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FORUM: Large problem, small solution

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM: Large problem, small solution

Time to break up with your large garbage bin

COURTESY HOLLY THOMSON, TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE The city has a plethora of handy services to help you redirect waste from your garbage bin.

COURTESY HOLLY THOMSON/TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE
The city has a plethora of handy services to help you redirect waste from your garbage bin.

By Mike Layton

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Tags: General

GREENINGS: Don’t fall prey to marketing

March 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Don’t fall prey to marketing

Make informed choices when buying green

By Terri Chu

One great thing about living in the Annex is that there are lots of places to buy green products. (Though losing Grassroots means there are not a lot of places to refill shampoo bottles.) I find myself taking this for granted and not always carefully reading the labels on products I buy, trusting that they have been sourced by stores that share the same ethical values that I do.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

Reduce, reuse, then recycle

February 2nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

The energy lost in the pretense of plastic recycling

“Why can’t they take black plastic?” asked my partner, staring at the City of Toronto recycling poster. I didn’t have an answer.

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

Greenings: Understanding the consequences of a dispensed bag fee

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Greenings: Understanding the consequences of a dispensed bag fee

What the industry doesn’t tell you is that plastic doesn’t get recycled very well.

By Terri Chu

An attempt by Toronto city council to dispense with the 5-cent fee on plastic bags has instead resulted in the outright ban of the bags.

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Tags: Annex · News

Everything on top of one roof

July 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on Everything on top of one roof

The Annex is home to a new form of green roof

The greenery of CSI Annex (720 Bathurst St.) will slowly extend up, to even the roof. Photo: Innis O’Grady/Gleaner News

By Innis O’Grady

It is said that a roof is often a source of untapped potential. They might be large, flat spaces but remain completely unused by its residents.

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Tags: Annex · News · General