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The Yukon Refillery

The Yukon Refillery

Located in the Horwoods Mall the Yukon Refillery is an exciting new low-waste business in Whitehorse. They offer a range of high quality environmentally conscious personal care, household cleaning, and laundry products for sale by weight using your own re-used containers. We sat down with Michelle who opened the business…

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Firebean Coffee Roasters

Firebean Coffee Roasters

If you enjoy local coffee, then you probably know Firebean Coffee Roasters. The small-batch Yukon roaster is bringing old school techniques to the forefront of the northern coffee roasting scene. Sole proprietor Michael Russo calls his small business a case of “accidental entrepreneurship”. What started out as a hobby has…

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Clayton Peacock

Clayton Peacock

Clay Peacock in front of a pile of cured compost, ready for use. (Photo: Zero Waste Yukon)   If you’re familiar with the City of Whitehorse’s compost program, you may know that it’s come a long way in the last 6 years. One of the main reasons for the program’s…

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Aroma Borealis

Aroma Borealis

Since 1998, Aroma Borealis has provided locally made natural herbal health and aromatherapy products to Yukoners. Their products are a reflection of the northern boreal forest and the people who live here. They also strive to create products that are kind to the Earth, and this environmental commitment extends into…

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Riverside Grocery

Riverside Grocery

Guest post alert! We asked the folks at Riverside Grocery to tell us about their Zero Waste efforts – here’s their story!   Moving towards Zero Waste has been a work in progress for us. Beginning with single use plastic grocery bags, we continue to brainstorm ways to eliminate more…

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