Earth Tag

Woot Woot! We're on a roll! Our Earth Month festivities are rolling along, full steam ahead! This past weekend we took a little break after spending two days at the Mayfair Shopping Centre in Victoria and another two days at Kerry Park Arena in Mill Bay collecting assorted electronic waste, small appliances, scrap metal, light bulbs, batteries and whatever is on the accepted list that Island Return It can recycled! We've been having so much fun meeting all of you, answering questions and working with partners like Pacific Rim Mall and  UsedAlberni.com. Now that we are refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated we're ready to head further North to Port Alberni's Pacific Rim Mall.   We will be collecting small appliances (i.e. toasters, electric toothbrushes, coffee makers, kettles etc.), electronics (i.e. TVs, VCRs, Computers, cables, stereos etc.), batteries of all shapes and sizes, light bulbs, soft plastics, bottles and cans and even small quantities of Styrofoam. For a...

Perhaps you've noticed from our Twitter and Google Plus streams, we like to share interesting news from the world of recycling and environmental responsibility.  There are so many great ideas out there that we feel compelled to share them with you regularly. Sometimes, though, its nice to have a list of great reading material that you can refer to. With that in mind we proudly present: Island Return It's Favourite Blogs 2014 1) Zero Waste Cowichan - This blog is written by the Cowichan Valley Regional District's Zero Waste Challenge team. It includes local news, helpful information and fun facts. 2) UsedBlog - UsedEverywhere.com writes a fun blog centered around reusing products, upcycling and being creative while staying true to green themes and values. 3) My Zero Waste - This blog chronicles the efforts made by one family to dramatically reduce the amount of trash they have created since 2004. 4) Grist - Grist is a "Beacon in...