waste reduction

Say No to the Orange Bag

It's that time of year again. We all go into cleanup mode, getting rid of the "garbage" that the trees "litter" the ground with.

We drive to the Canadian Tire, buy a ten pack of orange garbage bags, and get to work. Once the leaves are raked and packed, we put the bags out to be picked up and whisked away to the landfill. After all it is garbage, right?

Wrong. Leaves are a compostable, clean source of fertilizer for our yards/gardens. Treating a source of nutrients that literally falls from the sky as a waste product is a form of collective insanity that we need to correct.  read more... »