The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is dedicated to helping the people of Saskatchewan reduce waste.
SWRC Tip - Fluorescent lights
While fluorescent lights can use up to 75% less energy than incandescents, they do contain small amounts of mercury. Be sure to recycle your tubes and bulbs.
SWRC Tip - Batteries
Use longer-lasting disposable batteries in low-drain devices like smoke detectors and remote controls; and rechargeables in high energy-users like DVD players and toys.
SWRC Tip - Watering the Lawn
Frequent watering can result in a shallow root system, weed growth and disease, and a less drought- and stress-tolerant lawn. If your lawn is established, water it deeply, but not more than once a week and skip a week after a good rain.