In other recycling newsA grocery store on a small Canadian island is operating without the use of plastic, and the head of an Oregon charity is lauded for his reuse efforts.

Reuse guru: The Eugene Weekly is praising the actions of Terry McDonald, the executive director of St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County (Oregon). Under his leadership, the Catholic charity has turned used candles into skateboard wax, created earrings out of old vinyl records, and started one of the first mattress recycling programs in the country.

Zero-waste groceries: Salt Spring Island, located off the coast of British Columbia, is home to Canada’s first zero-waste grocery store. Everything inside the store, called Green, is plastic- free and packaging as a whole is limited, according to Global News.

Going for the gold: The National Waste & Recycling Association’s Chaz Miller asks what the limits of recycling are in his recent editorial for Waste360.