A tonne of waste per person produces each year
Mar. 08, 2019
Global Korean Post
70 per cent of Ontarian’s waste materials continue to end up in landfills.
A total of 60 per cent of food and organic waste in Ontario is sent to landfill, emitting methane – a potent greenhouse gas – when it decomposes.
Every 1,000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill generates seven full-time jobs and $360,000 in wages, as well as totaling more than $700,000 in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Ontario’s government is taking steps to reduce litter and waste in our communities and increase and improve household recycling, as committed to in our environment plan.
The province is inviting public feedback on proposals to reduce plastic litter and waste in our neighbourhoods and parks, divert and reduce food and organic waste from households and businesses, and increase opportunities for the people of Ontario to participate in waste reduction efforts. A discussion paper has been posted on the Environment Registry for a 45-day period.
Meanwhile, the Global Korean Post puts a special campaign to protect our environment. We are seeking for good slogans, which would be enough to awaken people for their daily lives or activities.