Manitobans: worst recyclers in Canada

Manitobans are dumping an extra 100,000 tonnes a year than they were in 2002


 

With only 88 percent of Manitoba households recycling, the province is lagging behind the rest of the country. The latest figures show the rest of the country sent a quarter of their waste to recycling plants while Manitoba only kept 13 percent of their waste out of landfills in 2006. Manitobans are dumping an extra 100,000 tonnes a year than they were in 2002, and they’re also behind the rest of the country in other areas of the green movement, including energy efficiency and composting. Local businesses and public facilities aren’t recycling as much as they should because it’s more expensive to recycle than to toss things in the garbage.

Winnipeg Free Press


 
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