July 19, 2016

5 Tips for a Plastic Free Office!

BSIbio is one of many companies that joined the Plastic-Free July Challenge. What is that? It’s quite simple: Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during the month of July! At BSIbio, we took simple, day-to-day actions to drastically reduce our use of disposable plastic. Here’s
June 30, 2016

Our BSIbio #PlasticFreeJuly Week!

Guess what tomorrow is, other than Canada Day? It’s the #PlasticFreeJuly challenge! Begun 5 years ago in Perth, Australia, the challenge is now gaining ground worldwide. The point is that for a day, a week, or the whole month, we try to
July 15, 2015

EPISODE 1: Once Upon a Time… A Compost Story: How We Got To Here

This post begins a multi-part series on our journey from certification to acceptance for our compostable food ware in the Vancouver Lower Mainland of BC, Canada. See Episodes Episodes 2, 3 and 4 for more! BSIbio is a specialist in compostable food ware and packaging. We
October 24, 2011
A green + grass-print paper bag with "Wacoal Bra Recycle" printed on it sits on a wooden surface. A clear jar of what looks like recovered fibre sits to the right of the bag.

Recycling: Bras to Fuel?

Wacoal and Triumph, two large lingerie brands, have been collecting old bras from their Japanese customers. After removing the metal underwires, the two companies process the fabric into refuse paper and plastic fuel (RPF). Then, the final product—tiny RPF pellets
October 15, 2011
Graphic text reads "From Farms to Forks 2"

From Farms to Forks 2 | A Growing Chefs! Harvest Kitchen Party

What: From Farms to Forks 2 About: An event by Growing Chefs! to promote support for local and sustainable food. They pair top Vancouver restaurant chefs with local produce growers to treat guests with top-notch dishes with small footprints. Ticket holders will
September 22, 2011

VIDEO: Grocery Store Wars

Have you ever imagined doing your regular grocery run within the world of Star Wars? The Scene: Lasers flashing around you as you forage the Organic produce section. A cucumber in full Jedi dress strolls beneath your feet… Sounds like
August 18, 2011

Thrifty Foods takes a step backwards – brings back plastic bags

Two years ago, Thrifty Foods proudly announced that they were discontinuing plastic bags. “We think eliminating plastic grocery bags is the right thing to do and we are confident our customers will understand and accept this as a positive step
August 17, 2011

E-Paper that doesn’t need electricity?

In a big move for green tech, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan recently showed off i2R e-paper. It’s their new, fully recyclable and re-writable e-paper product —Take a look! So, what sets this product apart from other e-paper technologies?
July 19, 2011

Dow & Mitsui’s new sugarcane joint venture

Earlier today, the American Midwest’s Dow Chemical Company announced its new joint venture with Mitsui Chemicals of Tokyo. They plan to produce ethanol—and eventually biopolymers (a.k.a. bio-based plastics) —using sugar cane as a feedstock. Read the full press release here.