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How have you made your commute, a little greener? by Angela on February 29th, 2012

Although we would love to be able to indulge in that sort of green luxury, most of us remain realistic about how we can make our commute a little greener. What kind of change have you made to make your commute more eco-friendly? Do you take the bus, train or carpool? Or have you made the leap to a hybrid or electric car? How many of you have become greener commuters? Continue reading

Heavy duty cleaning that’s safe for your home. by Angela on February 29th, 2012

Doug from Temagami, ON shares a wonderful experience fighting 5 year old dirt and vegetation with Gloves Off Tough Stain Remover. He’s impressed with our Non-Toxic line of Tough Cleaners, have you given them a try? Continue reading

Introducing the #iQ Reuse Tips Series by Angela on September 9th, 2011

Thanks to our amazing fan base on our iQ Facebook page, we collected some great ideas from our “How do you Re-Use Contest”. So, we’re introducing the #iQReuseTips Series! A daily Re-Use Tip created for you, by you! Every day on Facebook and Twitter, iQ will feature a Re-Use Tip of the Day, created from your very own entries. With so many great comments and neat ideas, this is a great way to share them … Continue reading

What is your favourite Green Innovation? by Angela on July 21st, 2011

This past weekend, the Planet People team participated in the 2011 Live Green Festival in Toronto. The festival took over much of Yonge Street for the day and featured live music at Dundas Square and organizations of all types promoting ‘green living’. A wonderful and friendly crowd looking for ways to go green was able to learn about innovations including electric bikes, organic soaps and beauty products, and up-cycled clothing. Planet People promoted iQ, our … Continue reading

iQ in the News by Angela on July 12th, 2011

Early in the month of June, iQ was honoured with two amazing media hits promoting our new and upcoming brand.  Treehugger; an online media outlet devoted to driving sustainable products featured an in-depth interview with our Brand Director, Ami Shah on how iQ is re-designing the world of sustainable cleaning.  Take a look at the coverage found here.  The Las Vegas Review Journal also hosted a piece on environmentally friendly cleaning products featuring iQ as … Continue reading

What shade of Green are you? by Brad on October 12th, 2010

Recently Planet People had the pleasure of participating in the City of Toronto Live Green Festival. For two days, a normally congested strip of Yonge Street was transformed into a sea of Green, as eco-friendly product and service providers rubbed elbows with environment-conscious Torontonians. The show was a big success, with more than 40,000 people visiting the festival to learn how to ‘go green’. (To learn about the festival more visit All shades of … Continue reading

I *Heart* Reusable Bags by Candice on September 13th, 2010

I’m sure this has happened to you shopping: you have decided on what you want to purchase (for me this most likely means clothes or shoes) and head to the register only to have the cashier ask, “would you like a bag for 5 cents?” My response is always “No thanks”. Lucky for me I have a big enough purse that I can either stick the item right into it or use a reusable bag … Continue reading

Best Pack: Business with Purpose by Ami on August 20th, 2010 bestpack_01

For a lot of businesses, ‘giving back’ to the community is a once a year effort. For Best Pack, an Oakville based packaging company – it’s just their way of operating. Since 1984, Best Pack has provided a range of packaging services to companies like ours– from applying labels to packing products into boxes to assembling and filling of center aisle displays for shipment to retailers. What makes Best Pack special is that they are … Continue reading

Compostable Packaging by Ami on July 7th, 2010 pod

In a recent trip to London, I discovered this fantastic eco-friendly restaurant that’s taking its green efforts the extra mile! The restaurant is named POD ( and their mission is “fresh, seasonal, healthy food in compostable packaging”.  Yes, compostable packaging! Isn’t that great? From their company literature, they serve their “food in compostable packaging, which is made from plant matter, and [they] provide a composter in every pod.” I had to try it out for … Continue reading

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