Holding a yard or garage sale is one lucrative option for getting rid of things that a household is no longer using. While homeowners may find no use for these items any longer, however, others might still find value in it. It also doesn’t hurt that the original owner earns extra money in the process of relieving their home of their old stuff. This method isn’t practical all the time, though. Sometimes, one has to know when going for junk removal is the better option.
The city of Edmonton is particular about waste management. Just last March, the Edmonton Sun reported that the city has opened an Eco Station in Kennedale. These facilities are used by the city for getting rid of hazardous waste. The station also has a Reuse Area where people can pick up items that are still reusable. The launch of yet another Eco Station further proves just how committed the city is to environment protection and, at the same time, provide convenient ways for its residents to join the movement. [Read more…]
In late March, 2015, Edmonton mayor Don Iveson took a trip to China to spearhead a trade mission that would span two weeks. He would also head from China to the Local Governments for Sustainability Conference in Seoul, Korea. The Edmonton Journal reports that the purpose of the trip is to potentially market the city’s knowledge of waste management to China, since Iveson says that there are great opportunities for the city in Chinese markets. [Read more…]
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…]
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 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.