B.C. couple on zero waste, coast-to-coast electric car road trip stop in Windsor

Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington use reusable plates and cutlery and compost their food and dog's waste along the way.

Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington also compost their food and dog's waste along the way

Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington drove their all-electric vehicle from B.C. to Newfoundland. (Facebook)

For many, the August long weekend is the perfect time for a long drive.

But one B.C. couple's journey is not your average summer road trip.

Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington have driven their fully-electric Chevrolet Bolt all the way to Newfoundland.

Making a cross-country trip without gasoline wasn't their only goal.

The couple — who sit on the board of directors for the recycling advocacy group Zero Waste Canada — also adopted a zero waste policy during their travels.

That meant foregoing plastic plates and styrofoam cups, and composting their materials as they went.

"When we enter somebody's community, we're not really leaving a lot of stuff behind," said Boyd.

They stopped in Windsor Friday as they make their trip back home, and spoke to Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre.

Tap on the audio player to hear the full interview.