The Responsibility Of Managing Waste Essay

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We all think were behaving like model citizens by hauling our recycling to the curb each week and composting our banana peels. But the reality of the fact is that Canadians are piling up much more household garbage than ever before. Canadians love their convenient, disposable products, everything from coffee pods to cleaning wipes that all pile up into landfills. Unfortunately, this convenience is costing us both environmentally and financially. The word “waste” generally refers to any material, non-hazardous or hazardous, that has no further use and which is managed at recycling, processing or disposal sites, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. The responsibility of managing waste in Canada is shared among the different governments. The Municipal governments manage the collections, recycling, composting and disposals of household waste, while the provincial government approve and monitor waste management facilities and operations. The federal government controls international and interprovincial movements of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material, as well as release of toxic substances, especially from waste. According to the Conference Board of Canada, 2016, Canada generates more municipal waste per capital annually compared to the United States. There are many factors that contribute the increase in municipal waste which are related to the increase of urbanization, types of patterns of consumption, household revenue and lifestyles. In 2008,
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