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The legendary puppeteer behind beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died on Sunday, December 8 2019, at age 85.

We had the pleasure of working with Carroll Spinney for two consecutive Waste Reduction Week in Canada campaigns in the early 2000s.

What was most striking about Carroll, in addition to natural warmth and charm, was his enduring passion of being Oscar even after 50 years of work. He was incredibly keen to helping out our campaign, and it was an honour to have him lend his voice and personality to our campaign.

Thanks, Carroll.

Canadians generate a lot of waste. On average, every Canadian will generate 720 kg (1,587 lbs.) of waste that goes to landfill, which is equal weight to a full grown female giraffe. Here are ten easy take-action tips that will reduce our reliance on landfills and help you adopt more environmentally conscious choices.

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