Calgary green cart project must be considered a huge success. By diverting a declared 40% of these waste materials which are now being sent into recycling initiatives, which we presume also keeps that percentage of waste out of the local landfills.
Now that’s something which must be hugely popular with the local communities who dislike their landfill neighbours so much!
Read the paragraphs below which expalin what has been happening, however for a full understanding we recommend that you click the link at the bottom of this post and visit the association’s new website:
440000 kg of waste diverted in Calgary green cart project
The City of Calgary says its green cart pilot project has already reduced household garbage by 40 per cent compared to communities without the service.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7098/7373496904_8022dd36e0.jpgThe city is trying to cut down on 80 per cent of household garbage ending up in landfills by 2020.”
Of course, at this blog we are big fans of anaerobic digestion, so we would hope that rather than compost food waste, the city will eventually install and anaerobic digestion plant, for even better sustainability and the avoidance of the further fossil fuel use required to carry out composting.