Reduce ‘n Divert
Did You Know?
“In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage.”- Natural Resources Canada
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle >> Divert Waste!
- Reduce the amount of goods you use. Only purchase what you need.
- As a business owner, when purchasing goods, it is important to think about how much do you really need? By thinking about this, you can reduce waste and save money by not having unnecessary goods.
“About one-third of our waste is paper and paperboard. Another third is yard and kitchen waste. The rest is divided among glass, metals, plastics, textiles, wood and other materials.” – Environment Canada
Reducing, Recycling, & Reusing Paper
- When it comes to using paper, people (especially in offices) love the stuff. You can help save paper by encouraging your employees to:
- Set the printer to default double sided printing to reduce your paper printing by 50%.
- Reduce paper by using e-mail to share documents.
- Reuse paper that is already printed on one side.
- Have paper recycling bins in every office or room so that it is easy for employees or your customers to recycle paper.
Divert Food Products from the Garbage to Organics
- Recycle food products by diverting it from your waste and into an organics recycling system where it can be turned into biofuel or compost for landscaping
- See here for more information on what can go in organics and what can’t
Food Waste for Restaurants and other Food Service Providers
See our “Organics Ban 2015” page for more information on how to reduce your waste in the kitchen