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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007
Ottawa, Canada. Image by Vince Alongi & used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 license.
Ottawa, Canada.

Ottawa to recycle food waste

April 25, 2007

Ottawa (Canada) will start to collect kitchen waste by October-November of 2008.




A successful pilot project has been operating on a voluntary basis in 5,300 households since 2004. The pilot program alone has diverted 2,000 tonnes of trash from landfills each year.




Waste management approaches also reduce transportation-related emissions and overall energy savings by reusing items that would otherwise have to be manufactured. Also, a dependence on landfills can be reduced through waste prevention and recycling measures, resulting in the further elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. For more information on the importance of waste management, please visit www.iclei.org/ccp.




Ottawa is one of 19 local governments in Canada that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. For more information on ICLEI and its activities in Canada, please visit www.iclei.org/canada.




Source: “Recycling Food Waste”, Ottawa Sun, 11 April 2007.



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