Eco-Quartier News

1202, 2020

Second hand is cool again

Do you feel that the problem with second-hand shopping is that it is not easy to find something you like?

You have to invest a lot of time in finding a store, digging through lots of old rags and random outfits before you can find ‘the one’ – time to make it easier!

With the […]

By |February 12th, 2020|Eco-Quartier News, Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
2801, 2020

Reduce Food Waste with ‘FoodHero’!

Did you know that 58% of food produced in Canada is lost or wasted every year? That represents 35.5 million tons of produce!

According to a recent study conducted by Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International, one third of this food – […]

By |January 28th, 2020|Eco-Quartier News, Food waste, Nouvelles|0 Comments
2512, 2019

Special pick up schedule for holiday tree

There are two ways to recycle and transform your holiday tree into mulch :

  • On Wednesdays, January 8th & 15th, 2020, residents can deposit their natural holiday trees on the curb before 7 a.m. In the case of a snowstorm, pickup will be postponed until the following Wednesday. All of the trees collected will be recycled […]
  • By |December 25th, 2019|Cleanliness, Composting, Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles, Recycling|0 Comments
    1912, 2019

    How to avoid BPA?

    A study from 2018 by Health Canada showed that Canadian exposure to BPA (a chemical found in plastics) has been on the decline in the past couple of years. Nevertheless, it is still important to remember that chemicals in plastics can be
    a risk for your health, the health of children and the environmental health. In […]

    By |December 19th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles|0 Comments
    412, 2019

    Ever wonder why there are phosphates in laundry detergent?

    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 […]

    By |December 4th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
    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
    2910, 2019

    Getting Energy From Compost? Breaking Down Biomethanation in Montreal

    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.

    Montreal’s […]

    By |October 29th, 2019|Composting, Eco-Quartier News, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments
    2210, 2019

    Save a tree!

    In NDG, we love our trees. Why wouldn’t we? They are living organisms that provide us with oxygen to breathe, filter and clean the air, store carbon, provide shade, cool the air, allow for habitats for wildlife, and beautify homes and streets. So when we see the city cutting down these precious trees, it rightfully […]

    By |October 22nd, 2019|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
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