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Opting out of phone books: Yes, and not yet but soon

Opting out of phone books: Yes, and not yet but soon

I did a story for CBC News in Vancouver today that’s already getting a bunch of comments on our site. It’s about phone books being delivered that aren’t wanted, and what companies are doing about it. Not one but two thick business directories arrived...
Could composting be the new recycling?

Could composting be the new recycling?

We started composting at home about two years ago. I had been resistant: the smell, the slop, the fruit flies. My only previous compost experience was a big rotting pile at the back of a Kits rental that itself seemed to be returning to the earth. But a friend who...

Cleaning the peanut butter jar

Update: Thanks to @marklise, @nolanzak, @davejohnson, @ChrisParry and @eco_smart for their suggestions via Twitter! If you have a suggestion, let me know. I’ll admit it, I was a little resistant to taking on what are generally called “consumer...

Welcome

I’m a journalist based in Vancouver, Canada, currently working as the environment reporter for CBC News Vancouver. One thing I’ll do here is post about the stories I’m reporting. They range from newsy, like the crash in recycling commodity prices, to...