Council asks the right questions - with TEA's help

Last week, Council approved the next stage of the Long Term Waste Strategy. It was great to see some positive discussion about diversion - and a number of Councillors mentioned TEA's messages.  

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Long Term Waste Plan Update, Sept 2015

This week, Councillors are voting on the framework and options consultants will use to draft a long term waste strategy for Toronto. The strategy will come to the public in early 2016.

TEA was at Public Works & Infrastructure Committee last week to hear the staff report and talk to Councillors.

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TEA visits Green Condo in Scarborough

TEA summer students and volunteers from CASSA have been talking about the challenges that face condos and apartments in reducing waste - the average diversion rate is 29% for apartments, compared to 66% for houses. However, one condo in Scarborough has turned that around.

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Community waste solutions - Wast(ED) talk

Community groups across Toronto are a great inspiration for showing what we can achieve by working together to create a Waste Free Toronto.

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When will Toronto go Zero Waste?

On Earth Day, New York City announced a Zero Waste plan that will see them reduce garbage going to landfill or incinerator by 90% by 2030!

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New plastics added to TO Blue Bins!

In June 2015, Toronto residents can start recycling more types of plastic films and bags in our Blue Bins!

While the City has accepted clean plastic shopping bags in Blue Bins since 2008, it didn't accept other plastic bags, like bread bags, frozen food bags, and fresh produce bags.

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Toronto's Long Term Waste Plan - update

What do Torontonians think about waste? In the summer of 2014, the City took a survey of public ideas and thoughts on how to deal with Toronto's waste for the next 50 years.

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Waste Free Challenge 2014 recap!

Ayaz_-_wastefree.jpgWhen TEA launched our Waste Free TO Challenge, we offered a prize draw for anyone who completed the ten challenges in the summer of 2014. Thousands of people participated, and hundreds took the Challenge online - what we found surprised us.

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Waste Free Daawat (Feast)

CASSA_Waste-Free-Picnic_-_waste_game.jpgOn Sunday, more than 70 people gathered for a presentation, meal and celebration of a new Waste Free Daawat Guide developed by the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)'s leadership development program with TEA's help.

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Insider's view of Toronto's waste

CUPE_416_worker_-_truck.jpgToronto's city solid waste workers are an essential part of Toronto's waste diversion programs.

Waste workers have an insider's perspective on waste - they deal with waste everyday, and they see the mistakes people make and the impact that new recycling programs have on the volume of waste being picked up.

We asked a few of Toronto's solid waste workers for their thoughts on how we can build a Waste Free Toronto.

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