Pills, Cigarette Butts & Waste Water

Feb 28, 2021 by LetsTalkTrash

Move over microplastics, there's a new villain in town. What have you flushed down the drain lately? Pills, cleaning products, paint from brushes, or even bacteria, fungi and metals, maybe?  Do these contaminants of emerging concern need to be better regulated? We talk with a City Councilor and informed concerned citizen about their efforts to do just that. 

We tap into the Hold Onto your Butts campaign as well, to hear about the unexpected consequences of tossing cigarette butts and what some towns are doing to offer a safer alternative.

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National Zero Waste Conference 2020 inspiring highlights

Dec 30, 2020 by LetsTalkTrash

This 118th episode casts some rays of hope on the future of the planet. We share highlights from the annual National Zero Waste Conference held in November.  2020's virtual conference focused on how the circular economy is already transforming the ways we produce, use and circulate goods and services. May you be inspired by the change-makers designing out waste, keeping valuable materials in circulation and regenerating natural systems while creating new economic opportunities and opening the doors to a more inclusive prosperity.

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Making-Peace-with-Invasive-Plants-Lets-Talk-Trash

Sep 3, 2020 by LetsTalkTrash

Making Peace with Invasives

Weeds and invasive species. Are they friend or foe? We look at these sometimes maligned plants from a few angles in this episode. Aryuvedic practitioner, Todd Coldecott, chimes on their role in rebalancing both the planet and our wellness. Founder of No Spray Powell River, Lisa-Marie Bhattacharya, shares how pest management practices affect biodiversity, and finally Karen Skadesheim, talks about using so-called invasives as materials for basketry and other creative endeavors.

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The PowTown GetDown 2020_07_24

Jul 25, 2020 by PowTown

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The PowTown GetDown 2020_06_12

Jun 13, 2020 by PowTown

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The PowTown GetDown2020_06_05

Jun 10, 2020 by PowTown

Two hours of reggae and dub poetry, a soundtrack for revolution! 

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The PowTown GetDown 2020_05_29

May 30, 2020 by PowTown

The first hour is a reggae party celebrating PowTown GetDown's syndication to JEMP Radio! That's right! We will be getting down with a bigger audience Sundays at 6pm PST at www.jempradio.com Still live on Fridays!

The second hour is an expression in music, and some ranting, of the rage and dispair many people are feeling right now as yet another person of colour was murdered by killer cops. We demand justice for George Floyd. Black lives matter!

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Waste Reduction during COVID & Homemade Beauty Recipes

May 1, 2020 by CJMP

This episode follows the silver linings during COVID. Green gardening tips using materials from your recycling bin, tips on waste reduction through home composting ideas, and recipes for homemade shampoo and face masks (not the kind with elastic bands!).

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The PowTown LockDown 2020_04_24

Apr 25, 2020 by PowTown

 

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Mushroom vs Plastic: Who'd Win?

Mar 25, 2020 by LetsTalkTrash

Would you live in a house made from mushrooms? Would you wear a suit embroidered with fungal spores to help decompose your corpse? Fungus has always been among us and now we are more actively seeking a symbiotic relationship.  This episode explores the role of mushrooms in reducing the waste we produce, as well as cleaning up the waste we inevitably do create.

Cognitive Scientist & Mycologist, Theo Rosenfeld also shares how mushrooms can be key to physical and mental wellness during times of personal and even global crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mushroom vs Plastic: Who Wins?

Mar 25, 2020 by LetsTalkTrash

Would you live in a house made from mushrooms? Would you wear a suit embroidered with fungal spores to help decompose your corpse? Fungus has always been among us and now we are more actively seeking a symbiotic relationship.  This episode explores the role of mushrooms in reducing the waste we produce, as well as cleaning up the waste we inevitably do create.

Cognitive Scientist & Mycologist, Theo Rosenfeld also shares how mushrooms can be key to physical and mental wellness during times of personal and even global crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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S A N D through the hOUR G L A S S

Sep 30, 2019 by LetsTalkTrash

S A N D is the most consumed resource on the planet after water and air, and we are gobbling it up fast, mostly in the form of aggregate for our concrete jungles.

We'll also dive into the G L A S S vs plastic bottle debate.  Which is better?  And why are only some kinds of glass accepted at recycling depots?

With sand in rapid depletion, we'll brainstorm ways we might dovetail our use of glass with our need for sand in construction.

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Drain Strain (Waste Veggie Oil, Garburators, and Sewage Sludge)

Aug 30, 2019 by LetsTalkTrash

All about the strain we put on our drain...and the planet, when we flush, pour, rinse or otherwise release items down our drains. We look into garburators - the pros and cons, waste veggie oil conversion into fuel, and talk biosolids (aka sewage sludge) with a UBC post-grad (Robin Harder). How do we manage this resource when it's contaminated with heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and microplastics?

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42 Fish: Sunshine Therapy

Aug 30, 2019 by 42 Fish

Your Cousin Awd is in full preparation mode for September! 
Fabulous alliterations fill your earholes as Fall finally arrives and your cousin gets ready to Emcee The Sunshine Music Fest. 

Featuring

  • Interviews with young TlaAmin jɛjɛ who spent their summer working towards their futures
  • Therapy Lessons from Death Becomes Us with PJ Kelly
    • I'm Not Kreskin / You're Not Mother Theresa 
  • Jacqueline Mathieu You Tell A Story - segment of Documentary 

Music

  • Kaia Kater - CrabBucket
  • Nasti Weather - Slice
  • Tonye - Back In the Day
  • Tom Richardson - Healing Heartbeat
  • Luke Wallace - Pale Kids
  • Frank Waln - Treaties
  • Donita Large - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • Della Reece - Compared to What

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Microplastics - Latest Research

Jul 29, 2019 by LetsTalkTrash

In this episode, we go further into the topic of Microplastics and look at a recent study that was published out of the University of Victoria. The lead researcher on the project, Garth Covernton, brought forth an estimate of just how much microplastic we are consuming on an annual basis. Tune in to find out more!

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