Reduce, Reuse and Rethink

Rethinking the way you recycle is the focus of our Reduce, Reuse and Rethink collection. It explores why Canadian communities are at a turning point when it comes to recycling and considering ways to do it better.

  • 2018
  • 9-12
  • 13 Titles

Included in this collection

Marketplace Are you being served? / Coffee cups update

Are you being served?: Scanning your own groceries, booking your travel, printing your own tickets, selecting your own seats. It’s not just about convenience: we’re doing a lot of work ourselves that companies used to do for us. But while we’re doing the work, are we seeing the savings? - - Coffee cups update: Last fall, we revealed that cups ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/23/2016

Marketplace Coffee cups: Do the coffee giants really recycle?

We love our take out coffee, but what happens to all those cups? Coffee companies like Tim Hortons and Starbucks say they recycle them. We stake out two coffee giants and find out how green those promises really are. Canadians drink about 1.5 billion cups of coffee a year: That’s over half a million trees’ worth, enough to fill more ...
  • 2016
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2016

The National Green Sweep: Transforming Our Trash

Canadians are generating more waste than ever. But even if we reduce our garbage as much as we can, what can we do with the waste that's left? This series of six mini-documentaries from The National looks at innovative ways some Canadians already recycle and re-use, as well as the big-ticket items we still struggle to scrap responsibly. Whether it's the runaway ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Harvesting the City

Fashioning a new industry out of scraps, cleaning up with dirty diapers and making a meal out of leftovers: this isn't just recycling, it's a whole new way of harvesting the city. We take a look at what your garbage becomes and it's a fascinating journey. Learn about the entrepreneurs and the new industries that are turning our garbage into ...
  • 1996
  • 00:25:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National How your lifestyle is making recycling unsustainable New

Our changing lifestyle is making the standard “blue box recycling” unsustainable as communities struggle to adapt to more plastics and fewer newspapers. New composite plastics are harder to recycle so new technologies are needed — and that means higher costs for local governments.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

What a Waste Leftovers

This series has explored waste of all kinds from nuclear to electronic, to water waste and space junk. This week, host Torah Kachur looks at all of the other types of waste that pile up. Call it the leftovers edition. From paper to cigarette butts to tires, it's the garbage catch-all.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

The National Recycling incorrectly can cost taxpayers big time New

Recycling incorrectly can cost taxpayers big time. From not rinsing out containers to throwing garbage into the recycling, contaminating your blue bin can do more harm than good.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The National Rethink the way you recycle New

Rethinking the way you recycle is the focus of CBC News series Reduce, Reuse and Rethink. It explores why Canadian communities are at a turning point when it comes to recycling and exploring ways to do it better. Much of the reason is because of a decision by China to crack down on foreign waste. About half of the world's recyclables ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]