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Meghan Larson
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On being a foreigner
Before I moved to the Philippines in 2010 for work and again to Indonesia in 2012 I went through extensive cross cultural training courses. There were many discussion on how to adapt to a new way of living in a new country, understanding cultural difference...
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Rubbish Report // Monthly Trash Total
So my month long Zero Waste Challenge is over and the results are in: 97% Diversion And while I should be celebrating I'm left thinking that diversion is a poor measure of how we are really doing. What diversion doesn't account for is the most important R i...
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Rubbish Report // Convenience
First off I want to start by admitting something... I haven't taken my garbage out since I started this month long Zero Waste project. That same bag of garbage I photographed during week one is still hanging out under my kitchen sink. Why? Because the bag s...
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Rubbish Report // Improve Your Household Recycling
So if you've been reading my blog for awhile now I would hope that you are already on the recycling bandwagon (Dad I'm looking at you!) but did you know you could unintentionally be sending your recycling to the landfill? While every recycling collector is ...
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Trash Totals // Week 2
Not much to report this week mainly because I haven't had time to sort through my weekly haul from the week. What I have noticed however, is the recyclability of some of my favourite things. Take for example these two grocery items: Thank you Island Farms, ...
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Rubbish Report // Food Too Good to Waste
I was listening in on a workshop the other day put on by the West Coast Climate Forum  about the "Food Too Good To Waste" Toolkit put out by the EPA. Although this is an American program I think that there are some really great tools and resources everyone ...
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Trash Totals // Week 1
I have to admit in some strange way this feels like one of the more intimate things I've posted on the blog to date. But here goes, this is my trash for week 1 (this is actually a little over 1 week as I didn't empty my bins at the start of this project). T...
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