Each Canadian tosses about 2.7kg (5.95 lbs) of trash each day resulting in more than 31 million tonnes of garbage produced in Canada each year. Imagine about 15 million mini vans (2-3 tons per van) piled on top of each other. That’s a lot of garbage!
A year ago my father and I challenged each other to reduce household waste for one week. We both learned a lot in the process. After the challenge our household made some changes to help reduce waste which allowed us to exchange our large city garbage bin for the smallest sized bin. But then winter came and our bin started suffering from overflowitis. It’s time to take another look at reducing household waste!
For one week, from April 17 to April 23, 2011 [Earth Week], join me in making an effort to reduce household waste. During this week I will offers ways to help reduce waste as well as have some fun giveaways!
There are two ways you can get involved in this challenge:
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