Still Good? Best Before Vs. Expiration Dates Explained

Someone in Canada, right now as you read this, is throwing away a perfectly good food item because it has surpassed its best before date. Throwing out food prior to its expiration has negative affects on the environment and humankind alike, due to the heavy agricultural use and excess greenhouse gas emissions. According to the […]
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Organics Recycling in Your Office – Set it Up for Success

With the Ontario organics ban set to come into affect in 2022 (if you don’t know about this yet, please refer to our previous blog posts), its time to start getting employees and co-workers on board with organics recycling practices. Being in the organics business ourselves, we have heard all kinds of excuses as to […]
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Camping Season – Creating a Low Impact Camping Experience

Camping is a fun, seasonal, summer activity but it does impact the environment in ways that one might not consider – waste. Not only do you break you and your families recycling routine by adjusting to new city program, but many things that are considered ‘camping friendly’ are heavily packaged (usually in non-recyclable material).  This […]
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The Resource Recovery & Circular Economy Act, the Waste Free Ontario Act & the Waste Diversion Transition Act – What They Mean for You, Your Business & The Province

Looking towards the future of waste and its direct correlation to natural resources in Ontario, the provincial government has designed & released a Resource Recovery & Circular Economy Act, the Waste Free Ontario Act, as well as the Waste Diversion Transition Act, which will significantly affect the way business and residential waste is handled. In […]
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Food Packaging: The Implications of Food Packaging on Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion

As life continues to get busier, food convenience becomes more attractive to the millions of ‘on-the-go’ families across Canada. Whether its to get the kids off to school, to get yourself off to work or after-hours activities, it seems like most meals, especially snacks, need to be ‘on-the-go’ friendly. For food manufactures and food service […]
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Plastic Free July

The global movement, #PlasticFreeJuly is making an impact on consumers and businesses alike in an attempt to curve the amount of plastic entering the landfill. This may seem like a daunting and difficult challenge to undertake, but I guarantee that 1 – it is easier then you think and 2- you’ll feel good about decreasing […]
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Processing, Creating & Utilizing our own Biodiesel!

Biodiesel refers to the chemical reaction of vegetable oil and animal fat based lipids with alcohol to produce fatty acid esters. Here at Davidson Environmental, we have recently purchased our own Biodiesel processing machine – specifically we purchased the BioPro 190 Automated Biodiesel Processor to start processing, mixing, creating and USING our own biodiesel from […]
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FOG Disposal

With the holidays quickly approaching, it is important to start thinking about: 1. How much food waste you are generating this time of year, and; 2. How you are disposing of your fats, oils and greases you inherently create while preparing holiday meals for the family. Time and time again, we will remind you how […]
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What Goes in the Organic’s Bin?

What can and cannot go into your organics bin can be confusing. It becomes even more complicated when different organics bin programs accept different material. Although all organics bin programs differ from municipality to municipality and business to business, there are some standard items that are accepted across the board. For the majority of organics programs […]
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Diverting Organic Waste: Why Keeping Food Waste out of the Landfill is Important

It is widely discussed amongst environmental scholars, waste management professionals, business owners and residents that diverting organic material from the landfill is the ‘right thing to do.’ But why is it the right thing to do? Organic waste is something that we inherently create as humans through our consumption patterns. Making sure it goes into the right […]
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