I’ve been using Method products for quite a few years and love them, but my favourite product right now is the lavender scented all-purpose cleaner. I carry this guy from the bathroom to the kitchen and it cuts the grime and grease with ease, without leaving a build up behind. Oh, and it smells uh-mazing!! Filling the room with a soft lavender scent that I can’t get enough of!
Like all Method products, it’s non toxic and the bottles are made with 100% recyclable materials. It makes me feel good knowing I’m using products that won’t harm my family or the environment and this one is no exception. With the ingredients being derived from natural sources, it makes this powerful cleaner biodegradable which I love b/c I can clean my home knowing I am not flushing harsh chemicals down the drain and into our waterways. Swim fishes swim! It’s cruelty free (yay) and doesn’t contain ingredients harmful to you and your family, so we can spray away and feel good doing it!
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The June 2020 edition of the eco-train Newsletter highlights some the key happenings at eco-train during the month of June. This edition includes updates on the Plastic Pollution Problem, World Oceans Day “Lifeproof – WAKE PROMO”, The Ocean Legacy Foundation and updates on the roll out of the Case Recovery Program in Canada.
Leading scientists worldwide have determined that we need to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030. World Oceans Day joins with many organizations on this important initiative. By signing the petition you are telling world leaders that you want action too! Working together we can protect our blue planet home for all!
To help, click on the link below and sign the Petition. Thank-you!
For 2020 World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. This critical need is called 30×30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy home for all!
The Ocean Legacy Foundation is a Canadian based, internationally recognized NON-PROFIT organization that has developed a world leading PLASTIC POLLUTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE™ program called EPIC. This dynamic and INTEGRATIVE approach combines 4 main components; EDUCATION, POLICY, INFRASTRUCTURE and CLEANUP. Our goal is to give plastic waste an ECONOMIC VALUE to stimulate the plastic circular economy and provide communities the LONG-TERM TOOLS they need to STEWARD THEIR ENVIRONMENT keeping PLASTIC OUT OF THE OCEANS.
Our vision is to promote the greatest possible value of Canadian biomass and residual products while promoting the goals of reducing the carbon footprint and the efficient stewardship of natural capital for generations to come. The development of a rigorous bioeconomy is the platform that will help society respond to environmental challenges and continue the evolution of biorefineries and clusters that will reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Benefits include sustainable economic growth, particularly for rural economies, and the creation of new high-skilled jobs.
BioDesign is an industry-led consortium of companies, associations, academic and research institutions from several sectors that is focused on using the potential of Canada’s natural resources to accelerate Canada’s transition to a sustainable, low-carbon society. Its advocates believe that a new global biomass-based industry is evolving, that the industry will grow rapidly, and that Canada has a unique opportunity to participate and lead the development of this new industry as a key participant.
BioDesign has the potential to generate $6 billion in economic growth; 64,200 new direct and indirect jobs; and a reduction in greenhouse gases of 4 million tonnes per year.
Canada’s Bioeconomy Strategy
In May 2019, BioDesign released Canada’s first national bioeconomy strategy, representing the vision of more than 400 industry representatives from across the country.
The Strategy recommends action on four key priority areas identified in foundational work by the Advisory Council on Economic Growth, the Economic Sector Strategy Tables, and Canada’s forestry ministers. These priority areas are:
Implementing a modernized regulatory system that enables innovation, provides certainty to industry and enables the bioeconomy;
Establishing exemplary stewardship of Canada’s natural capital including agricultural and forestry;
Having a business climate that supports the scaling up of Canadian companies and makes Canada a leading nation in the bioeconomy and a country in which to invest; and
Supporting a strong sustainable innovation ecosystem with an emphasis on high performing clusters, job training and skills development.
Consultations with industry concluded that a national strategy was needed to fully advance Canada’s bioeconomy. The Strategy recognizes the role of innovation clusters and ecosystems, which are key to advancing Canada’s bioeconomy. These ecosytems facilitate links between producers, SMEs and large companies throughout the value chain, both domestically and internationally, and include biomass producers and processors, as well as companies manufacturing products producing bioenergy, biofuels, biochemicals, biomaterials, and consumer products.
With this Strategy, the industry has identified ways in which Canada’s competitive advantages, including access to biomass, international leadership in forestry and agriculture, sustainable resource management and a workforce can make Canada a world leader.
The recommendations focus on commercializing innovation to enable the growth of larger companies, and on the adoption of Canadian products and processes in international value chains.
The recommendations call on the government to develop policies and regulations and to provide support to businesses and the agriculture and forestry sectors in order to adopt practices and new technologies that improve the stewardship of natural resources and increase productivity.