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From castoff to couture: Trashion show at Vancouver library lands Saturday

May 16, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Clark County has a thriving community of designers creating new fashions from used clothes. That’s a good thing, seeing as synthetic fabrics like polyester take hundreds of years to break… Read story

Unwanted stuff given sense of RePurpose at Vancouver center

April 5, 2024, 6:08am Business

The RePurpose Center’s Sunny Rae Hanna waved her hand over a cluster of tiny bicycles sitting in a small warehouse and smiled. Read story

Derek Ranta, Waste Connections district manager, walks through the curbside oil area at West Van Materials Recovery Center on Monday afternoon.

Advocates want to see recycling rates in Clark County, state climb beyond already solid numbers

Derek Ranta, Waste Connections district manager, walks through the curbside oil area at West Van Materials Recovery Center on Monday afternoon.

November 15, 2023, 6:09am Business

Washington’s recycling rate soars beyond the rest of the country, but leaders in the state’s waste and recycling industry want this number to climb even higher. Read story

Miki Landis repairs a frayed section of quilt at her sewing store, The Enchanted Rose Emporium. She teaches a variety of workshops to help people get comfortable with basic repairs.

Mend & Make Marvelous: Two Clark County businesses help customers get the most out of their clothes

Miki Landis repairs a frayed section of quilt at her sewing store, The Enchanted Rose Emporium. She teaches a variety of workshops to help people get comfortable with basic repairs.

March 26, 2023, 6:04am Business

Maybe you’ve got a bundle of clothes taking up space in your closet or drawers, stuck in waiting-to-be-mended limbo. Maybe it’s your favorite sweater from 1987 with moth holes, your grandmother’s vintage poodle skirt with the broken zipper or a fabulous pair of pants that just doesn’t fit right. You… Read story

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Reducing, recycling easy in Clark County — but also tricky

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January 15, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

Still swimming in cardboard boxes, block foam, bubble wrap and colored lights — not to mention that bizarrely off-the-mark present from you-know-who? Read story

The Boy Scouts will hold their annual Christmas tree recycling event on Jan. 7.

Recycle Christmas tree, holiday lights in Clark County

The Boy Scouts will hold their annual Christmas tree recycling event on Jan. 7.

December 26, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Now that the holiday is over, Clark County Public Health urges everyone to keep their Christmas trees — those symbols of rebirth and renewal, the generosity of nature, the goodness of God, take your pick — from becoming nothing but garbage. Read story

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Reuse, reduce, recycle for greener holiday season in Clark County

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December 22, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Gifts and wrapping paper, lights and decorations, yummy things to nibble and nosh. Sounds delightful, but there’s a downside to all that seasonal celebration: vast amounts of extra trash. Read story

A shopper walks in front of a Loop return bin Tuesday at the Grand Central Fred Meyer. The company is partnering with Loop, which offers reusable packaging for select groceries.

Reusable packaging gets in the Loop at Fred Meyer stores

A shopper walks in front of a Loop return bin Tuesday at the Grand Central Fred Meyer. The company is partnering with Loop, which offers reusable packaging for select groceries.

March 1, 2022, 6:03am Business

Grocery shoppers are used to buying food knowing that the containers the food is in will either have to be thrown away or recycled. But now for shoppers at Portland-area Fred Meyer stores, there’s a third option: they can be reused. Read story

Patty Page has helped organize a recycling effort at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver for the past decade.

What really happens to plastics intended for recycling in Clark County?

Patty Page has helped organize a recycling effort at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver for the past decade.

November 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Tracking disposal of packaging, products a complex task that frustrates those seeking to boost recycling, cut down on trash Read story

Waste Connections' new RecyclePlus service collects items that can't go in the blue bins.

Waste Connections launches RecyclePlus program in Vancouver

Waste Connections' new RecyclePlus service collects items that can't go in the blue bins.

September 3, 2021, 6:01am Business

Conservation-minded Vancouver residents now have not one but two new services that collect hard-to-recycle items. Read story