Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal of waste materials, usually produced by human activity, in an effort to reduce their effect on human health and the environment.
Canadians generate significant waste. Statistics Canada reports that in 2014 Canadians disposed over 701 kilograms of waste per person.
Environment ministers are committed to taking action within their jurisdictions and through CCME to improve Canada’s record on reducing and recycling waste. Ministers envision Canada as a world leader in waste management.
CCME’s current priorities in support of that vision are to:
The delivery of waste activities is coordinated by CCME's Waste Reduction and Recovery Committee (WRRC).
CCME resources on waste can be found here.
In September 2014 environment ministers adopted a vision for waste.…