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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Composting grows ~ everywhere but BC!


"British Columbia was the only province where household participation in composting declined from 1994 to 2006," according to an article in Solid Waste & Recycling providing highlights of a newly released Stats Can study of household recycling practices.

The study also found that 40% of Victoria-area households compost, compared with only 23% in the Vancouver area.

The most avid composters in Canada in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, where provincial regulations ban disposal of organics from landfills and incinerators.

A regional ban on landfilling of yard waste in Metro Vancouver will come into effect on January 8, 2007. We can catch up to the other provinces as soon as households and businesses in our region have access to composting services for food scraps!



2 comments:

loud activist said...

GO green BC!
Compost NEEDS to be banned from landfills..especially in the Interior of BC where the 4 hour truck ride from the city is contributing unncessarily to the greenhouse gas problem! here is how toronto does it!

http://www.toronto.ca/greenbin/pdf/curb_to_compost.pdf

Peter Leblanc said...

I visited Granville Island's public market last week. The food vendors have organics composting available, both for themselves and the customers. I don't know where they process it.