Weekly Link Roundup - October 24, 2016

Are you ready for Halloween? There’s only a week left before you have to take the kids trick-or-treating, or if you’re staying in, to give out treats to the little ones knocking at your door. There’s even less time for those of you attending Halloween parties this weekend.

If you’re not completely prepared yet and still have purchases to make, consider going green this Halloween. And even if you’ve been prepared for weeks, have a look at our first couple of links and shelve the ideas for next year.

  • Green Halloween
    • This program is only in the U.S. right now, but there’s a lot of good information to be had at their website, even for us Canadians. Have a look at the “Treats, Treasures and Tips” for great alternatives to giving out candy.
  • How To Go Green: Halloween
    • Treehugger is back on our list again with a listicle containing some great tips about going green for Halloween.
  • The 30 Year Sweatshirt
    • How long do your clothes last before they’re unfit to wear anywhere except to bed? Today’s market demanding fast, affordable fashion is resulting in large volumes of poorly manufactured clothing that is ending up in landfills quicker than ever before. One designer, Thomas Cridland, is looking to buck that trend by making a sweatshirt that’s so well made he believes it will last until 2045. And he’s going to repair it, free of charge for 30 years, to back up his claim.
  • Blue W
    • This community based program is helping to promote the use of reusable water containers by getting local businesses and restaurants to allow anyone to come in to refill their water bottle free of charge. You can find participating locations on their website and identify ones around you by looking for the blue “W” in store windows.
  • Bulk Barn Takes Promising Step Towards Reusable Containers
    • Choosing bulk food over prepackaged food is a great step towards reducing waste. Except for the fact that you still typically need to put each type of bulk food in a bag when purchasing it. Bulk Barn, like many other bulk food retailers, has historically required their customers to use these bags, refusing the use of reusable containers. On September 23rd, however, they launched a test program that allows customers to use their own containers in their Liberty Village location in Toronto. Way to go Bulk Barn!

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