Canadians dispose of more municipal solid waste per capita than any other country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development according to a Conference Board of Canada report. However, there is a positive business case for reducing the amount waste we generate in British Columbia.
The draft Zero Waste Business Case finds that moving towards Zero Waste will reduce costs, generate new GDP and create new jobs. Zero Waste focuses on reducing waste and reusing products, then recycling and composting/digesting the rest. The report is currently undergoing an expert review to refine the assumptions, data and projections used.