Where to Recycle Rechargeable and Lead-Acid Batteries in Ottawa

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Batteries are sensitive and toxic items that require special attention and care during every stage of their lifecycles, including their eventual disposal. If not disposed of correctly, they can seriously poison our environment and prove to be a safety hazard. While the city’s Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program accepts such items for disposal, …

What’s so Different About Organic Produce?

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Regulated under the federal government under the Organic Products Regulations and required to meet Canadian Organic Standards (COS), organic produce is an invariably healthier and cleaner alternative to normal produce goods. Grown free of various harmful or invasive ingredients, they are the key to every quintessential natural and fresh meal on your dinner table. Here …

What Does the ENERGY STAR® Label Mean?

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You’ve most likely noticed that various products in your home and work environments boast the highly respected ENERGY STAR® label. Synonymous with eco-friendliness and efficiency, the very presence of this iconic label on a product helps consumers identify and purchase items that respect their health, energy usage, and the environment. Fewer Emissions and More Energy …

What do “Green Certified” Product Labels Mean?

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When shopping for various products, you’ll notice that the latest trend in marketing is for companies to present their wares as “green certified” and less harmful for the environment. While the accuracy of such claims varies from product to product, consumers who bring home thoroughly green products (such as those certified by the Government of …