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Near Year’s Resolutions To Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

December is typically a busy time of year as the holiday season approaches and always goes by in a whirlwind. As we look ahead to the new year, many of us think of self-improvements we’d like to make to better ourselves and our lives. Many of these self-improvements may include eating healthy, committing to more physical activity or making the effort to care for our mental health through meditation. Whatever the case may be, looking for ways to improve yourself is a means of bettering your life and doesn’t have…

‘Tis The Season of Holiday Waste, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

The beginning of December is the official start to the holiday season, although the season seems to begin earlier with each passing year. When you think of the holidays, you often think of decorating, delicious food and spending time with loved ones. One consideration that is often forgotten is the amount of waste that is produced during and after the holiday season. Household waste, as a matter of fact, increases 25% during the holiday season. In Canada, 545,000 tonnes of waste is generated from gift wrapping and shopping bags each…

5 Unusual Hacks To Keep Food Fresh & Reduce Food Waste

It’s likely that almost everyone has experienced this frustrating scenario before: you go to the grocery store, you whimsically shop around and purchase an abundance of fresh produce and your usual go-to’s. Maybe you don’t have a particular meal in mind, but you buy these items regardless, thinking that you’ll come up with a means of incorporating them into your meal. A few days pass, you’ve neglected to cook with them, and it appears they have gone bad. Not an ideal scenario, as this means wasted food and wasted money….

3 Benefits of Using a Roll-Off Waste Bin This Fall

As the stunning fall colours appear here in Ontario and the leaves begin to fall, the number of chores around the house increase in preparation for winter. If you’re looking at completing some projects around the house, you may be considering renting a roll-off waste bin to reduce the amount of clean up afterwards. We’re going to take a look at some scenarios where a roll-off waste bin would benefit your project.   Landscaping Project In the fall, a lot of people get outside to prep their garden for winter….

Face Masks & The Impact on the Environment

These days, wearing a mask has become commonplace and mandatory. Here in Simcoe County, you will get turned away from an establishment if you aren’t wearing a mask, unless if it’s for a legitimate reason. Before leaving your car to go into a grocery store, you check to make sure you have four things: Wallet Phone Keys Face mask Strange times we live in, absolutely. But, wearing a mask is important in limiting the spread of COVID-19. When you get back to your car after your grocery shopping, what do…

Garbage Can Overflowing on Garbage Day? 5 Tips to Reduce Waste

You can always tell when garbage day is near. Three words: overflowing, stinky garbage. Your garbage can starts to overflow with waste, where you have to wrestle with the trash just to make it all fit into your container. Once garbage day has come and gone, you figure that there has to be a better way to cut back on your waste consumption; a decision which not only helps you, but benefits the environment as well. In this blog, we share some tips for how to cut back on waste….

Common Items You’re Throwing in The Recycling That Belong in The Trash

It’s no word of a lie that recycling benefits the environment. If you think about it, most of what we throw away has some recyclable material. If we stopped recycling, the impact would be tremendous. Without recycling, 200 million metric tons of greenhouse gases would pollute our environment each year. We wouldn’t notice it at first. Sometimes, there’s confusion as to what should be recycled versus what should be thrown in the trash. Let’s take a look at some common items that are put in the recycling when they should…

5 Tips To Help Protect The Environment

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge how beautiful our planet is. Think for a second: you know you’ve felt it before. Maybe it’s a warm summer evening in August. You’re sitting on your dock at your cottage and the sun begins to melt into the horizon, turning a golden orange as the sky transforms into glorious hues of orange and red. April 22nd marked National Earth Day, a global initiative created to acknowledge factors that are negatively impacting our planet. Protecting the environment has always been important, but it’s essential…

5 Steps To Clear The Clutter From Your Garage

With the arrival of March, many of us are looking forward to spring and seeing the snow melt here in Simcoe County. Warmer weather and the arrival of spring means that many of us will begin to go outside to enjoy the warmer temperatures. Spring is also typically a time where we undergo spring cleaning tasks to remove any clutter that has built up in our homes, either over the winter or over time. The two most commonly cluttered areas of our homes are often the basement and the garage….

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