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Cannabis producers cutting back on plastic waste after consumer backlash

Some weed producers are cutting down on plastic waste after backlash from consumers that started days after legalization.
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Plastic bag ban closer to becoming a reality in Halifax

On Tuesday, regional council directed municipal staff to draft a bylaw by the end of 2019 that would ban single-use plastic bags from being distributed by retail stores.
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This small town 'had to take a stand' against plastic, so it handed out 800 reusable bags

The town of New-Wes-Valley has purchased the reusable shopping bags to give to its residents free of charge.
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Still need a New Year's resolution? Try ditching the single-use plastics

Five Nova Scotia women are making small changes in their own lives to tackle the big problem of climate change — and they're encouraging others to get on board.
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How Mason jars are making one Halifax restaurant more eco-friendly

The question of how to reduce waste and save money at the Halifax restaurant Adam McIntyre runs and make it more eco-friendly was one he couldn't answer. So he sought some help.



An (almost) plastic-free month

CBC New Brunswick radio producer Viola tried cutting single-use plastic from her life for one month. Here’s how it went.
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How a 30-year-old grocery bag was beachcomber's 'wow moment' on plastics

Karen Jenner knows her new-found hobby isn't for everyone. The Nova Scotia woman spends hours each week combing beaches near her farm for trash that the Bay of Fundy's powerful tides wash ashore.
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How to talk to kids about Christmas — and plastic toys

Meet the Rocky Harbour family who are having frank conversations about plastic toys.
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P.E.I. retailer doesn't want to charge for paper bags

A P.E.I. retailer who has been using paper bags for more than a decade calls it "petty" to ask her customers to pay 15 cents for a bag when the Plastic Bag Reduction Act takes effect next July.

How candy wrappers got N.L. students talking about recycling plastic

Students at Corner Brook Intermediate took part in a month-long recycling campaign, and now they're asking what more can be done.
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Why those teeny bottles of hotel shampoo might become obsolete

Hotels are switching to bulk dispensers, but some guests are resisting the change.

That tampon applicator you just flushed could end up on a beach

Despite improvements in sewage treatment, Halifax-area beaches are still littered with plastic tampon applicators

Cape Breton group calls for fishing rope recycling program

Organization finds a large amount of fishing gear and rope during beach cleanups in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
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Islanders already making switch away from plastic bags

P.E.I.'s ban on plastic checkout bags is still more than seven months away but Island businesses and consumers are already making the switch away from single-use plastic bags. When it takes effect July 1, 2019, it will be the first province-wide ban in Canada.
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What P.E.I. can learn from a B.C. city's plastic bag ban

Prince Edward Island is turning to Canada's West Coast for advice as it prepares to move forward with its ban on single-use plastic bags. The Plastic Bag Reduction Act comes into effect on July 1, 2019, making P.E.I. the first Canadian province to ban checkout bags.
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Finding an environmentally friendly fishing rope

Jackie Saturno wants to cut down on the amount of microplastics ending up in the water from fishing gear.
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Halifax's first zero-waste café offers unexpected benefit for coffee lovers

The Tare Shop, which opened recently on Cornwallis Street, doesn't offer disposable cups, plastic-wrapped treats or plastic straws in its café, which bills itself as the only coffee shop of its kind in the city.
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P.E.I. Bag Company goes back to its roots as plastic bag ban approaches

The P.E.I. legislation banning plastic checkout bags coming into effect in 2019 is inspiring a couple of industries to look back to the past for more environmentally friendly packaging. The P.E.I. Bag Company in Bedeque, P.E.I. is tapping into its roots with a new line of reusable shopping bags.
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Today the NLC bids goodbye to plastic bags. What's next?

One of N.L.'s biggest retailers is making a change, and possibly paving the way for more action on the issue of single-use plastic bags.
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There's a way to recycle all your Halloween snack wrappers

Waste management company Terracycle uses specialized equipment to give old candy wrappers a new purpose.
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Simple bathroom swaps to ditch single-use plastics

Bar soap is just one of the easy ways to rid your bathroom of plastic clutter.
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Ocean devotion: A Lunenburg café owner's fight against single-use plastics

There are no single-use plastics in Kate Cocks's café. The Lunenburg businesswoman sources every plastic alternative she can find to protect the ocean. She's challenging all Canadians to do the same.
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More than 3 tonnes of rope collected in wharf recycling bins

A pilot project in the Bay of Fundy has seen an estimated three tonnes of rope deposited in recycling bins at southwestern New Brunswick wharves.
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Harbour hero: Twillingate scuba diver determined to rid ocean of garbage

Scuba diver Shawn Bath is fed up with the harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador being used as dumpsites.
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Giving up plastic is not as hard as it sounds, when you have a plan

Single-use plastic can get really overwhelming, really quickly. That's why a few lifestyle tips that can come in handy when trying to make a change.