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    THE INSIDE SCOOP ON PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS

    At the end of January Sobey’s phased out the use of disposable plastic grocery bags from their 255 stores across Canada. Along with Sobey’s, other regions across Canada have been trying to do the same, some experiencing more pushback from…

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    KICKING PLASTIC IN 2020

    Exactly one and a half years ago I decided to kick plastic to the curb! Ever since then I have been working towards living a zero waste lifestyle. Last year I decided to focus my New Year’s resolution on creating…

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    THE CHANGE IN YOUR CUP

    A disposable lifestyle comes with all kinds of consequences for the beautiful places we love, polluting shorelines, taking resources, and enlarging landfills. The disposable coffee (or tea) cup is part of this larger picture of waste and litter, expanding with…

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    THE THIRD “R”

    If you have read one of my very first articles, The First “R”, you will know that when I say third “R” I don’t mean Recycling. The third “R”, according to this blog, is Reusing, and you can find my…

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    BEING THANKFUL FOR THE EARTH

    Thanksgiving is a time known to most as “Turkey Day”, a time spent with wonderful people eating roasted carrots, mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey (if you eat meat), and possibly a seasonal favourite… pumpkin pie! But beyond the food filled tables,…

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    THE FIRST “R”

    Upon deciding to start a blog about living a single-use plastic free and DIY lifestyle, I pledged to help others do the same by providing a space that would hopefully inspire you to change even just one habit at a…

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    WELCOME TO A PINT SIZED IMPACT

    HELLO FRIENDS! And welcome to my blog, A PINT SIZED IMPACT! My name is Amy and I am a freelance Artist and Conservation Educator in Outreach Education at the Calgary Zoo. I am very excited to be writing on a…