Canada produces approximately 700 kilograms of garbage per person annually and the amount of waste rises significantly around Christmas.
Last month, Canada’s environment ministers announced a goal of reducing garbage by half by 2040. To cut down on waste, we need to rethink our choices during the Christmas season.
Metro Vancouver’s Create Memories, Not Garbage campaign has hundreds of ideas for celebrating the season with less waste.
Give a gift of experiences such as tickets to a Studio 58 production or a Langara College Continuing Studies course.You can print out or email personalized gifts cards at http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/projects-initiatives/create-memories/coupons.
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