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Zero-waste challenge -8 Pointe Claire households wanted

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The City of Pointe-Claire is looking for eight households to participate in the Zero-Waste Challenge for seven months, an experience that will bring them to adopt best practices in waste management in response to new environmental challenges.

“This initiative is part of our collective desire to make Pointe-Claire a city dedicated to sustainable development, both through our municipal actions and the promotion of citizen practices that contribute to environmental protection,” Mayor Belvedere says.

From March to October, the chosen households will have to come up with ideas and take concrete steps to reduce waste at the source, that is, from the moment of purchase. To do so, they will benefit from a coaching service and will rely on a diagnosis of their lifestyle, a realistic and appropriate target, tips and tricks and telephone support. A conference and workshops will also be offered: making home-made household and personal care products, and preparing zero-waste lunches.

To track their progress, the eight households will have to commit to weighing household, organic and recyclable waste every month for the seven months of the challenge.

“Everyone is invited to take part in this challenge, which is an opportunity to make a tangible contribution to protecting our planet by limiting the amount of waste that ends up in landfills,” Mayor Belvedere says.

Households interested in taking part in the challenge have until February 5 to apply on the Pointe-Claire, It’s Who We Are platform.

 

Information: 514-630-1200, [email protected]

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