Eco-trends: Six ways we'll live more sustainably this year

By Mark Wessel, Ottawa Citizen, February 4, 2020

This year I predict we’ll finally gain a 2020 perspective on sustainability (and yes, you’ll soon tire of that analogy if you haven’t already), by reducing our carbon footprint in response to a combination of incentives, fines and practices deemed no longer acceptable. We’ll also become more sustainable simply because we feel good doing something positive about the environment.

Here is a list of six top-of-mind actions and initiatives many of us will embrace this year, associated with living a more sustainable lifestyle.

1. We’ll pass on single-use plastics. Canada is set to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, but already a growing number of retailers are leading the change. For instance, Sobeys announced last year that it would phase out all plastic bags by February 2020. Plastic straws and cutlery are also on our collective radar.

2. Reusable will become cool.

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