A circular economy allows resources to be used for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them while they are in use. This is different from a linear economy where we use a product, followed by disposal. Take plastics, for example. The unique characteristics of plastics allow them to be lightweight, durable, versatile, and cost effective. Plastics can help extend the life of our food, contribute to product shelf life, and even protect our front line workers. But plastics waste is an increasing burden on our environment, including oceans and other water bodies.
Heartland 101 June 2020: Air Quality in Alberta's Industrial...
Every year, Clean Air Day is celebrated the first Wednesday of June as part of Environment Week in Alberta. The day is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the role everyone can play in keeping local air quality as healthy as possible.
Heartland 101 May 2020: Emergency Preparedness and Mental Health