Waste reduction
Education gets results

By Angèle Marchand, TG Magazine youth journalist

As soon as Canadians, young and old, were aware of the fact that landfills were beginning to create a problem for their environment, they reacted. We have, over the past 10 years, come to realize that in being able to minimize our waste, we had to put into action the 3 R's: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. What an outstanding idea!

In Ontario by itself, between the years of 1987 and 1992, residents reduced their waste by 21 per cent. The key to getting people to be aware of their actions whether bad or good is to educate and communicate to them. By doing so they are able to discover for themselves the benefits that arise. Being aware of your surroundings is truly a essential start.