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Paper recycling and organics collection represent almost 70% of Canada’s waste diversion efforts

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Sustainability paper recycling in canada PPEC - Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council

PPEC’s John Mullinder provides insight on Canada’s growing paper recycling and waste diversion success.

Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada’s waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. Organics followed at 30 per cent. The next largest categories, on a weight basis, were metals and construction, renovation, and demolition materials.

The biggest change in tonnage terms since 2002 has been the big increase in organic . . . Read the rest HERE.

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