Beyond the 3 R’s: A Primer in Waste Reduction

Many of us are familiar with the 3 R’s of waste management – reduce, reuse, and recycle. Waste management leads to waste reduction, which helps save communities time and money.What are the origins of the 3 R’s?The 3 R’s are a product of the increased

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Single Use Plastics: The Impact and Possible Solutions

Did you know that plastic waste has become a significant global environmental and disposal challenge? Single use plastics are the largest culprit of our disposable consumer lifestyle. Globally, 335 million metric tons of plastics was produced in 2016. Half of this was used for single-use

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Residential Composting in Southgate, ON

Composting is a valuable part of any municipal solid waste program because it diverts materials from landfills and incinerators. In Canada, over 60% of households participated in some type of composting program in 2011. In this article, we share what one community in Ontario is

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What To Know About E-Waste and Electronic Recycling

How many old cell phones, computers and VCRs do you have collecting dust at home? With our rapidly changing lifestyles and quickly evolving technology, we feel pressured to purchase the newest technology while discarding our electronics before they become obsolete. On a global scale, electronic

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Ways To Reduce Clothing and Textile Waste In Your Community

Did you know that we produce 2.1 billion tons of waste annually worldwide? Of this, it’s projected that we’ll generate 60% more clothing and textile waste by 2030 over 2015. However, we can work together to reduce this type of waste.To get started, we’ve put

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