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Responsible Consumption

    Food production is a major culprit in the consumption of natural resources. According to the United Nations Environment Program, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same, by 2050 we will need three planets to sustain our wasteful lifestyle. That’s why it’s so important that we take steps to minimize these patterns. […]

Happy Earth Day From Happy Stan’s!

        April 22nd is Earth Day, a day that celebrates and encourages environmental protection around the world. First celebrated in 1970, this day is recognized in more than 192 countries each year. To honour Mother Earth, here are some simple tips to help you stay environmentally conscious all year long. Shop Smart […]

Spring Cleaning Part 2!

      A clean house can help clear your mind. If you’ve read Part 1 of our Sustainable Spring Cleaning series, then you already know of sustainable ways to clear the clutter. But don’t let that stop you from continuing to live green even after you’ve rid of extra ‘stuff’. Here are some simple […]

Sustainable Spring Cleaning: Part 1

      Spring is almost here! As we bid adieu to winter and usher in spring, it’s the perfect time to purge, clean and organize. However, all of that cleaning means you probably have a lot of items that are ready to be tossed. Instead of creating landfill waste, there are plenty of ways […]

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 […]

Zero Waste International Alliance Conference Featuring Dan Phillips

    If you’ve been following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, then you probably know about our passion for Zero Waste and a sustainable economy. In fact, our General Manager, Jamie Kaminski, is also a Board Member of the Zero Waste Canada non-profit organization. Needless to say, environmentally friendly practice is our way of […]

Lights Out! Eco-Friendly Ideas for Outdoor Lighting

    Now that we’re a month into summer, you’ve probably attended at least one party that was held outdoors, whether it was a wedding, birthday, or a neighbour’s BBQ.  Long days and warm summer nights mean that many parties can go late into the evening. If you’re planning your own outdoor party, or just […]

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