claude RobidasThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:17am PDT

    I try to not only recycle but to get others to do also it works in most cause but you have to remind some of them sometimes that it’s not only for this week but for this life

  163. NicoleThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:17am PDT

    I’m a compost-aholic! We’ve reduced our garbage to 1 white bag every two weeks with the amount that we recycle and compost!! LOVE reducing our waste πŸ™‚

  164. Ann WThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:20am PDT

    I always bring my own bag when buying groceries and use a reusable water bottle

  165. AnnetteThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:22am PDT

    I LOVE that I can leave my styrofoam and packaging at London Drugs after making a purchase – keeps them out of the landfill! Yay!

  166. Patricia JoshThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:23am PDT

    I rinse out k cup packs and add a little dirt as a seed starter, or tiny planter. I started sunflowers for gardening in them, decorate and give away as gifts.

  167. BrendaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:24am PDT

    I always bring my travel mug when I buy coffee.

  168. HannahThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:25am PDT

    Give an old computer to Free Geek so they can re-purpose/ fix it up for someone who doesn’t have one!

  169. Vicki PageThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:28am PDT

    Walk more, since I bought my pedometer at London Drugs I walk more and drive less…

  170. Vicki PageThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:29am PDT

    Walk more, drive less…

  171. SueThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:32am PDT

    I work in a school that has gone green…get your local schools on board, the waste we recycle is saving our landfills:0

  172. TammenthiaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:32am PDT

    Household recycling has become a family task; plus composting.

  173. natalie GThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:39am PDT

    I believe in doing your part at home(recycling, reusing etc), which includes buying from companies that have the same belief!

  174. Adele WrightThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:39am PDT

    Recycle and repurpose whenever possible, like recycling electronics, plastic, cardboard, cans, etc.

  175. AdaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    use reusable bags (fabric type) instead of plastic bags

  176. iryna blackThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:46am PDT

    recycle plastic bottles, cans, paper and use reusable bags instead of plastic bags

  177. Paddy KopieczekThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    Wherever possible, plan and combine journeys so that instead of many little trips, you are making far fewer journeys. That way, the car runs better, you save time overall, use less fuel and the environment thanks you.

  178. JoanneThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    I send all of my electronic’s, batteries, to the recycle depot and i always
    bring my own bags, containers everywhere i go.

  179. KaronThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:52am PDT

    Wash clothes in cold water in a front loading machine and hang up to dry

  180. Glenda KopieczekThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:52am PDT

    Try to use public transport more and leave the car at home.

  181. laurel jonesThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:52am PDT

    compost all compostables and grow most of our own fruit and vegetables

  182. RachelThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:52am PDT

    I try to walk to run errands whenever possible. Better for the environment, my wallet and my health! πŸ™‚

  183. merlyn jonesThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:54am PDT

    always us own shopping bags and recyle everything we can. Have a neighbour share day monthly. If I can’t use it someone can!

  184. Julie MainesThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:58am PDT

    I take my lunch in reusable containers everyday and have a cloth bag to carry it in.

  185. NancyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:59am PDT

    Ee-purpose aluminum cans and make them into pen holders! Just remove paper wrapping, clean, add scrap paper to cover the metal, tape together, and voila!

  186. shelley kingThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:01pm PDT

    buy always having a reuseable shopping bag with me.

  187. beckyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:01pm PDT

    i buy only things i need

  188. DesireeThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:06pm PDT

    Re-usable coffee tumblers, or for-here serve ware at your favourite coffee shop! (Yay, Starbucks!!)

  189. SandraThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:08pm PDT

    Use enviro bags instead of plastic bags

  190. RachelThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:09pm PDT

    We use reusable products as much as possible to reduce our overall waste and when it is something that is disposable or gets used we buy protects that our eco friendly or energy conserving. We also try to not get “sucked” in to buying things that are trendy that we don’t need just to simply have it.I always try to pick up garbage I see in the environment to, imagine if we all picked up a few pieces a day, what a difference it would make.

  191. SharonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:18pm PDT

    I bring my own containers to the grocery store when purchasing bulk items such as spices, nuts, honey etc. Less to have to worry about disposing of when I get home! πŸ™‚

  192. Teresa KThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:23pm PDT

    I recycle.

  193. Alison RThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:27pm PDT

    I don’t own a car so I walk, take public transit most places & use car sharing program when I need a car.

  194. LindaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:29pm PDT

    I try to recycle everything that is possible. To learn that London Drugs will take shampoo and conditioner bottles for receding has made me very happy

  195. DaisyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:31pm PDT

    I will start bringing our Brita filters for recycling. I didn’t know they could be recycled until I read this. Thanks.

  196. bud andrewThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:34pm PDT

    i always use my reusable coffee cup and a water bottle.

  197. Bernadette E.Thursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:37pm PDT

    1. bringing bags to shop so that you no longer need to use the store’s plastic/paper bags
    2. re-using containers of yogurt as tupperware and empty juice bottles as the same or for travelling on the road

  198. Veronica AThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:37pm PDT

    I recycle and donate as much as possible.

  199. Betty-AnneThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:38pm PDT

    Use coffee filters to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews, then compost. Cheap, available everywhere and very green.

  200. MiaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:39pm PDT

    Do not iron!

  201. Diana PThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:41pm PDT

    I like using my Keurig but now put coffee in the reusable coffee filter!!

  202. Lena MartinThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 12:54pm PDT

    Buy quality products that last longer, and that have the lowest impact on the environment!

  203. Dawn RaderThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:00pm PDT

    One thing we do is we recylce…we have 3 blue boxes and they are regularily full. we also use reusable water bottles.

  204. EllaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:01pm PDT

    Fabric shopping bag in my purse so I don’t have to use plastic.

  205. valerie CaldicottThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:02pm PDT

    I donate things we no longer use to local Hospital Thrift store. Also buy there and the money goes to buy hospital equipment

  206. Emily BThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:04pm PDT

    We always bring our own bags everywhere. No need for plastic bags.

  207. Gail FawleyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:11pm PDT

    Have napkins rings with each family members’ names on them, and use cloth napkins instead of paper serviettes. Great when you have little ones as you can wet them to wash their face & hands. Throw in the wash when they get dirty.

  208. Silvia DThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:12pm PDT

    I pack the kids lunches for school in litterless wraps and containers

  209. Elizabeth BThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:18pm PDT

    I always try to use my own reusable bags at the grocery store πŸ™‚

  210. MariaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:38pm PDT

    I don’t buy plastic bottles, I always carry my own water with me and I always use reusable bags when shopping.

  211. CeciThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:40pm PDT

    I use reusable bags and recycle as much as I can.

  212. Brenda ErvenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:45pm PDT

    filtered water instead of bottled water—saves plastic

  213. TanisThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 1:52pm PDT

    use a water bottle that is reusable so do buy individual water bottles πŸ™‚

  214. Dorothy LilliesThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:00pm PDT

    I recycle everything I can. I carry my own reusable water bottle and my own stainless steel coffee mug.
    I also have several reusable bags in my car for my purchases.

  215. erinThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:07pm PDT

    every bit helps!

  216. MargThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:14pm PDT

    always using reusable cleaning tools rather than those with throw away cloths.

  217. Gloria TretiakThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:14pm PDT

    since moving to BC I have recycled all bottles cans and all recycling is taken to bottle depot

  218. Elysia SThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:19pm PDT

    I use reusable bags and I compost!

  219. liz eynonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:21pm PDT

    We use cloth bags everywhere even clothing stores.Reusable water bottles and we unplug everything especially phone and game rechargers.The kids monitor this very carefully and call us out on any infraction.

  220. timThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:27pm PDT

    i recycle all our batteries at work.

  221. NicTThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT


  222. Barb W.Thursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT

    We recycle more than we throw out, We have compost in the backyard, we take as much as we can to thrift stores, and bring our own bags to stores.

  223. Cat CampbellThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:35pm PDT

    I try to minimize all packaging but keep a bag in the car to store recycling items. When I clean out my car all the items are ready to go into the recycling bin on recycling day.

  224. ChristineThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    I try to use fewer paper towels and like the “select a size” brands. Most of the time, I only need that 1/3 of a sheet.

  225. JoyceThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:49pm PDT

    1)Old Clothes, Old Toys, Old Books and Old Dinnerware,etc: Donate to Big Brothers and thrift stores (e.g.:Salvation Army)
    2)TV, Computer and DVD Player: Unplug(turn them off at the wall) every night.
    3)Carry a reusable water bottle or a travel mug when you go out or buy coffee.
    4)Use reusable bags for shopping
    5)Make & Use Compost in your yard
    6)Reducing plastic bags
    7)Decreasing Food Waste
    8)Please don’t buy too much cosmetic and too much skin care products.

  226. Patrick ArmstrongThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:54pm PDT

    Purchase products that use reduced packaging!

  227. ShelleyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 2:55pm PDT

    Wash your clothes in cold water.

  228. Leslie SchmidtThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 3:10pm PDT

    Add used coffee grounds to your household plants.

  229. HelenThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 3:41pm PDT

    I like to go on Craigslist to buy things second hand and I try to be as self sufficient as possible to reduce the need to buy things that come with waste…I make my own potato chips and junk food and try to only buy what I need so I never throw anything out necessarily!

  230. Cassie PThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 3:46pm PDT

    Never buying bottled water…way less waste and cost efficient!

  231. IainThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 3:58pm PDT

    I compost to make my own vegetabe garden fertilizer.

  232. PennyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 3:58pm PDT

    Use a stainless steel water bottle, instead of buying water in plastic water bottles.

  233. harminaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:07pm PDT

    Use reusable shopping bags and products with less packaging. Also use refillable items.

  234. Sharon D.Thursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:09pm PDT

    I have a dog and use biodegradeable poop bags.

  235. Dayna WilsonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:09pm PDT

    I recycle all bottles and cans and always bring my own shopping bags.

  236. Cynthia BootonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:11pm PDT

    I use my own containers for lunch and beverage items on a daily basis and avoid purchasing over-packaged goods.

  237. Joanne HelmThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:15pm PDT

    I try to buy items where the packaging can be recycled. I try to cut down on garbage and recycle as much as possible.

  238. KayKayThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:16pm PDT

    I bring a reusable shopping bag

  239. Mumma MiaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:25pm PDT

    I always bring my own bags shopping – not just the grocery store.

  240. Ann-Marie VaughanThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:28pm PDT

    Use cloth shopping bags.

  241. sharrlineThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:32pm PDT

    use a Brita and refill our own water bottles

  242. JeanThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 4:51pm PDT

    Cook from scratch.

  243. EvaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 5:05pm PDT

    I would recycle more, unplug unused appliances, and comsume less energy- use less electricity!!

  244. PhyllisThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 5:23pm PDT

    Take a refillable water bottle everywhere. Use my own travel mug at coffee shops. Recycle everything I can.

  245. RamonaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 5:24pm PDT

    Travel mug + coffee or tea made at home. Cheaper too! πŸ™‚

  246. Lorena HThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 5:31pm PDT

    I recycle newspaper, cans, bottles, etc. I bring my own reusable shopping bags when shopping.

  247. WendyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 5:47pm PDT

    I bring my own coffee mug/cup to coffee shops, a bring coffee from home to work.

  248. lori butlerThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 5:49pm PDT

    for the office, re using the drink trays for coffee , i use my own mug and carry a couple of fold up re usuable shopping bags in my purse

  249. AmyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 6:12pm PDT

    Buy things with less packaging.

  250. LINDAThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 6:24pm PDT

    compost everything possible

  251. Dave C.Thursday, April 18th, 2013 — 6:39pm PDT

    Use a programable thermostat and lots of blankets at night.

  252. PriyaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 6:43pm PDT

    I unplug my appliances when I’m not using them.

  253. Karen MThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 7:15pm PDT

    While at Science World with my student, I learned that 1 lamb meal equals the water resources of 11 full bathtubs to produce. I resolve to each 3 more vegetarian meals per week for dinner.

  254. SusanThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 7:17pm PDT

    always remember to bring my cloth bags

  255. IrisThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 7:34pm PDT

    I compost, recycle, reuse and re-purpose as many items as possible. We have backyard chickens which naturally fertilize our lawn, provide insect control, and give us beautiful eggs to eat.

  256. RebbyThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 7:35pm PDT

    I recycle, ride my bike when I can and use a reusable coffee mug!!

  257. ErinThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 7:40pm PDT

    Grow our own food, and compost!

  258. RickThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 7:47pm PDT

    Put all Electronics on a switches to turn them off completely.

  259. DarwinThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:04pm PDT

    Bring your own reusable bag when shopping.

  260. ginaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:08pm PDT

    I use containers instead of ziploc bags!

  261. sunshine hThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 8:41pm PDT

    lots of things! No car, walk instead of bus most of the time, sell DD’s clothes, books and toys that we have outgrown, use the library for books and movies, recycle, green waste, compost, hang dry clothes, make sure the dishwasher is full before running it, push mower for the lawn.

  262. Jessica TThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:25pm PDT

    We compost!

  263. Debbie WThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:30pm PDT

    compost those veggie scraps!

  264. Donna LThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:31pm PDT

    I bring my own containers for takeout leftovers and when I go get Timbits. Every bit helps!

  265. marissa prestonThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:37pm PDT

    use products with recycled packaging, shop at thrift stores, walk most places. and use a water bottle.

  266. GlendaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:38pm PDT

    no plastic bags

  267. AlexThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:40pm PDT

    recycle recycle recycle!

  268. Glenda SThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 9:43pm PDT

    Buy groceries from the outer aisles in the store where there is fresh produce, etc instead of buying pre-packaged vegatables and meals. Then compost the vegetable skins, etc to make lovely rich soil for adding back into the earth.

  269. AngelinaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:02pm PDT

    Carry my own reusable shopping bags with me all the time, ready for use. I also refuse tissue wrap for purchases at stores that automatically use it. Reuse printer paper so both sides are used/printed.

  270. AngelinaThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:02pm PDT

    Carry my own reusable shopping bags with me all the time, ready for use. I also refuse tissue wrap for purchases at stores that automatically use it. Reuse printer paper so both sides are used/printed.

  271. Barbara MaximchukThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:31pm PDT

    Being a coffee junkie, permanent stainless steel coffee filters eliminate any plastic leachate into your coffee, and eliminate need for paper filters. Bottoms up!

  272. Jalal UddinThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    I always use reusable bags for shopping rather than plastic bags.

  273. MarianneThursday, April 18th, 2013 — 11:05pm PDT

    eco-friendly pack!!

  274. Melanie EFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 12:43am PDT

    Drive a hybrid car like the Pruis and recyle all paper and plastic items!

  275. AbbyFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 1:30am PDT

    I bring my tea mug with me everywhere.

  276. Cathy McCreaFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 3:09am PDT

    I use a tumbling composter for my kitchen waste.

  277. Tammy DalleyFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 3:55am PDT

    I use reusable bags and recycle!!

  278. Pamela DuffyFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 6:02am PDT

    Since I only have 1 small bag of garbage every 2 weeks and one large box weekly for recycling Im getting close to zero waste, recycling almost everything

  279. LisaFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 6:37am PDT

    I make sure to have glasses and chilled tap water at every work meeting!

  280. Kristi RenoutFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 6:45am PDT

    Try and walk instead of drive, bring reuseable bags to do your shopping.

  281. Kristi RenoutFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 6:56am PDT

    I tweeted

  282. Loleeta TurnerFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 7:36am PDT

    compost everything

  283. Kim MFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 7:51am PDT

    Bring resusable bags when shopping

  284. Rick SmithFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 9:09am PDT

    Unplug items not being used such as chargers and electronics.

  285. leah leitchFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 9:49am PDT

    Buy less packaged foods. Walk more. πŸ™‚

  286. VesperFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 10:07am PDT

    I always use cotton shopping bags, and I never replace anything until it is beyond repair

  287. VesperFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 10:09am PDT

    tweeted –

  288. Penny R.Friday, April 19th, 2013 — 10:19am PDT

    Bring your own bags when you go shopping.
    I tweeted @frugalwoman

  289. Stephanie SFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 11:18am PDT

    I recycle and I use cotton bags as often as i can when i shop

  290. diana rFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 11:26am PDT

    I don’t buy bottled water

  291. Sonja SFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 11:50am PDT

    Compost and bring your own travel mug πŸ™‚

  292. Robyn CFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 12:05pm PDT

    Walk or take the bus, compost!

  293. GordonFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 12:53pm PDT

    Recycling πŸ™‚

  294. Sherry MollerFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 1:49pm PDT

    We recycle over 75% of our household garbage.

  295. KittyPrideFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 2:07pm PDT

    We check if product packaging is recyclable before we purchase, we pick up garbage while walking the dog in our neighbourhood.

  296. KristaFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 2:38pm PDT

    Travel mug.

  297. Sunshine GFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 3:16pm PDT

    Buy things that have less packaging.

  298. jenniferFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 3:25pm PDT

    i recycle plastic bags

  299. AmyFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 4:15pm PDT

    Buy products packaged in biodegradable material and I bring a reusable bag when I’m shopping. Always try to reduce, reuse, or recycle!

  300. Brenda Witherspoon-BedardFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 6:18pm PDT

    we try to use rechargeable batteries when we can

  301. Brenda Witherspoon-BedardFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 6:20pm PDT

  302. Melissa AveyFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 7:02pm PDT

    Use a travel mug!

  303. Karla SceviourFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 7:25pm PDT

    I recylce all our bottles,juice packs,etc,,and I hang my clothes on the line to dry whenever possible!!

  304. Brigitte NelsonFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 8:30pm PDT

    We recycle as much as we possibly can. Pop bottles, newspapers, Cardboard, glass & plastics as well as all cans. We also compost, & we also take our own reusable bags when we grocery shop. I also carry 2 reuaseable bags in my purse so I never need a store bad. I also water my entire garden From the rain water we collect in our2 rain barrels. When we landscaped our backyard, we used reclaimed bricks 7 Patio blocks instead of buy new to keep them out of the landfill.. In total we have perhaps 1 small bag of garbage once a week. we only put out our garbage bin once in every 6 to 8 weeks. Can’t wait until our recycle bins are delivered as this will cut down on the gas we now use. I try to make my own cleaners out of natural ingredients as wedon’t think chemical cleaners are very environmentally friendly. I try to save laundry up so I am only doing large loads to save on water, we have only about 4 loads of laundry a week.

  305. Lucie BFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 8:37pm PDT

    I always: compost, recycle everything, buy items that contain the least amount of packaging, and use my own water bottle and coffee mug.

  306. Brenda TFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 8:48pm PDT

    I use my reusable mug when I get my coffee from Tim Hortons.

  307. Alison BraidwoodFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 9:01pm PDT

    I try to buy things with as little packaging as possible

  308. Radhika KFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 9:32pm PDT

    Recycling, reusing cardboard to make costumes (ie: Transformers, Mario Kart) and using cold water for laundry.

  309. Donna EFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 9:34pm PDT

    I use a reusable water bottle. I always recycle my bottles/cans. I also have my recycling right near my garbage can for convenience.

  310. Elaine BoychukFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 10:00pm PDT

    I hang clothes outside to dry in the summer.

  311. DeniseFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 10:58pm PDT

    I use a mug & water bottle at work instead of paper cups

  312. Jordan AberleFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 11:08pm PDT

    Use a metal reusable water bottle instead of normal bottled water! Bonus the metal bottle doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals!

  313. RebeccaFriday, April 19th, 2013 — 11:36pm PDT

    I recycle, take transit to work, don’t buy bottled water, and try not to buy stuff I don’t need.

  314. Lindsay CSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 12:01am PDT

    I recycle every bit I can, compost, use the food scrap program, buy locally, grow my own garden…

  315. tazimSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 1:07am PDT

    walk or bike instead of driving or taking a bus

  316. JeanSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 2:28am PDT

    I give kitchen waste to my chickens and compost the things that they shouldn’t eat.

  317. SwapnilSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 2:45am PDT

    Use your own bags, bring your own lunch, bring your own water bottle

  318. AaronSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 9:48am PDT

    bike or walk more often

  319. CarolSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 10:06am PDT

    I purchase nothing that is not necessary.

  320. Kathy E.Saturday, April 20th, 2013 — 12:04pm PDT

    I’ve stopped using paper towels

  321. AimeeSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 12:09pm PDT

    I carpool to work and I bring my travel mug for coffee refills.

  322. kathleen lSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 12:28pm PDT

    I bring my own totebags to the store.

  323. HeidiSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 12:50pm PDT

    Ride your bike or walk!

  324. Ria A.Saturday, April 20th, 2013 — 1:22pm PDT

    I almost always have a water bottle or travel mug with me instead of buying bottled water πŸ™‚

  325. Mike GismondiSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 2:12pm PDT

    dont drive … ride your bike or walk or take transit!

  326. Angela GriffinSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 2:14pm PDT

    use reusable bags or boxes when you shop

  327. shell hSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 3:40pm PDT

    We recycle more than half our garbage

  328. Siobhan S.Saturday, April 20th, 2013 — 3:46pm PDT

    Limit electricity use and use energy conserving products.

  329. Josh SSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 4:27pm PDT

    I never use plastic bags. I either go bagless or if I am buying a lot I bring reusable bags.

  330. Josh SSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 4:28pm PDT

    I tweeted thanks

  331. BonnieSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 5:25pm PDT

    Some ways to reduce my waste footprint include using reusable bags for groceries and produce. Also, I don’t buy bottled water, I drink tap water and use a reusable water bottle.

  332. janice montroySaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 7:09pm PDT

    I never buy bottled water, out of a tap only for me

  333. LloydSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 7:19pm PDT

    Drink water from the tap instead of buying bottled water.

  334. sandra mitchellSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 8:21pm PDT

    we recycle and compost always

  335. sandra mitchellSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 8:23pm PDT I tweeted sandra mitchell

  336. TYSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 8:28pm PDT

    buy items with less packaging

  337. Ruby BSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 10:45pm PDT

    instead of buying bottled water … drink tap water

  338. Randy BSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 10:49pm PDT

    our used coffee grounds/tea leaves go to the compost

  339. Harinder BSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 11:09pm PDT

    our kitchen waste is put into our backyard composter .. our paper waste is recycled and I even return our milk jugs to Save On Foods recycling for points!

  340. Sonya BSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 11:12pm PDT

    carpool when you can … and combine errands to cut down on your vehicle trips

  341. BonsSaturday, April 20th, 2013 — 11:34pm PDT

    Shop with re-usable bags (not plastic/paper bags)

  342. SheilaSunday, April 21st, 2013 — 8:13am PDT

    When I buy fruits and vegetables I don’t put them in plastic bags.

  343. Brenda PentonSunday, April 21st, 2013 — 10:01am PDT

    Use reusable shopping bags

  344. plumereaSunday, April 21st, 2013 — 2:51pm PDT

    We always reduce waste by reusing shopping bags, recycling cans, glass, plastic, clothes, batteries and old cell phones. We always take our lunches in tupperware or glassware. We turn off lights in all rooms we are not sitting in, including the heat. Thanks for the chance.

  345. EileenSunday, April 21st, 2013 — 3:57pm PDT

    Bring my travel mug to the coffee shop

  346. Chris O.Sunday, April 21st, 2013 — 4:00pm PDT

    Buying items in the bulk food section and bring my own cotton bags!

  347. Lori RutherfordSunday, April 21st, 2013 — 5:04pm PDT

    buy products with little to no packaging! if you have a choice between paper and plastic….go paper!

  348. TiffanySunday, April 21st, 2013 — 5:52pm PDT

    Happy Earth Day!

  349. GarySunday, April 21st, 2013 — 8:23pm PDT

    buy in bulk

  350. cindy quachSunday, April 21st, 2013 — 8:50pm PDT

    i ride my bike to and from work every day

  351. Andy C.Sunday, April 21st, 2013 — 9:31pm PDT

    Two words – French Press

  352. CyndiSunday, April 21st, 2013 — 9:48pm PDT

    I use reusable shopping bags

  353. Heidi C.Sunday, April 21st, 2013 — 10:25pm PDT

    Use fabric shopping bags

  354. BalSunday, April 21st, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    unplugging appliances, using more blankets and sweater during winter instead of turning up heat

  355. RubySunday, April 21st, 2013 — 11:07pm PDT

    I bike to work whenever possible

  356. CherylMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 8:06am PDT

    Of course recycle as much as possible but before recycling: buy less stuff, refuse to buy products with excessive packaging, do not use a pod style coffee maker, do not use disposable diapers, bring your own carry bags, always.

  357. Carol M.Monday, April 22nd, 2013 — 9:10am PDT

    Drink water from the tap. I haven’t died yet. LOL

  358. nance428Monday, April 22nd, 2013 — 12:10pm PDT

    reuseable shopping bags, grow my own herbs

  359. Heather AMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 1:05pm PDT

    We compost and recycle and it is amazing how little actual garbage we have left.

  360. DBMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 1:09pm PDT

    Use water bottles and plastic resuable containers for your lunches.

  361. JennMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 1:11pm PDT

    Eat a vegetarian or vegan diet of mostly whole foods…. The majority of foods I eat do not come in any packaging, reducing waste.

  362. VinceMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 1:14pm PDT

    compost organics and use cold water for the laundry.

  363. leahMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 2:00pm PDT

    walk/bike to the store and bring a re-usable bag

  364. erinMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 2:30pm PDT

    we recycle everything we can!

  365. hoMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 4:18pm PDT

    happy earth day!

  366. JustineMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 4:52pm PDT

    I make a point of knowing what I have so that I can buy only what I need. I grew up in a household where things would get lost or expire which means that in the end they became waste without ever being used.

  367. WendyMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 8:02pm PDT

    I always take my ceramic mug to the coffee shop at work, bring my own bags shopping, and try not to throw away anything that can be re-purposed or found a new home (recently a sofa).

  368. CGMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 8:25pm PDT

    My reusable coffee mug from Starbucks is the best $1.00 I ever spent – refilling it means $0.10 off for every coffee from now on πŸ™‚

  369. Sandra SMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 8:42pm PDT

    Compost and recycle

  370. Asha SehraMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 8:56pm PDT

    These look like great products

  371. Michelle W.Monday, April 22nd, 2013 — 9:00pm PDT

    I always buy fresh produce, rather than unnecessarily packaged products. Also, bringing your own plastic bags for produce allow you to waste fewer as well.

  372. KittsMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 9:21pm PDT

    Take your own containers when you go out to eat at those places you know you’ll have leftovers like Indian and Chinese. It’s a great way to eliminate Styrofoam and plastic from your life.

  373. lindaMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 9:32pm PDT

    Consumer less.

  374. Leanne MMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 10:17pm PDT

    reusable coffee mugs, water bottles and shopping bags

  375. Leanne MMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 10:18pm PDT

  376. Lyndsey Morgan JayneMonday, April 22nd, 2013 — 11:40pm PDT

    I always carry my own mug to cafes…. recycle everything I can and keep the lights off unless necessary… good thing I love candlelight! I also don’t drive!!

  377. RubyTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    I take my water bottle everywhere.

  378. richardTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 12:27pm PDT

    Use a metal water bottle

  379. ValerieTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 1:46pm PDT

    I reuse bags or use cloth ones & compost!

  380. NathanTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 1:56pm PDT

    Attempt to buy products that either come without, with minimal, or with recyclable packaging.

  381. lisaTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 2:05pm PDT

    i bring my reusable cup to the cafe

  382. Jules A.Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 2:21pm PDT

    Use reusable bags rather than plastic ones

  383. stacey gTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 2:47pm PDT

    I bring my own container to bring home leftovers at a restaurant

  384. AllysonTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 3:22pm PDT

    I use reusable bags and buy less!

  385. LisanneTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 5:24pm PDT

    Recycle and cycle, would like to cycle more now that the weather is getting better.

  386. MirandaTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 5:25pm PDT

    Composting, recycling and energy efficient appliances.

  387. BonnieTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 8:47pm PDT

    We always take reusable bags with us for shopping

  388. LauraTuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — 11:15pm PDT

    I love using my reusable bags! They’re easy enough to tote with me. And I try and recycle whenever I can, I even go as far as picking through my friends garbage to recycle for them (okay, it happened once and they made fun of me for it!).

  389. Jenn SWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 3:34am PDT

    Reusable bags for every purchase we make. They are always with me just in case I make an impromtu purchase

  390. KathleenWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 7:17am PDT

    Always BYOB – bring your own bags when shopping.

  391. AntonioWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 8:48am PDT

    I do so many things but I believe buying fresh food( no packaging) and composting the waste helps very much since there is nothing that has to be recycled

  392. SeanWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 9:30am PDT

    Reduce waste.

  393. erinWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 10:10am PDT

    turn the lights off when you leave a room

  394. Angela MitchellWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 12:43pm PDT

    I bring my own cutlery, reusable water bottle and shopping bags with me in my purse.

  395. VivienWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 1:03pm PDT

    Recycle zip-lock plastic bags by washing them out. Recycle used small bags for picking up doggy poop. Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.

  396. ArxsynWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 1:32pm PDT

    I like to repurpose things! Everything from plastic to glass containers. In our garden I am planting seedlings into earth and compost filled egg shells.

  397. MaribelWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 1:44pm PDT

    By using reusable bags when going shopping, using energy efficient light bulbs, resusable waterbottles and coffee mugs. The list goes on and on πŸ™‚

  398. 409copeWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 5:18pm PDT

    I use refillable steel water bottles.

  399. 409copeWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 5:22pm PDT

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  400. Dee BWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 6:07pm PDT

    I keep things simple…don’t buy/own what I don’t need.

  401. stacey hWednesday, April 24th, 2013 — 6:10pm PDT

    i always use reusable containers for water, lunches, etc

  402. Collapsible Bulk ContainersThursday, April 25th, 2013 — 1:41am PDT

    Using recycled plastic containers in shopping malls and big stores is a great way to ensure the least usage of plastic.

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