Waste Reduction

Campaigns & Resources

Zero Waste Toronto
We're advocating for a zero waste city.
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Protecting Scarborough's Success: How Contracting Out Could Harm Scarborough's Waste Diversion Performance
Toronto City Council is about to make a decision about waste diversion services, one of the most important environmental programs in Toronto. In this report, TEA identifies why Council must be cautious and seek further information before voting to contract out waste collection in Scarborough.
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Organics First: Putting Toronto on the Path to Zero Waste
Focusing on organics first in the new Waste Strategy will set Toronto on the path to zero waste.
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Zero Waste Toronto
TEA's Zero Waste Toronto report sets out a vision for our city that protects the environment, benefits communities & supports good green jobs.
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Toronto's Long Term Waste Strategy
Toronto is developing a Long Term Waste Plan for what to do with our city's waste over the next 30-50 years. This is an important environmental decision, and we need to push for a focus on Reducing, Reusing and Recycling our waste.
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Waste Policy at the Province
Working with a coalition of environmental and health NGOs, TEA advocates at the Provincial level for good waste policy.
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Incineration and Energy-from-Waste
Burning or destroying resources instead of recycling, reusing or composting them wastes energy, releases harmful greenhouse gas emissions and other toxins into our air and water.
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"Alternative fuels" for making cement and steel
Is burning waste instead of coal to make cement a "greener" solution? Or is it a path to unintended environmental harm?
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Toronto Residents' Guide to Waste
Toronto Residents' Guide to Waste
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Battery “Recycling” in Ontario
TEA’s working to ensure batteries are recycled to the highest and best environmental outcome in Ontario.
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Waste - Frequently Asked Questions
Want to learn more about TEA's Waste Reduction campaign? Check out our frequently asked questions!
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Plastic Bag Ban
Find out what TEA has to say about a plastic bag fee or a ban in the City of Toronto.
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Report: Look before you Leap
This report from the Toronto Environmental Alliance shows how privatizing waste collection could have negative environmental impacts. "Look Before you Leap" was published May, 2011.
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Leaping to 80: A Plan for City Hall to Help Torontonians Divert More Waste
Learn why waste reduction is the best environmental, economic, and financial approach to dealing with our garbage.
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Extended Producer Responsibility
EPR means companies are responsible for the full life-cycle of what they sell. It gives them an incentive to reduce waste, to make products less toxic and packaging easier to recycle.
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Don't Trash our Environment: Why Companies Need to be Part of Ontario's Waste Solution
TEA's report outlines how companies need to be part of Ontario's waste solution by taking responsibility for the full life cycle of the things they design and sell.
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