Waste Reduction

Campaigns & Resources

The Zero Waste High-Rise Project
The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) has been working with high-rise condominium and housing co-op buildings to reduce waste, increase recycling, and increase composting.
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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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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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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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Facts about 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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Toronto Residents' Guide to Waste
Toronto Residents' Guide to Waste
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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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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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