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Challenge 1 - Waste Free Survey

The Waste Free Challenge is 10 simple steps that anyone in Toronto can take.
Tell us about you, and why you are taking the Challenge!

4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?

Include any questions or comments for us.

  • Malaika Fazal
    answered 2014-05-25 21:08:33 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: Implementing strategies to reduce the amount of waste I produce, creating awareness in my community, and learning what I can do to improve waste management in my city.
  • Malaika Fazal
    answered 2014-05-25 21:04:46 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Too much packaging
  • Malaika Fazal
    answered 2014-05-25 21:04:35 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: No
  • Dawn Lyons
    answered 2014-05-24 13:12:52 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: A bit of impetus/focus to reduce our household waste and a rallying point for conversations with neighbours about reducing our waste — today the neighbourhood, tomorrow the world!
  • Dawn Lyons
    answered 2014-05-24 13:10:01 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Too much packaging
  • Dawn Lyons
    answered 2014-05-24 13:09:47 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: Yes
  • Barbara White
    answered 2014-05-24 05:50:07 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: I would be interested to know if incentives can be put in place to extend the life of products that end up in the landfill. One example; I have had a toaster oven for two years. The temperature knob broke so I phoned the manufacturer and asked if they could send me a new one. A one dollar part. Long story short, they don’t have another knob, they have told me to return the oven and they will replace it with a new oven. How inefficient and wasteful. The oven works perfectly well. I could be “green” and put up with missing knob and wing the temperature gauge. Sadly the consumer has resigned themselves to products with a short life span. My first toaster oven in the 80’s lasted 15 years. Every one since has broken after 3-4 years. Repairs cost more than replacing a product. I called a serviceman to repair my washing machine and wouldn’t come if my machine was bought in the last five years. When I told him my machine was 25 years old he told me to hang on to it. The clamp he replaced cost 75 cents. I hate waste.
  • Barbara White
    answered 2014-05-24 05:39:30 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: I would be interested to know if incentives can be put in place to extend the life of products that end up in the landfill. One example; I have had a toaster oven for two years. The temperature knob broke so I phoned the manufacturer and asked if they could send me a new one. A one dollar part. Long story short, they don’t have another knob, they have told me to return the oven and they will replace it with a new oven. How inefficient and wasteful. The oven works perfectly well. I could be “green” and put up with missing knob and wing the temperature gauge. Sadly the consumer has resigned themselves to products with a short life span. My first toaster oven in the 80’s lasted 15 years. Every one since has broken after 3-4 years. Repairs cost more than replacing a product. I called a serviceman to repair my washing machine and wouldn’t come if my machine was bought in the last five years. When I told him my machine was 25 years old he told me to hang on to it. The clamp he replaced cost 75 cents. I hate waste.
  • Barbara White
    answered 2014-05-24 05:17:09 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Too much packaging
  • Barbara White
    answered 2014-05-24 05:16:49 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: Yes
  • Cirlene Pessoa
    answered 2014-05-23 18:04:09 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: 1. More information about waste,
    2. sharing data
    3. win the challenge :)
  • Cirlene Pessoa
    answered 2014-05-23 18:02:53 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Litter in the neighbourhood
  • Cirlene Pessoa
    answered 2014-05-23 18:02:16 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: Yes
  • Meghan Proudfoot Hila
    answered 2014-05-23 13:10:56 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: Strengthening my waste management education so I can confidently educate others and approach certain companies to change their waste management practices.
  • Meghan Proudfoot Hila
    answered 2014-05-23 13:08:54 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Other
  • Meghan Proudfoot Hila
    answered 2014-05-23 13:08:11 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: Yes
  • Yvonne Ho
    answered 2014-05-22 15:01:46 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: Motivation to further reduce the amount of waste I produce
  • Yvonne Ho
    answered 2014-05-22 15:01:06 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Too much packaging
  • Yvonne Ho
    answered 2014-05-22 15:00:59 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: Yes
  • Janet Janzen
    answered 2014-05-22 11:35:53 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: Reduce our waste further and encourage my partner to participate
  • Janet Janzen
    answered 2014-05-22 11:35:23 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Too much packaging
  • Janet Janzen
    answered 2014-05-22 11:35:09 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: Yes
  • Clare Esler
    answered 2014-05-21 18:54:06 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: I hope to receive more insightful information on how to easily and effectively contact producers to make their product more environmentally friendly. I would also like to know what to do with plastic packaging.
  • Clare Esler
    answered 2014-05-21 18:49:07 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Too much packaging
  • Clare Esler
    answered 2014-05-21 18:48:53 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: Yes
  • Vicki Moore
    answered 2014-05-21 15:52:18 -0400
    Q: 4 - What do you hope to get from the Waste Free Challenge?
    A: Hoping to find ways to reduce further.
  • Vicki Moore
    answered 2014-05-21 15:51:39 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: Too much packaging
  • Vicki Moore
    answered 2014-05-21 15:51:26 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: Yes
  • Amanda Roth
    answered 2014-05-21 14:19:02 -0400
    Q: 3 - What is your biggest waste problem?
    A: No Green Bin at home
  • Amanda Roth
    answered 2014-05-21 14:18:50 -0400
    Q: 2 - Do you have Green Bin organic waste collection at home?
    A: No