My name is Piper. I am the co-pilot on this low impact road trip.With my family, Buddy Boyd and Barbara Hetherington, we are travelling across Canada in our new Chevy Bolt EV.

 

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Zero Waste

We are taking Zero Waste Canada on the road. Buddy and I as two of the directors of Zero Waste Canada are taking a road trip across Canada . 

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October 11, 2017

For two life- seasoned Canadians travelling across Canada, life on the road was full of lessons about our magnificent country and lessons about our lives.

Living out of a suitcase, staying in a different community almost every night for almost two months gave us some real life lessons about having a Zero Waste lifestyle.

Here are 5 Zero Waste lessons learned on the road.

  1. We don’t need all this crap.

The big realization when...

September 27, 2017

Morning rituals help create Zero Waste on the road

September 6, 2017

One of the issues we faced travelling with a dog while trying to reduce the waste we created and not wanting to leave garbage in the many communities we visited across Canada was poop; Piper’s poop to be precise.

So here was the challenge of being a responsible pet owner and trying not to make garbage while staying in hotels and being in unfamiliar communities.

While Piper may think toilets are wonderful water fountains and grea...

July 17, 2017

Crazy Fries Zero Waste style

When you are travelling and eating on the road reducing the waste can be challenging.

We live in an imperfect world and we travel in it.

Sometimes you just cannot predict if the sauce or salad dressing will be coming in a plastic container.

This is our story of a marvelous chip truck in Wawa Ontario called Crazy Fries.

It is a funky little stand with a log front and a giant french fry standing by the fe...

June 16, 2017

what to take on the road for a Zero Waste road trip

April 3, 2017

When planning a Zero Waste road trip across Canada possibly for two months the issue of discard management becomes part of the process. Obviously we are trying to create as little waste as possible and we want to be respectful of the communities we visit.

This is a trip about being mindful so we are thinking of efficient storage of any food we carry, and eliminating as much food waste as possible. We will be following best prac...

February 18, 2017

Living a Zero Waste lifestyle is possible and beneficial.

February 15, 2017

We will be doing our best  to reduce our waste  and unlike the picture shown we will remember no plastic straws.

If you have a Zero waste story or business or product we would love to meet you on our trip across Canada.
 
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