Weekly Link Roundup - October 17, 2016

Waste reduction week has officially started! It should be no surprise then, that this week’s links are all dedicated to waste reduction.

First we’ll feature a parody created by Kill The K-Cup, a movement to help raise public awareness about the incredible amount of waste generated by single-use coffee pods. It’s almost unbelievable to think that in 2013 there were enough coffee pods produced to wrap around the equator 10.5 times.

(via Kill The K-Cup)

And now that we’re back from that commercial message, here are the rest of this week’s links.

  • Waste Reduction Week in Canada
    • Waste reduction week’s link roundup wouldn’t be complete without mention of its official website. Look up local events, challenges and resources on their site as well as various ways to get involved in reducing waste.
  • Yes, you recycle. But until you start reducing, you’re still killing the planet
    • “Recycling only works when there’s someone on the other side of the equation, someone who wants to buy the recycled material.” A thoughtful article on why recycling alone isn’t enough.
  • Reduce.org
    • A great resource for articles about waste reduction at home, work and school.
  • 11 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste Today
    • Did you know that much of the plastic waste found in oceans is made up of microplastics? These tiny chunks of plastic are almost impossible to filter out and are commonly added to exfoliating face washes (the little beads that provide the ‘gentle scrub’), among other things.
  • Trash Can to Table: The Rise of Waste Cafes
    • The Real Junk Food Project is a great initiative that is helping to reduce the roughly billion tons of food waste produced annually worldwide. They “divert food destined for waste and use it to create delicious and healthy meals.” How much would these delicious meals cost you? You’re only asked to “pay as you feel.”

Remember, it’s waste reduction week! Make some small changes to reduce the amount of waste you’re producing and turn them into a habit!

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