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22 December 2020 - 11:31, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
While 2020 will go down as one of the worst years on record, there sure were a lot of positive occurrences at Premier Environmental Services Inc.  Let’s start with the fact that everyone in the company now knows what everyone else looks like.  Early on in the pandemic, we organized an internal video chat twice...
18 December 2020 - 12:55, by , in Blog, No comments
Working from home, no matter where you are, can be quite rewarding at times. Our President, Dave Wade, reflects on a moment of wonder in an otherwise monotonous work-from-home day. This morning I grabbed a coffee and sat in the living room overlooking the frozen lake up at the cottage before starting my day of...
As the annual gift-giving season approaches, we may be wondering how to balance our environmental values with our desire to show loved ones appreciation. While the trend of gifting typically promotes unneeded consumerism and waste, there are many ways to gift with more thought and less impact to the planet. 1. Think about its Lifecycle...
With December right around the corner, homeowners across the country are beginning to convert their properties into winter wonderlands with holiday decorations. Lights, wreaths, candles, and lawn displays are a common sight when passing through most neighborhoods. While decorating your home or lawn may bring some holiday joy, we should be conscious of how our...
18 November 2020 - 11:45, by , in Blog, No comments
Fuel storage tanks are a necessity for many small and large commercial businesses. However, they can often lead to environmental liabilities. Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) that contain petroleum products used as either motive or appliance fuel at properties such as gasoline service stations, bulk plants, marinas, private fuel outlets, commercial facilities and residential properties, are...
29 October 2020 - 9:44, by , in Blog, No comments
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor air quality has become an important issue in ensuring buildings are safe and comfortable for all occupants.  With this in mind, here are some simple steps to improve air quality within a building: Practice good housekeeping measures. Good housekeeping means a clean and organized building which can...
This Waste Reduction Week is an excellent opportunity to talk about how waste and our ecosystems intersect.  37 million people live in the Great Lakes basin between Canada and the United States. The region is home to some of North America’s largest cities, boasts one of the world’s highest GDPs, and is the world’s 2nd...
As we ride out the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become more important than ever to make self-care a priority. Regardless of whether you’re returning to the office, preparing your children for school, or changing your work-from-home schedule, the transition that comes with the new season can leave you feeling overwhelmed. A new...
23 September 2020 - 8:54, by , in Blog, No comments
Yesterday, I was driving on a few rural roads close to Blue Mountain and couldn’t help but notice that many of the leaves on the area’s maple trees are starting to change from summer green to more vibrant reds and yellows typical of Autumn in Ontario.  This is a sure sign that colder days and...
On a normal workday, we have a good sense of where our priorities should lie. However, if we’re lucky enough to have a day off, the best way to spend it can be unclear. If we’re tuned out of work for the day, giving our brain downtime to simply be idle and do nothing can...