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Moncton ponders adding compost to trash-sorting program

Moncton ponders adding compost to trash-sorting program

Moncton residents may soon be separating their garbage into three separate groups as officials are considering adding compost to the mix. City residents are required to separate their waste into wet and dry materials, with recyclable materials diverting into the dry stream. Roland LeBlanc, a RecycleSENB solid waste director, says the commission is considering adding a third bag to the system for…

  • In this June 8, 2015 photo, Omkarnath, who goes by the name "Medicine Baba," sweeps the floor of his rented accommodation at a fetid slum in New Delhi, India. The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting unused prescription drugs from the affluent for the past eight years, and distributing whatever hasn't expired to patients who need medicines they cannot afford. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
    India's 'Medicine Baba' … The Canadian Press - Fri, 24 Jul, 2015

    Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting unused prescription drugs from the … More »India's 'Medicine Baba' …

    In this June 8, 2015 photo, Omkarnath, who goes by the name "Medicine Baba," sweeps the floor of his rented accommodation at a fetid slum in New Delhi, India. The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting unused prescription drugs from the affluent for the past eight years, and distributing whatever hasn't expired to patients who need medicines they cannot afford. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting unused prescription drugs from the affluent for the past eight years, and distributing whatever hasn't expired to patients who need medicines they cannot afford. "Every bungalow in Delhi has …

  • Calgary artists use 14,000 eyeglass … CBC - Thu, 23 Jul, 2015

    Brown and Wayne Garrett had to do before shipping 14,000 lenses to Istanbul for their latest installation entitled sea/see/saw. "We had to break down the glasses to … More »Calgary artists use 14,000 eyeglass …

    Brown and Wayne Garrett had to do before shipping 14,000 lenses to Istanbul for their latest installation entitled sea/see/saw. "We had to break down the glasses to the individual lenses and we only had four days to do it," says Garrett. All those lenses are part of a kinetic installation about 9 metres across displayed …

  • Trash talk: your questions answered about clear bags
    Trash talk: your questions answered … CBC - Thu, 23 Jul, 2015

    Starting Aug. 1, all garbage will need to be sorted and thrown out in clear plastic bags. "I'm trying to get ready for it, but there's so much to think about," says … More »Trash talk: your questions answered …

    Trash talk: your questions answered about clear bags

    Starting Aug. 1, all garbage will need to be sorted and thrown out in clear plastic bags. "I'm trying to get ready for it, but there's so much to think about," says Marilyn Maskell, adding she always takes great care in sorting her garbage and recycling.

  • People around Earl Grey, Sask., discuss proposed potash mine
    People around Earl Grey, Sask., discuss … CBC - Thu, 23 Jul, 2015

    People from around Earl Grey, Sask., took part in a public meeting Thursday to discuss a proposed Chinese-owned potash mine in the area. Yancoal Canada, which operates … More »People around Earl Grey, Sask., discuss …

    People around Earl Grey, Sask., discuss proposed potash mine

    People from around Earl Grey, Sask., took part in a public meeting Thursday to discuss a proposed Chinese-owned potash mine in the area. Yancoal Canada, which operates coal mines in China and Australia, is proposing a potash mine with an annual output of 2.8 million tonnes near the communities of Earl Grey, Southey and …

  • Ex-activist sued by company over opposition … The Canadian Press - Thu, 23 Jul, 2015

    A former Ontario woman who made satirical postings criticizing wind turbine construction in her hometown says she is still facing a lawsuit from a project developer despite … More »Ex-activist sued by company over opposition …

    A former Ontario woman who made satirical postings criticizing wind turbine construction in her hometown says she is still facing a lawsuit from a project developer despite giving up the fight and moving out of province. Esther Wrightman says NextEra Energy Canada has made no move to withdraw the defamation suit they first …

  • Pemberton Music Festival visitors left … CBC - Tue, 21 Jul, 2015

    As the four-day music festival came to a close Sunday, the campgrounds in the Pemberton Valley needed a serious clean-up. A friend of festivalgoer Keith Harasymiw captured … More »Pemberton Music Festival visitors left …

    As the four-day music festival came to a close Sunday, the campgrounds in the Pemberton Valley needed a serious clean-up. A friend of festivalgoer Keith Harasymiw captured the resulting mess on camera, and Harasymiw decided to post the photo to Facebook. "I picked up a few new items on the way out, but overall super grossed …

  • Calgary Metal Recycling plant fire extinguished
    Calgary Metal Recycling plant fire  … CBC - Thu, 16 Jul, 2015

    There has been another fire at a metal recycling plant in southeast Calgary. More »Calgary Metal Recycling plant fire  …

    Calgary Metal Recycling plant fire extinguished

    There has been another fire at a metal recycling plant in southeast Calgary.

  • In this photo taken March 12, 2015, George Kamen uses a drill press to prepare records before they are made into decorative clocks at Wrecords By Monkey in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The company cuts and shapes the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
    Spinning old vinyl into new art: Artist … The Canadian Press - Wed, 15 Jul, 2015

    These vinyl records give "remaster" a new meaning. An entrepreneur transforms the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties, with the perk of … More »Spinning old vinyl into new art: Artist …

    In this photo taken March 12, 2015, George Kamen uses a drill press to prepare records before they are made into decorative clocks at Wrecords By Monkey in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The company cuts and shapes the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    These vinyl records give "remaster" a new meaning. An entrepreneur transforms the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties, with the perk of keeping a little more trash out of the environment along the way. Patrick Chirico, owner of Wrecords by Monkey in Brooklyn, gets his raw materials from …

  • Hillary Clinton lays out economic vision … CBC - Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

    Pointing to the need to boost middle-class wages, Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out her vision for the U.S. economy on Monday in a pitch to Democrats who are being wooed … More »Hillary Clinton lays out economic vision …

    Pointing to the need to boost middle-class wages, Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out her vision for the U.S. economy on Monday in a pitch to Democrats who are being wooed by Clinton's chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and a larger electorate assessing the 2016 presidential field. Clinton portrayed a large field of …

  • Orangemen's Day: What's closed on the holiday
    Orangemen's Day: What's closed … CBC - Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

    The provincial holiday is held as close to July 12 as possible to commemorate the 1690 Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. In St. John's, most city offices and facilities … More »Orangemen's Day: What's closed …

    Orangemen's Day: What's closed on the holiday

    The provincial holiday is held as close to July 12 as possible to commemorate the 1690 Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. In St. John's, most city offices and facilities are closed, but garbage and recycling collection is unaffected. Recreational facilities will still be open.

  • Six Nations Fire Department Fire Chief Matthew Miller poses in Ohsweken, Ont., on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Miller says First Nations fire services across the country are chronically underfunded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart
    Six Nations braces for worst as fire … The Canadian Press - Sun, 12 Jul, 2015

    A string of suspected arsons, inexperienced volunteer staff and a truck ladder that isn't high enough hasn't stopped the fire department at Canada's most populated First … More »Six Nations braces for worst as fire …

    Six Nations Fire Department Fire Chief Matthew Miller poses in Ohsweken, Ont., on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Miller says First Nations fire services across the country are chronically underfunded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart

    A string of suspected arsons, inexperienced volunteer staff and a truck ladder that isn't high enough hasn't stopped the fire department at Canada's most populated First Nation from scraping by. Matthew Miller said his department has about twice the call volume and one third of the funding as similarly sized municipalities, …

  • In this undated photo provided by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, debris washes up on the beach on Montague Island, Alaska. A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris, some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan, set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest. (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation via AP)
    Massive marine debris removal project … The Canadian Press - Sun, 12 Jul, 2015

    A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris — some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan — set to be airlifted from rocky … More »Massive marine debris removal project …

    In this undated photo provided by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, debris washes up on the beach on Montague Island, Alaska. A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris, some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan, set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest. (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation via AP)

    A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris — some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan — set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest. The scope of the project, a year in the making, is virtually unheard …

  • Cold offices bad for productivity and … CBC - Wed, 8 Jul, 2015

    Jose Etcheverry, an associate professor in the faculty of environmental studies at York University and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, says cooling down offices … More »Cold offices bad for productivity and …

    Jose Etcheverry, an associate professor in the faculty of environmental studies at York University and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, says cooling down offices in particular is a big problem. In the letter to high-ranking members of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis called air conditioning use in wealthier …

  • Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy
    Climate change concert calls for more … CBC - Sat, 4 Jul, 2015

    Around 100 people gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds Saturday afternoon, trying to convince politicians that a strong economy and healthy environment are not … More »Climate change concert calls for more …

    Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy

    Around 100 people gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds Saturday afternoon, trying to convince politicians that a strong economy and healthy environment are not mutually exclusive. The Jobs, Justice and The Climate concert was held to encourage investment in renewable energy. "It's really about pushing the federal …

  • Saint John recycling depot overrun by illegal dumping
    Saint John recycling depot overrun by … CBC - Fri, 3 Jul, 2015

    Lansdowne Plaza in Saint John's north end has become overrun by garbage and inappropriate items. Lansdowne Plaza is the only depot that residents in the city's north … More »Saint John recycling depot overrun by …

    Saint John recycling depot overrun by illegal dumping

    Lansdowne Plaza in Saint John's north end has become overrun by garbage and inappropriate items. Lansdowne Plaza is the only depot that residents in the city's north end have to take their plastics, cardboard and paper. Residents said items such as paint cans, cat litter and diapers can be often found at the recycling …