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"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."