The Government of Alberta is starting consultations to design what it calls a “made-in-Alberta solution” to plastic, packaging, and hazardous household waste, taking a circular economy approach and creating an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program to reduce landfill volumes. […]
The Government of Alberta says it’s making it easier for Alberta’s recycling industry to set surcharges on items including paint, oil, electronics, and tires by making recycling fee changes an administrative matter. […]
Sobeys is the first national grocery chain to announce it is eliminating plastic bags. Sobeys announced Wednesday that it would remove plastic grocery bags from all its grocery stores by the end of January 2020. […]
Seven years after a government report found 50 per cent of agricultural producers were burning their agricultural plastics on the farm and many others were sending plastics to a landfill, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is funding a three-year pilot program that will recycle agricultural plastics. […]
Despite weekly curbside recycling pickup that helps Morinvillians keep items out of the landfill, plastic bags are one item not on the current recycling list.
Morinville Sobeys franchise owners Shaun and Susie Thompson have pitched in to help out. The local business owners have brought in the NOVOLEX Bag-2-Bag program.
Morinvillians had an opportunity to lighten their loads on Saturday with two community events.
H&R Block brought in Iron Mountain Canada to securely shred sensitive documents. Participants also had the opportunity to learn about protecting their privacy. The annual event was free for all participants. […]
A pair of ambassadors has been helping Morinville get a handle on its garbage situation.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday participants in the Recycling Council of Alberta’s Summer Ambassador program, along with a Town staff member, undertook a waste management audit. […]
Earth Day turned into a week of activities at Ecole Notre Dame School. On Monday students learned about oil spills, Tuesday was protecting nature, and on Wednesday (Earth Day) it was learning about bottle recycling. Thursday’s topic is wild nature. […]
David Schaefer, Morinville’s Director of Corporate Operations, delivered a report to Council on the topic of Alberta municipal policy on smoking in playgrounds. The report was the result of a motion by Deputy Mayor Stephen Dafoe at the Aug. 26 Council meeting to have Administration see “what other municipalities are doing regarding smoking in/near playgrounds.”… […]
With Earth Day upon us, and a very strange winter full of rain and extreme cold drawing to a close, now is a good time to think about the environment. It doesn’t matter whether you care about climate change, or how dedicated you are to keeping your little part of the world clean; it’s simply about changing thinking patterns. Instead of buying something new, packaged in obscene amounts of plastic, styrofoam and cardboard … […]
Morinville is implementing a new initiative called “Reuse it or loose it” where unwanted items from residents will be set loose and brought to a central location for others to browse through and take home, free of charge, for reuse… […]