Monday, August 17, 2009

Montreal Has Big Plans For Your Garbage

Green recycling bins line Jeanne Mance St. in Montreal's Plateau Mont Royal borough. The city-wide recycling rate last year was 53 per cent. Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL – Montreal has a garbage problem. Each of us living on the island of Montreal produces at least 541 kilograms of waste a year, the majority of which is loaded onto trucks and driven north of the island to landfills near Lachenaie and Ste. Sophie. This summer, despite the objections of people living near the landfill sites, the provincial government okayed the expansion of both dumps so they can continue to receive our garbage.

The city’s solution: A new, $240-million waste management plan that, if adopted this month, would radically alter the way we think about garbage in a bid to dramatically reduce the amount of junk we ship to landfills.

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My Comment: Spending more money that will probably come nowhere near the goals and objectives of the proponents for this project.

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