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Jun 1, 2017

Solid Waste Management (Recycling)


The environmental problem of landfills is a difficult one to fix. As waste accumulates in landfills, the problem becomes larger and larger with no easy fix.
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Strathcona Cleaners utilizes many different practices in order to minimize its impact on the environment. Solid waste management, more commonly known as recycling, is a crucial practice in reducing our ecological footprint that can be beneficial in many situations. Recycling has many positive effects on the environment and every little bit helps!

Recycling Reduces Landfill Waste

The environmental problem of landfills is a difficult one to fix. As waste accumulates in landfills, the problem becomes larger and larger with no easy fix. Products in landfills are not always biodegradable and many are slow to decompose.

Recycling helps is a long-term fix to this problem. With more products being recycled and reused, less waste ends up in landfills.

Recycling Conserves Natural Resources

Recycling allows us to reuse products that have already been manufactured, meaning we use less natural resources in making new products. The idea is quite simple, it is better to reuse what we already have! A few things you can start to recycle today include the following:

  • Paper and plastic

  • Cans and bottles

  • Cardboard

  • Old/used batteries

There are many more things you can recycle! The municipal government has a list of things you can recycle on their website (www.calgary.ca/recycling).

Here are some ways Calgarians can start recycling today!

  • Take your bottles and cans to a bottle depot. Not only is this beneficial to the environment, they will pay you for your used bottles and cans!

  • Don’t throw out old paper, plastics and cardboard. Put it in your blue recycling bin every week.

  • Reuse the plastic bags you get at the grocery store or buy a bag that you can use every trip.

 

The City of Calgary currently provides a blue cart for your recycling needs. The City of Calgary website has information on the program here (http://www.calgary.ca/UEP/WRS).

At Strathcona Cleaners, we also make sure to buy renewable and sustainable materials to use in our practices. We are proud to say that 50% of our purchases contain at least 50% rapidly renewable resources.

If you have any further questions about you can recycle or how Strathcona Cleaners utilized recycling in their practices, contact our team today!