Dreaming up the plastic monument

I am passionate about the changes that are taking place to our environment, especially with respect to our oceans, and throughout my travels in the past few years I have…

The MELT Process

The MELT Process washing Before plastic flakes are melted and reprocessed into new objects, it is important to remove contaminants like paper and food residue as thoroughly as possible. Using…

Our Pillars

Our Pillars oceans Our oceans are littered with plastic waste. We see photos of sea birds, stomachs askew with a lifetime of ingested plastic. Surfing in Morocco, the beaches were…

Are we making a difference?

Unlike climate change, which is a vague vast and apocalyptic, plastic is smaller and more tangible. It’s something in everyone’s daily life. It’s something we interact with. We can touch,…

The future of plastic looks bright

Although we’ve been producing huge amounts of plastic over many decades, it’s only quite recently that people have started to take notice. In the last few years, there’s been a…

Java’s waste banks

Waste banks are a novel concept for addressing Indonesian waste problems. Instead of burning their waste or throwing it into rivers, communities establish a place for villagers to deposit their…

What we can do to slow the growth in single use plastic

We’re all aware of the huge amount of plastic that is being produced on a daily basis, but what can we do to slow the growth? To fully tackle the…

What needs to change

The world is drowning in single-use plastic, and estimates predict the problem will grow sig- nificantly by 2050. Several approaches are needed to tackle this problem, including a chance in…

Building a Plastic Monument

Most of us are aware that the world is drowning in plastic, but it can be hard to make sense of just how much is on the planet. We were…

TinyCaravan | The Positive Change

TinyCaravan is a platform that helps form a community of conscious, like-minded individuals hoping to make changes for our environmental and social issues that affect our world widely today.

Lifecycle Assessment and Mindfulness | The Positive Change

Yes, it’s exciting that the concern for our environment is growing substantially and we are all looking for ways to decrease our footprint. And, indeed there are many different ways….

Plastic Oceans Canada & The Body Shop | The Positive Change

Local beach cleanups are a great way to raise public awareness to the plastic problem

Workshop: Silkscreening shirts

We silkscreened some shirts

Windlight

Building an interactive light exhibit out of discarded packaging.

WHAT ARE MICROPLASTICS?

Microplastics are a common form of plastic, often overlooked literally and figuratively, that are less than 1mm in size. A popular type of micro plastics are microbeads. Common in facial scrubs,…

PETE CLARKSON + THE WASHED UP WORKSHOP

AFTER A MORNING SURF AND A QUICK TAILGATE LUNCH OF QUESADILLAS IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE TOFINO BOTANICAL GARDENS, WE HEADED OVER TO PETE CLARKSON’S HOME-STUDIO TO SEE HIS…

AUDIT 001

Garbage is gross. No surprise there. It’s also, for our purposes, incredibly useful. So at the end of August, three of us spent a couple hours sorting through 5 big…