The Valuable Individual

Written by Lillian & Dave Brummet

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With better management of organic and recyclable waste, we will find we do not have to putrepparttar trash out as often becauserepparttar 105336 odors and volume are greatly decreased. As a fiscal incentive, many garbage collection companies offer discounts to homes with reduced waste.

We can also helprepparttar 105337 waste management industry run more efficiently. For instance, when only full garbage bags and Blue or Green boxes are put out onrepparttar 105338 curb,repparttar 105339 garbage truck does not have to stop as often and burn fossil fuels inefficiently while idling. (Incidentally, vehicle idling is responsible for 3% ofrepparttar 105340 air pollution problem.) Similarly, by collapsing boxes before recycling we are ensuring that space is used more efficiently, thereby reducingrepparttar 105341 number of bins needed for transporting materials.

Recycling, alone, has a huge impact onrepparttar 105342 environment. A study of a 100-unit apartment building practicing maximum recycling found it would save 21.93 thirty-foot trees, 26.86 cubic yards of landfill space, 8,389 kilowatts of electricity, and 77.4 pounds of air pollution in just one year!

So you see, these seemingly small choices and efforts towards waste management really do make a difference.

-- Written by Dave and Lillian Brummet based on the concept of thier new book Trash Talk. The book offers useful solutions for the individual to reduce waste and better manage resources. A guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment. (

Join in and Celebrate the 39th annual Pitch In Canada Week

Written by Lillian Brummet

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By encouraging volunteers to register onrepparttar website, ( 105334 organization can keep track ofrepparttar 105335 results their efforts are making in communities. Participants are offered many free aides such as clean up equipment, safety tips, project ideas and education materials onrepparttar 105336 website. Free gifts from t-shirts, coloring books and posters are also offered to members and volunteers inrepparttar 105337 program.

If you are interested in spending a few hours to make a big difference onrepparttar 105338 environment, improve conditions for wildlife and reduce injury to animals and residents, please contactrepparttar 105339 organizers at or

-- Authors Dave and Lillian Brummet write articles based on the concept of their book, Trash Talk - A guide for anyone concerned about their impact on the environment. (

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