Phosphates are used in a wide variety of applications, including laundry detergent. While they help get clothes cleaner
and fresher faster, they are not that great for human health. Once the phosphates are used to wash your clothes, some might actually be left over after the final rinse cycle. It is therefore possible you might inhale […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Brown bins have become a fixture in NDG, and thanks to residential support, we are now able to divert tons of organic waste away from landfills. While we know that composting is good for the environment, it’s not always exactly clear what happens to your kitchen scraps once your brown bin has been picked up.
Here at the Eco-Quartier NDG, we love water conservation. It’s a precious resource, and its continued supply and cleanliness is essential to our health and the environment.
We encourage everyone to cross-examine their daily habits to see where we can save water and prevent runoff from re-entering the filtration system, with suggestions such as turning […]
Looking for the ideal way to add nutrients to your garden or houseplants?
Forget synthetic products home-grown compost (or humus) is the answer! The city has transformed its green waste into fantastic compost over the course of the year. Now it’s ready to be picked up to improve the quality of your soil come and get […]
If you’re tired of spending money on name brand cosmetics that haven’t had the desired effect for a long time, if you do not want to buy expensive natural cosmetics or simply avoid using the products whose ingredients most often contain chemicals, then it’s time to try making your own natural herbal, fruit or vegetable […]
The School Supply collection program is back for its fourth year!
After a successful collection period at the end of the 2017-2018 school year and distribution of school supplies to fifteen families for the 2018-2019 academic year, we are excited to be launching the program yet again. We work in collaboration with NDG schools, who […]