Carbon Credits project: 9 examples of sustainable business practices

During Semaine de l’économie circulaire en Outaouais, the SADC de Papineau wishes to acknowledge the participation of 9 businesses, municipalities and organizations in its territory that have taken concrete actions to improve energy efficiency or reduce their waste.

Circular economy proposes a set of strategies and business models that optimize the use of resources while reducing the environmental footprint.

SADC’s “Carbon Credits” pilot project gathers corporate, municipal and community stakeholders located in rural Quebec, concerned about their ecological footprint and challenged by the implementation of more sustainable business practices.

Congradulations to the 9 businesses, municipalities and organizations that participated in the 2018-2019 “Carbon credits” pilot project.

  • Recycling and composting of organic materials or products (brown bins) confirming their diversion from landfills (2015-2016).
  • Recycling of paper and cardboard from the ICI and domestic selective collection allowing their diversion from landfills (2010 to 2016).
  • Converting the use of oil no. 2 to electrical equipment for heating the municipal hall.
  • Recycling of paper and cardboard from the ICI and domestic selective collection allowing their diversion from landfills (2010 to 2016).
  • Domestic composting of organic materials or products (residential composters) confirming their diversion from landfills (2010 to 2016).
  • Composting of plant residues (citizen contribution and others) confirming their diversion from landfills (2010 to 2016).
  • Domestic composting of plant residues confirming their diversion from landfills (2014 to 2017).
  • Composting of shredded biomass residues (from cut branches of apple trees) and used as a soil amendment for your orchard, confirming the change in practice (before: burning the branches in open air).
  • Converting the use of oil no. 2 to electrical heating.
  • Diversion from landfills of organic substances (O.S.) processed on your platform since 2016.
  • Diversion from landfills of septic tank sludge through treatment and composting.
  • Reusing of cardboard and plastic boxes used for client delivery. Clients recycle them and return them to the farm for reuse, allowing their diversion from landfills (2012-2017).
  • Recycling of cardboard boxes allowing their diversion from landfills (2012-2017).
  • Energy efficiency obtained by installing a thermal canvas inside the greenhouses (2017).
  • Recycling of paper and cardboard allowing their diversion from landfills.
  • Converting a diesel generator to propane, installing heating units with radiant floor technology, installing solar panels and implementing of other various energy efficiency practises.
  • Converting petrol engines to electric engines in boats.
  • Diversion from landfills of sawdust and other wood residues received at the Papineauville and Saint-Paulin mills to process them into wood pellets for residential and commercial heating.
  • Heat recovery using a biomass boiler for the Papineauville dryer fed with steam from the neighbouring mill.
  • Energy conversion achieved through the use and consumption of wood pellets to replace fossil energy (oil no. 2, natural gas, propane), from your Québec, Ontario, and United States clients.