THE CONSTRUCTIONIST.

OCT

03

WASTE REDUCTION WEEK IN CANADA

This year waste reduction week is from October 21st to 27th. The purpose of this program is to celebrate environmental efforts and achievements while at the same time looking towards the future and encouraging new investments, innovative ideas and solutions. Individuals and corporations focus solely on waste reduction, resource efficiency and overall economy while finding a way to motivate learning and change behaviours. The program’s messaging empowers all Canadians to adopt more environmentally conscious choices. Furthermore it provides information and ideas to reduce waste in our daily lives, creating the solutions to the many environmental challenges we face including climate change, water pollution and preservation of natural resources. Draglam Waste & Recycling commends the City of Toronto and all sponsors who support this initiative. This year each of the seven days focused on a theme with key messaging.



SEP

09

THE IMPORTANCE OF AGGREGATES

Have you ever stopped to think about the role sand and gravel play in your life?

Aggregates are the foundation of our economy and society. They are non-renewable resources such as sand, gravel and stone which everyone uses and benefits from every day. We live in homes and work in buildings built with aggregate; children in our communities go to schools built with aggregate; every one of us travel on sidewalks, roads and highways constructed from aggregate to reach our destinations safely. Believe or not, even the water we drink is filtered and purified by aggregate!



SEP

04

COMPUTERIZED CONCRETE BATCHING

A ready mix concrete plant, also known as a concrete batching plant, is a machine or equipment that combines various types of materials such as sand, gravel, and aggregates to form concrete. The ratio of different amounts of materials and additives will depend on the desired concrete type that the customer is requesting for their project. The concrete plant has many different components which include the cement and aggregate batchers, aggregate bins, conveyors, mixers, heaters, cement silos, control panels and dust collectors. The efficiency of the concrete batching plant allows for high quality and durable concrete.



JUN

20

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE

 Toronto Raptors NBA championship parade took over Toronto on June 17, which is now a day the city’s mayor has officially declared “We the North” day.



JUN

18

CANADIANS PRODUCE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF GARBAGE

Did you know that waste does not exist in nature? Our planet’s ecological systems continually recycle water, minerals and nutrients through the sunlight energy, plants, animals and bacteria. The waste that humans produce is called garbage.



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