After being the first city in the world to transform waste into biofuel and chemicals, Edmonton has something really cool to brag about: the city gets cleaner every year. According to the Capital City Clean Up’s Litter Audit report for 2014, there had been a 44 per cent decrease in Edmonton’s large litter, and a 41 per cent reduction in small litter on city streets since 2009. Overall, Edmontonians have been working toward a cleaner city, said Councillor Bev Esslinger. However, officials agree there is more work to be done. [Read more…]
Many business owners understand that a fresh new look can easily attract new customers and increase sales. According to a report from The Edmonton Journal, a prestigious resort in Alberta is doing just that, as it is primed for a fantastic new makeover:
The modern television may be less than a hundred years old, but there are only a few pieces of technology that have been as influential. Over the course of its existence, TV has affected the way people think, talk, eat, behave, and even dress. In fact, TV is such a trendsetter that Garry Marr of the Financial Post noted that home improvement programs might explain the sudden rush of renovation projects among Canadians: [Read more…]
When planning a home renovation project, you have to take into account the amount of waste that will be collected from dismantling, repainting, and installation. The volume of waste will depend on the extent of the makeover. Renovation that involves a full roof or wall replacement, for example, will likely yield tons of dismantled materials and other wastes, which have to be disposed of properly and immediately to prevent accidents and contamination. [Read more…]
Hoarding is a compulsive behavior disorder that drives sufferers to acquire material possessions in excessive amounts. There are some hoarders who accumulate objects in poor or unhygienic conditions, which pose immediate health risks to themselves and their neighbors.
Canada is no stranger to cases of hoarding. Reports from 2010 classified some 27,000 people as hoarders in Toronto, 24,600 from Ottawa, 22,800 from Calgary, and another 13,000 from Vancouver.
When building managers and investors hear the word ‘green’, their thoughts naturally turn to considerations like eco-friendly energy sources and improving energy efficiency. What they often fail to realise is that adopting an environment-friendly waste management system offers as much green potential as any other energy-saving systems.