Project Status: Complete

Project Date: October 2018

Project Author: Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

Project Description: Improving how Canadian communities manage their solid waste may not seem like an urgent issue. Every week or two, we put our garbage, organics, and recyclables out for collection and it disappears, never to be seen again. We quickly forget about it and move on with our busy lives, until the next time we do it all over again. But how we manage our solid waste does matter.

Ultimately, the case for improving our waste management systems is an economic one. Updates to municipal and provincial solid waste policies can improve the efficiency of our systems, reducing costs and increasing benefits for municipalities, taxpayers, and the environment. See the full report for more details.

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