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Here's To No Longer Being Single

May 25, 2018 | Chad Hildebrand

Earlier this week, the CBC (AKA the Canadian Broadcasting Company) actually brought up a good point... not that we are saying its unusual... about plastic pollution. Without a doubt straws suck. In fact, we #gostrawless on the daily but what about other single-use items that need to be on our ban list?


Happy Birthday Balloons Are Making Us Sad


In addition to those nasty straws... balloons, food containers, plastic cutlery and netting are finding their way into our ecosystem and posing serious health risks for both animals and humans alike. So, if we want our furry friends to make it to their next birthday, we may want to hold off on the balloons and give out hugs and high-fives instead.


The good news is that nearly everyone is taking notice, including our hero of the week, Vancouver. The city voted to ban all plastic straws, foam cups and containers by this time next year. And by 2040, the city plans to be "zero waste." We are on board too, but how do we stop getting so wasted?


This 5 bullet handy-dandy list can help us make better decisions:

  • Avoid

  • Reduce

  • Reuse

  • Recycle

  • Dispose


So, every time you plan to consume something, ask yourself if any of the above will work for you. For instance, I can avoid straws, reduce the number of birthday balloons I purchase, reuse my paper bags, recycle those Amazon boxes and dispose as little as possible.


Read the full article here.


We Have Soiled Ourselves


And our friends at the United Nations Environment Program are reminding us. Fortunately, small changes in our habits can avoid further shame. At the Global Symposium on Soil Pollution held in Rome earlier this month, over 500 scientists and policymakers came together to raise awareness and come up with some solutions. But they need our help.


Read more about it here.


Soil pollution/contamination is pretty scary stuff. We know that it can cause neuromuscular blockade (which doesn't help when you want to move about), depression of the central nervous system (we need the CNS to do things like breath), headaches, nausea, fatigue, eye irritation and rash... hmmm... sounds a lot like the disclaimer at the end of pharmaceutical commercial.


At Remedy Hike, its pretty obvious that we like to use our very own leg muscles to traverse the hiking trails whilst breathing in some fresh air without feeling nauseated. So, we will certainly be doing our part to stomp out any wasteful ways as much as humanly possible. We invite you to join us in our commitment to a better planet... AND on the next #remedyhike.

We will always be disappointed that a group of squid isn't called a squad.


Remedy Hike is on a mission to change the way we think about our health. We hike for change. Because we see Health Outside the Ordinary.



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