TreeHugger Mom Says, It's In The Bin!

Ever wonder where TreeHugger writers get their inspiration and spunk? Meet a TreeHugger mom, Patsy from Newmarket, Ontario. Israel's writer Karin is back in the Canadian nest for a few weeks where she discovers her mother's latest environmental passion: the new green bin collection program. Patsy says, the bin is in! In an effort to reduce landfill (by up to 65%) York Region has developed a large-scale organic waste compost collection. Diapers, kitty litter, cooked meat products and even used microwave popcorn bags can go in the bin. The city comes and picks it up once a week. ::Green Bin Website

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