It’s easy for nearly anyone to see (whether you’re someone who’s trying to “go green” or not) that the world’s becoming more environmentally aware. Canada’s definitely making strides toward a safer environment for future generations as well. Recently, a website and smartphone app was launched by the province of Manitoba’s government, making it easier for residents to recycle.
The new website, Manitoba Eco-Depot, lets visitors enter information such as the items they want to recycle and their location. After the user’s information is entered, the website generates a list showing the closest recycling centers relevant to what the item is that the user wants to recycle, such as pharmaceuticals, cell phones, or plastic bags.
The Manitoba Eco Depot App made for smartphones, like the website, allows users to locate the recycling centers closest to their locations, but provides driving directions to the recycling centers as well. Those interested will be happy to know the app is free, and available for download at the iTunes store.
Manitoba offers many recycling depots, according to Gord Mackintosh, Manitoba’s Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister. Mackintosh stated in a news article, “If you need to find a place to recycle your phone or laptop – now all you need to do is ask them.”
TomorrowNow is Manitoba’s green plan, an eight-year strategic plan developed by the government for ensuring an economy which is prosperous and protecting the environment. The new website and smartphone app are part of the TomorrowNow plan. This sounds like a strategy that perhaps those of us in the U.S. should take under consideration!
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