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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