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Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption, encourages choice for more environmentally responsible products/services, and promotes actions that divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources. 

Each day of Waste Reduction Week has a theme focused on a current waste issue for Canadians to engage and learn more on important issues. 




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Yearly Diversion:

8.4 million tonnes - Total materials diverted (Canada)

2.8 million tonnes - Total amount diverted (Ontario)

Yearly Disposal:

25 million tonnes - Total non-hazardous waste disposed of (Canada)

9 million tonnes - Total non-hazardous waste disposed of (Ontario)

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Source: Statistics Canada

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Nov 07 2017
Markham Heritage Centre (Markham Museum) Nov. 7/8, 2017 Calling all municipal experts in waste...
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October 11, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
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October 10, 2017
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Don't weep for these willows: Iconic Burlington...
October 10, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
A pair of massive and iconic weeping willow trees in Burlington that were decimated by rot will...

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