Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why Bother?

Canada generates more municipal waste per capita annually than any of its peer countries - according to a REPORT issued by The Conference Board of Canada. The True North Strong and Free earned a “D” grade and ranks in last place when compared to 16 other countries. In 2007, Canada generated 894 kg per capita of municipal waste—well above the 17-country average of 635 kg per capita and more than twice as much as Japan, the top-performing country.
What does that mean? It means we have too much garbage. Garbage doesn't rot in landfills. It's layered up so deeply that the micro-organisms that digest compostable things, can't live. Plus a lot of our waste is plastic, which never rots.

It's time to reduce waste. Resuable containers are an easy way to help reduce waste.