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Waste Reduction

In its simplest form, reduce, reuse, recycle or compost.

Waste reduction and composting through example.

The finite nature of our earth is becoming more apparent as natural resources are being depleted and municipalities struggle with landfills that are nearing capacity.  This ‘one-way’ approach to managing resources is not sustainable and a shift towards a circular resource economy is needed!

First and foremost we encourage everyone to Reduce their consumption; by far the most effective way to divert waste from the landfill, it also saves money!

We also promote the notion of Reusing goods through events like clothing swaps and Fix it Fairs.

Lastly, we work with NWT communities to find ways to Recycle or Compost materials that have reached the end of their lives.

After all that, we try to make sure that hazardous material that can’t be recycled are disposed of properly and safely.

Check out this video for tips in Managing Hazardous Waste in Your Community!

Food for thought and compost!

There is no such thing as “away”.
When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.
Annie Leonard

Waste Diversion best Practice

When composting at home, work or remotely, first start by looking for ways to reducing the amount of compost you generate. This is the best way to reduce waste.