Estimated at $30 billion in Canada, the decontamination industry relies mostly on conventional methods such as dig and dump, which only shifts the problem elsewhere.

Estimated at $30 billion in Canada, the decontamination industry relies mostly on conventional methods such as dig and dump, which only shifts the problem elsewhere.

The Québec Government spends $2.3 billion annually on healthcare related to poor air quality (cancer, heart disease, asthma, bronchiolitis, etc.). The cost in terms of premature deaths is incalculable.

The Québec Government spends $2.3 billion annually on healthcare related to poor air quality (cancer, heart disease, asthma, bronchiolitis, etc.). The cost in terms of premature deaths is incalculable.

Noise raises stress levels, disrupts sleep and causes tiredness, three factors which have an impact on health, productivity and well-being.

Noise raises stress levels, disrupts sleep and causes tiredness, three factors which have an impact on health, productivity and well-being.

Heat islands affect energy consumption, contribute to the dispersion of pollutants and the formation of smog, reduces water quality and increases the strength and duration of oppressive heat waves.

Heat islands affect energy consumption, contribute to the dispersion of pollutants and the formation of smog, reduces water quality and increases the strength and duration of oppressive heat waves.

The St. Lawrence River is the main source of drinking water for almost half of Québec’s population. The discharging of untreated wastewater contributes to the deterioration of ecosystems and human health.

The St. Lawrence River is the main source of drinking water for almost half of Québec’s population. The discharging of untreated wastewater contributes to the deterioration of ecosystems and human health.

Climate change, water, wind, ice and the severity and frequency of the freeze-thaw cycle are all factors that cause erosion. In addition, human activity such as vegetation denudation leads to surface runoff, loss of topsoil, loss of fertility, flooding and landslides.

Climate change, water, wind, ice and the severity and frequency of the freeze-thaw cycle are all factors that cause erosion. In addition, human activity such as vegetation denudation leads to surface runoff, loss of topsoil, loss of fertility, flooding and landslides.

Photo : Jacques Brisson

Invasive plants such as the common water reed destroy our biodiversity, lead to soil erosion, modify natural fire cycles and bring down property value.

Invasive plants such as the common water reed destroy our biodiversity, lead to soil erosion, modify natural fire cycles and bring down property value.

In keeping with society’s desire to develop sustainable
solutions to environmental problems…

Phytotechnologies 
In keeping with society’s desire to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems…

Phytotechnologies