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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/
Children's gifts are particularly hard to find plastic-free. Here are a few ideas of gifts for kids that last and fosters learning.
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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
A common gas emitted by algae-covered plastic mimics a telltale sign of food
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But still, reduction at the source and better plastic-free product design is best...

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/11/04/recycled-ocean-plastic-could-be-the-building-block-of-our-future/
Plastic seems to be everywhere these days — in water bottles, food and storage containers, toys, electronic cases, toiletries, supermarket bags, and so much more. In 1950, virtually no plastic had been made, but today presents a much different story. Over the last 70 years, humans have been producing an increasing amount of different types […]
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Our friends at @simplystraws are introducing a new and exciting patent-pending lid to their collection! Stainless steel, rust free, durable, spill-proof mason straw lid! Help spread the word about their beautiful glass straws coupled with their customized mason jars - now with a new funky stainless steel lid! Check out their Kickstarter campaign!! http://kck.st/2dXtVYQ
Sip your favorite beverages w/our reusable glass drinking straw & spill-free, rust-free, stainless steel, patent-pending mason jar lid!
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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/
Microplastics invading our waterways! Revealing testing on the rural Gatineau River near Ottawa by citizen scientists. Love the river, avoid microplastics!
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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
Plastic-free living requires careful and conscientious consumer choices. Here are more ideas to help you along the journey.
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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
Reduce dental waste by supporting companies that prioritize compostability, recycling, and innovative materials.
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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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Scientists investigating plastic waste in seas are throwing 100,000 wooden blocks into German waters - and asking members of the public to get involved. The goal: to track down and tackle sources of plastic waste.

http://www.dw.com/en/tackling-plastic-waste-in-oceans-with-wooden-message-in-a-bottle/a-36031567
Scientists investigating plastic waste in seas are throwing 100,000 wooden blocks into German waters - and asking members of the public to get involved. The goal: to track down and tackle sources of plastic waste.
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