BC’s Used Oil Management Association
BC’s Used Oil Management Association lists all used oil collection facilities in your area, as well as providing interactive educational material for children and adults in an "Ecoschool" section.
Business Waste Reduction Resource Kit
The Recycling Council of BC has put together a comprehensive resource kit to help businesses make better use of resources and reduce expenses associated with waste.
Cowichan Green Community
Cowichan Green Community is a local non-profit society promoting energy efficiency, healthy housing, and sustainable
living. Initiatives include the Green Home visit program, Jubilee Community Garden, workshops, and its Environmental Centre / Green Store at 277 Craig Street in Duncan. Call 250.746.6664 or email.
The David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation helps people live in balance with the resources that sustain us.
EarthFuture is a passionate website about the state of the world, local and international politics, and even initiatives from countries which have taken a leap forward in terms of being earth stewards. Check out their ten reasons why organic food is better.
Earth Issues: Our Lifestyles and The Environment
The CVRD has created "Earth Issues: Our Lifestyles and The Environment", an environmental education manual for teachers and parents of children from Kindergarten to Grade 5. It covers a variety of topics from recycling to composting to air and water quality. It is also available for viewing at the CVRD office or your local library.
Learn about electronics recycling at the Encorp's "Return-it" website.
Encorp Recycling Systems
Encorp Recycling Systems is a not-for-profit product stewardship corporation that specializes in the recovery of all non-alcoholic beverage containers. Their mandate is to keep these materials from disposal. Their website contains educational material, incentives for schools, fundraising for community programs, etc.
Environment Canada has information on all environmental concerns (by region).
Grassroots Recycling Network
Visit the Grassroots Recycling Network website for information on Zero Waste, recycling, landfilling, and how to take action in your area.
Material Exchanges are a great way to get rid of unwanted materials such as Styrofoam packing chips, five gallons pails, plastic CD cases, etc. You’d be surprised what people want! Local exchanges can be made using the Cowichan Newsleader’s Materials Exchange program (call 250.746.4471).
My Zero Waste (UK)
This engaging British website offers tips on how to re-purpose products you would regularly throw out or recycle, as well as a wide range of videos.
Nanaimo’s Zero Waste
Learn about Nanaimo’s Zero Waste initiatives. This site provides links to other sites committed to Zero Waste. Click on garbage and recycling. You can also view the Regional District of Nanaimo Recycling Directory.
Recycling Council of British Columbia
The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) has created a comprehensive Recyclepedia. If you are still unsure where to recycle your product, please visit http://rcbc.bc.ca/recyclepedia for further information. Also, check out their fact sheets, and their resource kit for businesses.
Recycling is magic!
The City of Toronto has put together a catchy flyer about what happens to the items that we recycle.
Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavour. It teaches us how build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more.
Where does stuff come from? Sourcemap is a platform for researching, optimizing and sharing supply chains.
The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff website is a great educational resource (and a fun and interactive video) describing the life cycle of products and the goal of the Zero Waste Initiative.
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging. Their website contains a lot of great ideas for alternative packaging.
Victoria Compost Education Centre
Learn more about all forms of composting, and environmentally friendly gardening from the Victoria Compost Education Centre.
Waste Reduction Week
Initiate a waste reduction week at school, at home or in the office. This site contains resources and contacts to assist your community, school or business with waste minimization and conservation initiatives.
A user’s guide to the 21st century.
Zero Waste Family
The Johnson family is living a zero waste life in California. Their website contains a regular blog about their experiences, as well as tips and videos.