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Category Archives: Enviro RX

Enviro RX, January 2018

Earlier this week was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a holiday in the U.S. During the day, I heard many media messages of hope and inspiration, including the iconic “I have a dream....” There is no question that Dr. King was a leader and a visionary. Today, more than ever, we need examples…
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ENVIRO RX, December 2017

Listening and talking to people that have a direct interest in your business is key to earning trust and creating an environment where people take pride in working for, and engaging with you. Understanding and prioritizing the things that matter most to you and your stakeholders is essential to ensure your business can have the…
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ENVIRO RX, NOVEMBER 2017

We know environmental pollution comes in various forms including air, water, soil, etc.  Each one of us is a stakeholder as we are all inhabitants of this one and only mother earth, and each one of us can contribute something to advance environmental pollution mitigation measures. You and I should therefore accept personal responsibility for…
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ENVIRO RX, October 2017

  Since 1990 EAG has had the privilege of working hand in hand with many hospitals, pharma companies, healthcare facilities and their employees to assist with their environmental goals and achievements. Over the years we have seen tremendous environmental improvement in commitment to excellence. And so here we are now, eagerly anticipating being able to…
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ENVIRO RX, September 2017

It has been estimated we waste roughly 40 percent of all the food we produce. Shame on us! This is an environmental disaster. Food production is a resource-intensive process, requiring water, energy, land, human labour plus an elaborate web of production, processing and distribution infrastructure. When we throw away food we also squander all these…
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Enviro RX, August 2017

Two opposing scenarios captured my attention recently. The first scenario was seeing the photo of a young woman wading through garbage just to be able to go surfboarding. The visual impact brought me to tears. I have posted the photo on the EAG website this month not to shock you but to inspire you into…
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Enviro RX, July 2017

While catching up on some journal reading recently it was encouraging to read about the continuing growth of the use of wind energy among corporations Though tech companies such as Google long been using renewable energy, corporate giants such as Walmart and General Motors have become some of America’s biggest purchasers of such energy. According…
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Enviro RX, June 2017

Think of this, it is estimated that as much as $1 billion worth of recoverable materials are lost to landfills across Canada every year. Considering this estimate how can we ignore the importance and the value of a circular economy. A circular economy is one that drives innovation. For example, I live in a neighbourhood…
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Enviro RX, May 2017

Water is just one of the 21st century’s biggest challenges. To reverse this requires collaboration across various fields of expertise, behavioural change and political reforms. How many people know that water for drinking and personal use is only a very small part of society’s total water needs. In fact household water usually accounts for less…
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Enviro RX, April 2017

We are excited to have released more information about the ELPH Awards. There are 12 days till Earth Day and only 200 days until you can submit your application to the inaugural ELPH Awards! Every day, there are headlines that point to a worrying increase in the average temperature of our planet. It is easy…
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Enviro RX, March 2017

“Going Green” is a very personal choice that is usually embraced wholeheartedly by the individual for deep, philosophical meaning. Despite what some may feel about another person's answer to the question "Why Go Green", it is a source of inspiration to be able to bond through our personal convictions. The impact of environmental pollution on…
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Enviro RX, February 2017

We all know the saying "reduce, reuse, recycle". And yet, way too many of us overlook these principles. Let’s ask ourselves why we should "reduce, reuse, recycle?” One of the most personal reasons is because eco-friendly habits save us money. Eliminating waste usually leads to an elimination of harmful chemicals in our homes as well.…
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Enviro RX, January 2017

Whether you're sitting at your desk, kicking back at home or just about anywhere else, stop and take a moment to look around. How many things in your immediate vicinity are made of plastic? From reusable coffee cups to computer keyboards to compostable plastic food containers, stuff made out of polymers is everywhere. The good…
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Enviro RX, December 2016

Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are added to everyday cosmetic products such as face wash, toothpaste, abrasive cleaners and lots more. They are small enough to go down your plughole and easily pass water filtration systems. Some 100,000 microbeads are washed down the sink with a single application of some products, ending up…
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Enviro RX, November 2016

What does a circular economy mean? The bottom line, its one in which materials are kept in circulation for as long as possible, allowing them to be used again and again. Circular solutions start on the drawing board.  Redesigning products so that they use fewer materials and last longer; are easy to maintain so that…
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