November 8, 2018


A lot of people don’t know what exactly a bio-plastic is, and in the ever changing world of sustainability it can be hard to find an answer. A bio-plastic is a material with similar strength, flexibility and versatility as conventional
November 16, 2017

Ellen MacArthur Foundation calls to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging worldwide.

What are OXO-DEGRADABLE PLASTICS? “Oxo-degradable plastics are commonly fossil-based, non-biodegradable polyolefins or polyesters (e.g. PE or PET) supplemented with salts and transition metals. These additives are supposed to enable the biodegradation of apparently non-biodegradable plastics.” Constance Iβbrücker, Head of Environmental
January 5, 2017

“A Plastic Ocean” Canadian Movie Premiere! Get Your Free Ticket

Vancouverites! A Must See Canadian Movie Premiere is 2 weeks away! “The Most Important Film Of Our Time” – Sir David Attenborough This high-end documentary “A Plastic Ocean” feature film gives a global perspective on the issue of plastic waste in our oceans. The
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
March 28, 2012

Check this out: Eco label guide

As green consumers, you look for claims and certifications that will help you make informed decisions about your purchases. But in order to make the right choice, you need to understand the implications of these labels. David Suzuki’s Queen of Green,
February 7, 2012

Straw Wars: The campaign keeping straws out of restaurants…and landfills

Straw Wars is a great campaign launched in London’s trendy Soho neighbourhood by restaurants, hotels and bars. Member businesses pledge to cut down the use—and eventual disposal—of plastic straws. Plastic straws are technically recyclable. But they’re not likely to be
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
July 5, 2011

VIDEO: Puma’s Clever Little Shopper

Another brand joins the compostable train! Puma is proud to present the brand’s new “Clever Little Shopper” – a compostable retail bag that’s made from cornstarch. See their trailer below. Of course, you should always bring your own reusable bag.
May 31, 2011

Video: Host your own Bag It screening

June is looking like a busy month! First, kick off Canada Environment Week on June 5th, 2011 (which is also World Environment Day). To keep the good times rolling, you can join the celebration at Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet in Olympic Village! We may