Every year in Quebec, an impressive quantity of waste is produced.
Preserving the environment and sustainable development are taking root in simple day-to-day actions, whether they are taken at work, home or in public places.
In the context of Quebec waste reduction week (www.sqrd.com) from October 17 to 25, a broad range of tricks and tips have been made available to you to improve how you manage residual waste, both around the house and at work. Here are a few good ones!
It is possible to opt for meals without needless waste, meaning without waste that cannot be reused, composted or recycled.
Here are a few possible solutions:
Here are some tips about reducing paper use in your daily life:
At the end of their useful life, electronics can and must be sent to an official dropoff site where they can be recycled and reused. By doing so, you can give them a second life and help waste reduction!
Since spring 2015, the St-Thomas and MRC de Joliette ecocentres have become official drop-off points for the Electronic Products Recycling Association – Quebec (EPRA-Quebec). The list of accepted materials includes computers, computer and video game console peripherals, printers, scanners, fax machines, photocopiers, monitors and televisions, telephones, audio/video systems and more.
For the full list of accepted products, go to www.epra.ca.
The 4 Rs principle is the base for all responsible management of residual materials. It can be applied at all times and remains simple and effective.
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