Prince Edward Island's Plastic Bag Reduction Act came into effect July 1, 2019. The intent of the law is to reduce waste and environmental damage resulting from single-use checkout bags and to encourage a shift to use of reusable bags. The Act prohibits a business from providing plastic checkout bags to customers.
The EcoSchools department is part of the Sustainability Office at the TDSB. EcoSchools is a school greening program with a very broad scope covering not only what is taught, but also how we run our schools and how we design and use our schools grounds. Its central focus is supporting students and staff in learning about, caring for, and protecting the environment starting right in their own school.
Working with the Salvation Army, the city is pushing residents to recycle textiles while, at the same time, trying to make that easy. Does your municipality offer textile recycling? Learn more about Markham's program.
On June 27, 2017, in support of Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan and Zero Waste goal, Vancouver City Council directed staff to launch a stakeholder consultation and public engagement program on options to reduce the amount of waste generated from single-use items.
Almost half of Toronto residents live in apartments, condos and co-ops, but they recycle and compost only 27% of their waste compared to 65% of waste in single-family homes. In 2016, The Mayor's Towering Waste Challenge was launched to motivate building Property Managers, Superintendents, Owners, Boards, 3Rs Ambassadors and residents to improve waste diversion in apartments, condominiums and co-operatives.