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Over-Packaging: How to Write a Letter to Manufacturers

Excess plastic, cardboard, and Styrofoam is everywhere! It seems as if every product we purchase has too much packaging. How can you help? Write a letter to the manufacturer! Here’s how…

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The “Magic” Behind the MRF – Why Recycling Properly Matters

In theory, recycling is like magic. But items placed into a recycling cart do not actually disappear. Find out why proper recycling habits matter in this month’s blog! #recyclesmart #yxe

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Loraas Organics – We’ll Take Your Leftovers

Organic waste accounts for 30% to 50% of what Saskatchewan residents and businesses discard as garbage daily. Reduce your environmental impact and divert usable materials from landfill. Find out how in this month’s blog. Loraas Organics – We’ll take your leftovers!

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Earth Day: Indoor Celebration Ideas

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is right around the corner. Although our celebrations might be slightly non-traditional this year, we can still do our part to help Mother Nature – while remaining indoors. Here are 5 tips…

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Unraveling the Truth: A Guide to Finding Quality Clothing

Did you know the average lifespan of a t-shirt is only 3 years. On average 85% of our clothing is disposed after a mere two wears due to a lack in quality. You can’t always tell if a garment is good quality by the high price tag, so how do you know which clothing products that are quality versus fast-fashion?

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COVID-19 Response: Waste Management Guidelines for Residents & Businesses

With COVID-19 present within Saskatchewan communities, it is important we all work together to protect each other, including those who provide us with essential services. Here are 7 guidelines to help you properly and safely dispose of your waste, recycling, and organics at this time.

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Oceanic Debris

Scrolling through the internet, you’ve likely seen the photo of a tiny seahorse with its tail curled around a plastic cotton swab. The reality of this disheartening image highlights a larger issue; one linked to an area called The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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What’s New in the Blue? Part 2: Black Plastics Edition

Regardless of the number on the plastic, post-consumer, dark coloured plastics – specifically black – will be removed from Loraas’ […]

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What’s New in the Blue? Part 1: Coffee Cup Edition

For years our recycling programs have remained static, but recycling is changing. Commencing January 1st, 2019, polycoat paper and cardboard […]

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Holiday Season – Waste Guide

The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and partaking in fun winter activities. Unfortunately, some of our festive traditions create excess waste. Once the celebrations what do you do with your waste? Find out in this month’s blog!

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Safe Disposal Options: Ammunition & Firearms

We are in the midst of hunting season. Hunters – do you know what to do with spent bullet casings […]

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Changing Eco-Societal Views: Owning VS Buying

Consumerism is becoming a societal norm. Whether you purchase a product or lease it, it’s important to understand how these […]

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Clearly Different: Biodegradable VS Compostable Plastic

Many plastic packaging products boast environmentally-friendly benefits such as “biodegradable” and “compostable” capabilities. But, what exactly do these terms mean? […]

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Part 2 – Worldwide Recycle: Why is it Changing?

With a potential all-out ban from China in 2020 on solid waste imports, consumers should understand what they can do to protect their local recycling programs. Read Part 2 of our blog!

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Part 1 – Worldwide Recycling: Why is it changing?

Why is Canada sending your recycling items overseas to China and Malaysia? How come my recycling contractor has removed accepted items from my recycling cart program? Find out this and more by reading our latest blog here!

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The DL – What is ‘Downcycling’?

When products are melted down and re-recycled over and over they undergo a process called “Downcycling”. So what is it and why does it matter to you? Find out more in this month’s blog!

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Sea Change – From the Prairie to the Ocean

The Prairie Provinces are hundreds of miles from the coasts. That should mean our waste is “securely” landlocked and cannot contribute to this problem – Right? Not quite.

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Taking the “Pressure” out of Recycling Propane & Helium

It’s BBQ and party season! Once we’ve chowed down on our burgers and taken down all the party balloons, what […]

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Don’t Get Left Behind – “Why wasn’t my cart collected?”

Has this ever happened to you? You hear the big, shiny Loraas truck go by collecting all the carts in […]

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pLASTic 2

Following our first pLASTic blog, we thought it would be appropriate to dive back into the complicated world of plastic […]

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Sustainable Diets

Adopting a zero-waste lifestyle is another way citizens can help out Mother Nature. The zero-waste lifestyle is a philosophy that […]

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Xeriscaping – Smart Gardening

Reduction is the best way to start a zero-waste lifestyle. As water is a valuable resource, reducing our H20 usage […]

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Greenwashing: Going Green Isn’t Always Easy

Lights, camera, action! The Hollywood scene often portrays futuristic or scary scenarios of brainwashing that illustrate severe forms of social […]

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Loraas Earth Day 2019 Poster Contest!

FREE STUDENT CONTEST ALERT!!! April is approaching us very quickly and you all know what this means – Earth Day […]

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Going Green – Business Edition

It’s inevitable, when a business chooses eco-friendly and sustainable options it benefits the community and the environment. When businesses are […]

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