"Eco-Unfriendly" Manitoba?

New statistics show that the province of Manitoba throws out more, recycles less and conserves less water than any other province in Canada.

"Manitobans are bucking the green trend by throwing away more garbage than ever before - topping the scales at more than one million tonnes of trash a year - and thereby earning the dubious distinction of being the worst recyclers in the country.

At a time when the rest of Canada is diverting almost one-quarter of its garbage away from landfills, Manitoba has gone in the other direction.

Where the province kept almost 20 per cent of its trash out of dumps in 2002, the latest provincial figures show only 13 per cent of garbage was diverted in 2006.

At the same time, according to Statistics Canada, the province has seen the second-highest increase in trash in Canada and has the worst recycling rate in the country."

Full Story: Manitobans the worst recyclers in the country, figures show

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $25.

City Map Posters are in!

Available in 9 different cities.
$25.00