On this Global Recycling Day, Lussier Dale Parizeau would like to highlight the importance of recycling and its effects on the environment, a cause that is important to the company.
Recycling is an important factor in conserving natural resources and greatly contributes towards improving the environment. Below are some helpful hints about recycling in and around the home.
Recycling in and around the home can be easy when you know how. Thinking carefully about what products you buy at the supermarket and how to recycle them is the first step towards efficient recycling.
1. Find ways of recycling different materials:
Many materials can be recycled, such as paper, plastic, metal and glass. Other items such as furniture, electronic equipment, building material and vehicles can also be recycled but many people don’t often think to do so.
2. Buy products that can be recycled:
When shopping at the supermarket, buy products that can be recycled easily such as glass jars and tin cans.
3, Buy products that have been made from recycled material:
You can tell if a product is eco-friendly by looking at the label on the packaging.
Make sure you have a recycle bin in your home. Keep it in an obvious place so you won’t forget to use it. Request a recycling bin here: https://beta.montreal.ca/en/fiches-services/request-recycling-bin
Recycling in the Garden
By recycling garden products and planting trees, you can help improve the environment in your back garden.
Composting is a process where waste degrades into compost, which can then be used in your garden to help it grow. It is an excellent way to recycle garden and kitchen waste such as plant trimmings and leftover food.
2. Grass cycling:
Grass cycling is an excellent way of recycling grass cuttings after mowing the lawn. Simply leave the cuttings on the ground instead of throwing them away, they will turn into nutrients and act as a fertiliser in the soil.
3. Planting trees:
Planting trees in your garden helps to improve the environment by reducing global warming and providing a home for many animals.
Recycling in the Community
Recycling begins but does not end in your home. Find out how you could improve your local community’s resources.
1. Local recycling facilities:
Facilities are provided for community use. Find out where your local recycling facilities are and how to use them.
2. Schools and businesses:
Your everyday environment can play an important role in recycling. Follow the recycling schemes provided by your school or workplace and think about ways to improve them.
3. Community projects:
Become involved in local community projects regarding recycling by donating money or providing and implementing new ideas. Find out more on Quebec’s recycling initiatives and how you can get involved here: https://www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/ (in French only).