“Flushable” items and pharmaceuticals aren’t flushable after all, two new reports say

Since my earliest memories in the early 1990s, I was taught not to flush certain things like hair or paper towel because they would plug the toilet. The fear of embarrassment from plugging a toilet at a friend’s place has stopped me from flushing anything but toilet paper down the toilet. Over the last decade, an increasing number of consumer products are being touted as “flushable”. These products range from facial tissue, moist wipes, toddler…

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Promising development at CIHR: an early career researcher on the governing council

Last week, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada’s minister of health, announced that a postdoctoral fellow has been appointed to serve as a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) governing council. Brianne Kent’s appointment to the governing council was made by the federal cabinet, which also has the mandate to manage the roughly $1 billion in public funds that Canada invests annually in health research and to ensure that the expectations outlined in the…

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La décroissance conviviale

Le Festival était organisé par le Collectif décroissance conviviale de Montréal, et regroupait de nombreuses participantes bien réseautées dans ce mouvement marginal où je me trouvais bien à l’aise. La réalisation que je n’étais pas bien réseauté avec ce mouvement, en dépit de nombreux contacts par mon blogue, m’a amené à la décision de créer une page Facebook (à venir)… C’était dans la plus grande informalité que le Festival de la décroissance conviviale a eu…

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