The one-person household is one of the fastest growing demographics in our country.
By 2025, Canada’s population could include five million people who live alone. Those who live alone tend to cook less, but the food industry has plans for them.
Where does it go from here?
China, which once processed much of the world's scrap, has slashed imports of "foreign garbage." What can the US do to step up recycling at home?
Plastic packaging could soon be compostable or edible.
Much of the trash on Canadian shorelines can be traced to five food companies. We could soon see more compostable and edible packaging.
Food packaging is one of the top uses for plastic in consumer goods.
Bio-based plastics made from natural sources break down more easily than conventional plastic, without producing toxic byproducts. But for this to happen they have to be composted, not buried in landfills.
Single-use biodegradable plastics include claims that they break down quickly into benign end products, but the reality is more complex.
New types of biodegradable or compostable plastic products seem to offer an alternative to conventional plastics. But they may be no better for the environment.