Singing Trash Cans and Super Pigs
It’s a Biofriendly Podcast double whammy as we throw two very different stories at you in one episode. First up, we have an uplifting turn of events out of England where some musical trash containers inspire a beach community to keep things clean. And secondly, did you know that ‘super pigs’ that threaten agriculture and wildlife are on the loose in North America? Make sure to check out the podcast that other serious environmental shows don’t want you to know about.
Dispose your pet’s waste responsibly | Tuesday Tip
According to the EPA, the most sustainable way to dispose of dog poop is to flush it down the toilet. Composting of pet waste is possible, but do your research first, especially if you are producing vegetables or fruit to eat.
Safeguard storm drains | Tuesday Tip
It is a common misconception that storm drains lead to a wastewater treatment plant, but in many urban and rural settings, the water entering drains receives no treatment and is discharged directly into the closest waterway.
Tackle Trash on Trails| Tuesday Tip
It’s important to go for nature walks and embrace the great outdoors and all that Mother Nature has to offer. It’s heartbreaking when we see these trails littered with garbage, so go the extra step to clean up any trash you see along the way!
Slash Your Holiday Waste | Tuesday Tip
There are a ton of opportunities to repurpose things around the house, upcycle, or get creative with the way you present your presents this holiday season!
I’ve Been Recycling Wrong?
Noel and Jacob sift through what is considered recyclable trash and what goes into landfill and discover that they didn’t know as much as they thought.
Trash Into Treasure | Green Wings Award
This week’s Green Wings Award goes to this artistic fish sculpture made entirely out of washed up garbage. It really goes to show one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Although plastic pollution (particularly in our oceans) is a very real and important issue to address, it is nice to see someone being creative in […]
Caring for the Environment: Coastal Cleanup Day 9/17
It’s that time of the year again. Time to head to the beaches, coastlines, waterways and rivers in your local area and join up with the hundreds of thousands of others around the world for International Coastal Cleanup Day. While I really think this particular event should really be a regular occurrence or actually never needed at all, […]
Biofriendly Action of the Week: International Coastal Cleanup Day
Last year an estimated 560,000 volunteers, across 91 countries, participated in International Coastal Cleanup Day. Through their efforts, more than 16 million pounds of trash was picked up and removed from our beaches and coastlines. In total over the past 29 years, Ocean Conservancy reports 10.5 million volunteers have helped clean up at least 350,000 miles […]
The Environment Needs You: Coastal Cleanup Day
No matter who you are, what you do or where you live, your actions have a direct impact on the environment around you. Unfortunately, the true effects of our actions (and inactions) are not always visible. We don’t necessarily see how the soap and detergent someone uses to “clean” their driveway gets into the sewer […]