Residents continue to divert and recycle wasteResidents continue to divert and recycle waste<div class="ExternalClassA7B34131A0DC41CEBCF1F2B0E31F7F85"><p>Metro Vancouver continued to reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal in 2018, with about 64 per cent of all municipal waste diverted and recycled – resulting in a per capita disposal rate of 0.48 tonnes per capita per year. </p><p>Metro Vancouver tracks regional recycling and disposal data to measure progress towards our regional waste reduction goals, and compiles that data in an annual summary. According to the latest summary, the materials making up the highest quantities of recyclables in the region include concrete, yard and food waste and paper fibre. </p><p>In 2018, the region also experienced success with waste reduction, meeting its goal of reducing per capita waste generation by 10%. Waste reduction can be quantified by estimating changes in waste generation, including all materials that are either recycled or disposed, over time. Total waste generation was approximately 3.6 million tonnes, or 1.36 tonnes per capita in 2018. </p><p>Using a five-year rolling average, this represents a waste reduction of 90 percent from 2010 levels. </p><p>Metro Vancouver is among the most successful jurisdictions in North America in reducing municipal solid waste; however, the region will not be able to reach its goal of 80% diversion without new regulatory and policy tools.</p><p>Key opportunities for diversion include increasing performance in the multi-family and commercial/institutional sectors and enhancing recovery of materials such as plastics, organics and construction and demolition waste.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue59-recycle.jpg2020-01-31T08:00:00ZGP0|#d46eb436-233c-455d-831a-90514ce525d7;L0|#0d46eb436-233c-455d-831a-90514ce525d7|Issue 59;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC00CD78122484849AF7EDA7CB7095496"><p>Metro Vancouver continued to reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal in 2018, with about 64 per cent of all municipal waste diverted and recycled – resulting in a per capita disposal rate of 0.48 tonnes per capita per year.</p></div>0