Why Do We Need a Long Term Waste Management Strategy?
A Long Term Waste Management Strategy anticipates our City’s future needs and includes actions to reduce waste and recover resources. Even with our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle, the City of Toronto managed almost 900,000 tonnes of waste (including Blue Bin recycling, Green Bin organics and garbage) in 2016, which is not sustainable. Add to this the fact that:
- the nature of our changing waste;
- the population is growing; and
- there is limited space at the City’s landfill.
All of these factors impact the way waste is managed and the environment.