2611, 2019

Compact fluorescent light bulbs

These days, everyone is talking about Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) as the best way to save energy when it comes to lighting. They last far longer and use electricity more efficiently than conventional incandescent bulbs because they do not produce wasted energy as heat as a by-product. The thing that many people do not know […]

By |November 26th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles|0 Comments
1911, 2019

Beer: bottle or can?

Beer lovers: if you worry about the ecological footprint of your beer containers, then you should opt for the classic, 341 ml brown bottle! Indeed, according to a life cycle analysis made by Recyc-Québec, the brown bottles have a lower impact compared to clear or green bottles or cans.

This comparatively better environmental performance is mainly […]

By |November 19th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles|0 Comments
1311, 2019

The recycling bin is not the new garbage can

A few years ago Canadians were shocked to see news footage of containers full of dirty recyclables and garbage turning up in Asia. Fed up with the poor quality material we were shipping, China now refuses recyclables from Canada. Personally, I think it is great that they refuse our recyclables, as it is time that […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Recycling|0 Comments
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