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The Holiday season is upon us, and for some, that means lights, decorations ... and glitter?

You may want to rethink the last one.

Tim Gray, the executive director of Environmental Defence, says tiny flecks of glitter can pose problems for the environment.

Many people don't realize that glitter is tiny plastic pieces -- or microplastics -- that don't break down in the environment.

"If they end up in our water or end up going down your drain when they get washed off things, they go right through the sewage plant and into our lakes and oceans," Gray says.

Did you know that globally last year, the total amount of electronic waste reached 53.6 million metric tonnes? With such rapid advances in technology and endless new innovative products released every year, electronic waste will quickly become one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world.

With these simple food waste tips, you’ll get more out of your groceries! Refrigerating and freezing, canning and dehydrating, as well as portioning and storage all have a big impact on keeping your food fresh for longer. You can reduce food waste at home by following these tips found here:  




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