Archive for Live Green

Happy Stan’s Christmas Poem

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the city  only one stirring was Happy Stan, not even a kitty; Happy Stan’s Recycling was locked down with care, In hopes that Happy Stan, soon would be there; The workers were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of bottles & cans danced […]

Plastic Bags: Break the Cycle

  Canadians take home 55 million plastic shopping bags each week, with a large percentage ending up in the landfill. Once in the earth, it can take 1,000 years for a plastic bag to breakdown while emitting harmful and toxic chemicals deep into the soil. Just in Metro Vancouver alone, approximately 24,000 tonnes of plastic […]

Bike to Work Week in the TriCities!

      Bike To Work Week is just around the corner! From October 27th to November 2nd, people across the province will be ditching their cars to cycle to and from work. In honour of the occasion, we wanted to share some of the many benefits of riding your bike both for the environment […]

Zero Waste International Alliance Conference 2014

      It’s finally here! This week our General Manager, Jamie, is off to Nanaimo for the #ZWIA14 Conference. This is the 9th year that this annual conference is bringing together over 50 speakers from more than 15 countries, all with the same agenda: creating a zero waste solutions in Canada and across the […]

School’s Out! Happy Stan’s Tips to Un-Plug This Summer

     Now that school’s out, the big question for many parents is how to keep the kids busy — that doesn’t involve an iPad or a video game. In our electronically plugged-in world, it can seem impossible to remember how to spend our time without a screen in front of us. So we polled […]

Don’t Scrap Those Food Scraps!

      Broccoli leaves, onion skins, orange peels, melon rinds, squash seeds — the list goes on and on. All of these food scraps are normally composted and thrown away in the garbage. But what if we told you that these scraps actually have dense nutritional value which are not only edible, but delicious? […]

Eco Home Renovations

     Summer is the most popular time for home renovations. Many use the warm summer months to update the kitchen, build a deck, or re-do the roof. If you’re considering selling your home, these addition will likely add value to your property. However, there’s another important aspect to consider that buyers look at: environmental […]

Are You into Heavy Metal?

    How many metals are in your kitchen cupboards right now? Chances are, quite a few. From soda to soup, aluminum foil to utensils, aluminum and steel are the most common types of metals that we use on a daily basis. Thankfully we can recycle these materials time and time again without losing their properties […]

Assess Your Eco Footprint this Earth Day

    This Earth Day, assess how sustainable you conduct your work and personal life on a day-to-day basis. Turning the lights off or unplugging your devices when they’re not in use are small steps everyone can make to start living more green. While every bit helps create a bigger change, you have the opportunity […]

Shred It and Forget It!

    Did you know that March is Fraud Prevention Month? One of the most effective ways to prevent fraud is to shred personal information to protect you, your clients, and your company. Here at Happy Stan’s, we offer two different types of shredding to suit your needs. Document Shredding All businesses have confidential information. From bank […]

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