Sometimes sprucing up your property can feel great. In fact, for nearly two decades, rural communities have been recycling old tires and electronics and paying it forward.
In the technology community it’s usually about being the first. Companies strive to lead the way with novel gadgets and inventions while consumers want to be the first to get their hands on the latest devices. It’s a race that has generally focused on the development side but the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) has had tremendous success homing in on the end game.
Champions in a community can make things happen. Oftentimes, the success of an initiative or movement is underpinned by dedicated individuals who aren’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and dig into something that matters to them. The Edson and District Recycling Society (EDRS) is one such group.
In a playground, children are generally more focused on park features than what’s underfoot. The rubber surface that offers added protection from trips and falls may not feel significant but it is an impactful solution that is gaining more and more attention.
While the pandemic brought a whirlwind of change and uncertainty to many, in one Alberta community it was the catalyst for new order thanks to a timely ARMA initiative.
Invented more than 100 years ago, tires connect vehicles to the road and people to their destinations. These hardy rubber components have varying lifespans, mileage and now uses thanks to innovative and conscientious Albertans.
We’ve likely all seen this before. Tired paint cans sitting in storage; the telling evidence of past efforts to renew a space, fence or piece of furniture.