Over-Packaging: How to Write a Letter to Manufacturers

Excess plastic, cardboard, and Styrofoam is everywhere! It seems as if every product we purchase has too much packaging. How can you help? Write a letter to the manufacturer! Here’s how…

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The “Magic” Behind the MRF – Why Recycling Properly Matters

In theory, recycling is like magic. But items placed into a recycling cart do not actually disappear. Find out why proper recycling habits matter in this month’s blog! #recyclesmart #yxe

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Oceanic Debris

Scrolling through the internet, you’ve likely seen the photo of a tiny seahorse with its tail curled around a plastic cotton swab. The reality of this disheartening image highlights a larger issue; one linked to an area called The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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What’s New in the Blue? Part 2: Black Plastics Edition

Regardless of the number on the plastic, post-consumer, dark coloured plastics – specifically black – will be removed from Loraas’ […]

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What’s New in the Blue? Part 1: Coffee Cup Edition

For years our recycling programs have remained static, but recycling is changing. Commencing January 1st, 2019, polycoat paper and cardboard […]

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Holiday Season – Waste Guide

The holiday season is a time for giving thanks and partaking in fun winter activities. Unfortunately, some of our festive traditions create excess waste. Once the celebrations what do you do with your waste? Find out in this month’s blog!

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Safe Disposal Options: Ammunition & Firearms

We are in the midst of hunting season. Hunters – do you know what to do with spent bullet casings […]

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Part 2 – Worldwide Recycle: Why is it Changing?

With a potential all-out ban from China in 2020 on solid waste imports, consumers should understand what they can do to protect their local recycling programs. Read Part 2 of our blog!

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Part 1 – Worldwide Recycling: Why is it changing?

Why is Canada sending your recycling items overseas to China and Malaysia? How come my recycling contractor has removed accepted items from my recycling cart program? Find out this and more by reading our latest blog here!

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The DL – What is ‘Downcycling’?

When products are melted down and re-recycled over and over they undergo a process called “Downcycling”. So what is it and why does it matter to you? Find out more in this month’s blog!

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