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Our small but mighty Happy Ocean Community group is making great strides and has recently caught the attention of our local media. Last week we had a television, radio and news article written about our plastic-free initiatives and events we have held recently. We are so pleased with how our community is making positive changes for the health of our environment.
We held three Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Beeswax wrap sessions, and plan to do more as there is so much demand. It is inspiring to see how many people have an interest in moving from plastic to sustainable products.
Plastic cling wrap is difficult to recycle, and the majority ends up in landfills where it takes hundreds of years to degrade and risks leaching chemicals into groundwater. More than 1.2 billion metres, equating to 745,000 miles of cling wrap is used by households across Britain every year – enough to go around the circumference of the world 30 times over. Now this stat is for Britain alone, I can't even imagine how many times around the world it would be for Canada and/or globally!
Bee's Wax is a sustainable, reusable alternative to plastic wrap. It's pliable so you can shape it around the food item or bowl. Once you’re done with your wrap, you just wash it with gentle soap and cool water (hot water can melt it), then let it air-dry to use it again.
We posted a Demo video and Step-by-Step guide as we wanted anyone to be able to do this, even if they weren't able to attend our sessions.
Trello of course kept us on track and we had a logistics checklist of all our supplies we needed, kept track of our promotional efforts, setup, lessons learned, best practices and testimonials. Our community members have embraced Trello and it keeps our communications flowing and actions moving forward between our bi-weekly meetings.