Waste Diversion Rate
Why Monitor This
Solid waste takes up land, emits greenhouse gases, and among other things can leach harmful materials into the surrounding environment. Recycling, one of the "Three R's" following reduce and reuse, is one strategy employed to limit the impacts of waste, and to conserve virgin material stocks such as aluminum.
What This Measures
This indicator represents the estimated proportion of materials recycled and composted through the muncipal solid waste management system and/or collected at the bottle depot. The measurement also includes materials sent to the Re-Use It and Re-Build It Centres.