Edmonton Consumer: - Recycling Tips For Canadians

(NC)-Canadians have a good track record for recycling at home with curbside pick-up and deposit-return programs in place across the country. But most of us are unfamiliar with how recycling works and how we can take our good recycling habits on the road.

Paul Edney, Director of Inspire Community and co-author of best-selling book, Change the World for 10 Bucks says, "Canadians are doing a great job at home making sure recyclable materials don't end up in their garbage cans. But, there are a few extra tricks we can all learn to make sure each item we recycle has the greatest impact."

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Edney recently created an online recycling tool and resource, supported by the Aquafina brand, www.aquafinatracker.ca, which provides important tips for Canadians to boost their recycling savvy and make the most of their efforts:

Canadians also face the challenge of taking their good recycling habits on the road with them with limited access to recycling bins in public places. "Recycling bins are not always close by when we need them, but we need to consider alternatives, like keeping a bag or bin in our car, so we can avoid throwing recyclables in the trash."

According to Edney, recycling awareness and education is critical to success. "If we all understood the impact of recycling one plastic bottle, we'd probably be a lot better at making sure more of them stay out of the waste stream."

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