TEA works to create a waste free future for Toronto. Reducing, reusing, recycling and composting our waste uses fewer natural resources, generates less greenhouse gas emissions, and creates good green jobs.
Waste is a growing problem - it is increasingly complicated, disposable and toxic.
TEA connects with communities, other environmental groups and businesses to push for policies and programs that help us to deal with our waste in a way that is safe for the environment and our health.
We advocate for good policy that makes companies take full responsibility for the products and packaging they design and sell.
TEA advocates at City Hall for effective programs so that all residents and communities have waste diversion services, like green bins.
- TEA promotes Zero Waste - that waste is a resource, not something to be disposed of in incinerators or landfills. TEA opposes waste and sewage incinerators that create air and water pollution, and slow efforts to reduce or recycle waste.