June 10: National Recycling Statistics Released

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Statistics Canada released data on the country’s waste diversion efforts. Highlights:

  • 39.7% increase in electronic waste recycling
  • 10.9% jump in composting
  • Overall waste diversion rose by 4.5% between 2010 and 2012
  • Organics diversion reached 2.4 million tonnes
  • Materials diverted from landfill by non-residential sources increased by 5.9%, while diversion of materials from households improved by 3.4%.