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Life Without Plastic
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Your one-stop shop for safe, high quality, ethically-sourced, Earth-Friendly alternatives to plastics for everyday life.
Your one-stop shop for safe, high quality, ethically-sourced, Earth-Friendly alternatives to plastics for everyday life.

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Check out the "unboxing" of Mokulock children constructionwood blocks.

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Looking for holiday gifts for the wee ones?! Lots of ideas constructive gifts in our latest blogpost, including a Japanese-made, non-plastic alternative to LEGO. High quality, non-plastic alternatives to develop the creativity and maker instincts in your child...

https://lifewithoutplastic.com/store/blog/plastic-free-childrens-gifts/

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Microplastics are turning up everywhere! Including in our own backyard. We had the opportunity to participate in a microplastics citizen science testing initiative organized by Ottawa Riverkeeper - Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais​ and Friends of the Gatineau.

All the details are in this blogpost, along with lots of suggestions for how you can help decrease the spread of plastics, including microplastics...

https://lifewithoutplastic.com/store/blog/microplastics-testing-on-the-gatineau-river-citizen-science-in-action/

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A whole slew of awesome tips for living without plastic from TreeHugger. From beeswax to tea to condoms and beyond...

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/16-more-tips-living-without-plastic.html

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Seabirds are attracted to plastic because of the scent it gives off. After a period of time in sea water the plastic smells of dimethyl sulphide, which is emitted by marine algae growing on the surface of the plastic. The odor of the sulphur compound is associated with food for some aquatic wildlife.

Yet another reason to decrease our use of plastic at the source...

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/why-do-seabirds-eat-plastic-they-think-it-smells-tasty

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Thanks to the shout out from Katherine at TreeHugger​ in her great toothbrush review... More and more options coming up, but we're still looking for the perfect one...

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/6-toothbrushes-keep-your-teeth-clean-and-green.html

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It's final! Yesterday, the Canadian Government published in the Canada Gazette notice that as of January 1, 2018, the manufacture or import of plastic microbeads in toiletries is prohibited in Canada!

http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2016/2016-11-05/html/reg2-eng.php

Image credit below: Environmental Defence Canada.
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