There are so many ways to make the Earth a greener place, and recycling is just one of the things you can do individually.
You can do your part by taking your used oil and oil filters to a certified recycling centre near you and be sure to take care in discarding your oil.
Saskatchewan also has a tire recycling program for tires that are no longer useful on the road. The Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation dedicates time and energy to decreasing the amount of tires in our waste stream. Saskatchewan alone generates over one million scrap tires annually. Since 1996 they’ve been recycling tires and creating useful, marketable products.
For the creative folk out there, there are ways for you to recycle your own tires into crafty projects. Check out our Pinterest page for a few ideas, such as gardens, swings and playground equipment, sandboxes, belt buckles, baskets, and furniture. The possibilities are virtually endless!
Other metal car parts can be melted and reused in their respective category for new products as well.
Starting in July, Regina residents will be able to reduce waste by recycling with the city’s new Blue Cart Recycling program.
This new process will be easy and painless and cost a quarter a day! There is no need to sort or bag the recyclables, they just need to be cleaned and placed in the cart (flattening the cardboard allows for more room), then placed out for collection every second week on your neighbourhood’s specified day.
Things to remember:
Roll out your cart by 7:30am on collection day, and back in by 7pm. You are responsible for storing your cart on your property and for replacement costs if is damaged or goes missing.
Allow clearance room on either side of your cart so the truck can empty it
Place cart on a level surface
Make sure the arrows on the cart point to the alley or street
Keep the lid closed
Do not place additional materials beside your cart.
If you move, the cart must be left for the next homeowner/tenant.
Recycling allows us to reuse items in new ways, and preserve natural resources, as well as produce positive economic impacts and extends the useful life of the landfill. Recycling common items (see list below) can reduce household waste by 40% or more! That’s a lot considering it stays out of our landfills and creates a happier planet.
Plastic bottles can become new containers, fleece jackets, flower pots, and plastic lumber
Cardboard can be turned into new boxes
Paper can be used for egg cartons
Glass can be used to make fiberglass, abrasive materials, reflective paint, and new glass products
Newsprint can be recycled into fresh newsprint
Tin can be used for car parts
Aluminum cans will be turned into new cans in as little as 60 days!
This car is out of this world. And it costs a pretty penny too. Will.I.Am’s latest mode of transportation is one for the records: an incredible $900,000 was the price of this one-of-a-kind restoration. Believe it or not, this futuristic (or classic) beast used to be a 1958 Volkswagen Beetle. Yup, you read that right. A Beetle.
It’s what you’d get if a retro car and a futuristic car had a love child… Whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit the workmanship is incredible.
GM is reportedly set to unveil a pair of new midsize pickup trucks for the 2015 model year. Their debut could take place at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, according to Mark Reuss, President of General Motors North America.
Buyers have turned away from this market segment in recent years, also marking the withdrawal of Ford and Chrysler. GM is now hoping to reverse the trend by targeting people after a sportier, more fuel-efficient truck that maintains most of the capabilities of its full-size siblings.
While no names have been suggested so far, “don’t think of them as [GMC] Canyon and [Chevrolet] Colorado replacements because they’re not,” Reuss said.
He also promised that there will be much more differentiation between the Chevrolet and GMC models than ever before, both in terms of design and marketing approach.
Specifications remain undisclosed, of course, but the idea of a diesel option has been floating around — as is the case with the Chevrolet and GMC full-size trucks.
The all new CTS looks sharp, has more power, and weighs less! Talk about shedding the pounds, this new beast has lost 244 pounds vs the current 3.0 base model despite gaining 4.2 inches in length. Attractive LED lights accent the front and rear of the vehicle, showing off an even more pronounced front light assembly than the ATS. Power supply is mind blowing with an available 420 HP Twin-Turbo charged 3.6L V6. Want to hang on to your hair going 0-60? Other engine options include a 2.0 Turbo and a naturally aspirated 3.6L engine. Following Cadillac’s Art and Science mantra the CTS has the acclaimed CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment system which features a reconfigurable 12 Inch LCD gauge cluster. Watch for the next generation CTS hitting showrooms this year!
GM Authority’s Website— General Motors took the wraps off the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra, alongside the new 2014 Chevy Silverado. Based on GM’s new K2XX architecture, the all-new line of GMC full-size trucks feature new exterior and interior designs, a new line of engines, new cab and bed configurations, along with new technology.
The 2014 Sierra differs from the 2014 Silverado in its exterior design, which now features more GMC-specific design cues than the previous generation. But what really sets the Sierra apart from the Silverado is its interior, which features premium materials such as soft-touch and available aluminum trim.
GMC says that the interior of the new Sierra is the new standard in interior trucks: “Truck owners want a well-crafted cabin, but also one that still feels like a truck,” said Helen Emsley, Sierra interior design director. “They want a purposeful interior, not one that’s flowing like you’d find in a car or crossover.”
Sierra features include:
Standard projector headlamps
Available LED signature accent lighting and detailed new grilles
Upright instrument panel (for optimal visibility and accessibility) with large, legible knobs and buttons
All buttons are coated using a rubber-over-mold technology, making them easy to grip with gloves
New instrument cluster with six gauges and an available 4.2-inch Driver Information Center containing vehicle status information, a trip computer, and other information, like radio and navigation
Available 110-volt outlet, up to 5 USB ports, 4 12-volt outlets, and an SD card slot
Available IntelliLink infotainment system with high-definition eight-inch color touchscreen that’s fully reconfigurable, with an intuitive layout and easy-to-read icons; many IntelliLink features can be controlled via voice, allowing the driver to keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel
Dual-density foam designed to stay comfortable over long trips and look great after years of use
Leather and cloth will be available, with the latter being a high-wear cloth designed to last longer and resist staining; a spilled drink, for instance, will beat on the fabric and not soak in.
Heated seats will be offered with cloth and be standard with leather
From GM Canada’s Website— In February 2013, sales in virtually all passenger car segments continued to be strong for Buick and Cadillac.. Buick Verano’s sales increased by nearly 42 per cent for the month and Cadillac car sales are up 22 per cent for the month, driven largely by the strong performance of the all-new Cadillac ATS, the North American Car of the Year. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 13,987 vehicles in Canada in February 2013.
“Our clear focus is on transforming our company by offering the world’s best vehicles which deliver significant value to our customers,” said Marc Comeau, GM of Canada’s vice-president of sales, service and marketing. “Third parties are recognizing our progress, for example the Cadillac ATS recently received the ALG Residual Value Award in the Premium MidSize Car Segment. The foundation we are establishing will allow us to continue to grow our business the right way with the right mix of products for our customers.”
Looks like a great year ahead for GMC and for GM’s customers in the mid size car/sedan market.