Oct. 17, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - New Brunswickers are being encouraged to observe Waste Reduction Week in Canada, Oct. 19-25, by making greater efforts to reduce and recycle waste.
Environment Minister Roland Haché urges residents to be mindful of the amount of waste produced in their households.
Nearly 40 per cent of waste generated by Canadians each year is generated at home," Haché said. "Each and every one of us can play an important role in making New Brunswick an environmentally sustainable and self-sufficient province by reducing the amount of waste we produce at home and at work, and by recycling as much waste as possible."
Household waste can be reduced by:
"To help and encourage New Brunswick residents to reduce waste and divert it from provincial landfills, the Department of Environment provides a variety of educational resources on its website," Haché said. "I urge all New Brunswickers to visit it to make use of this information on composting, waste management and hazardous waste reduction."
Waste Reduction Week in Canada is organized by a coalition of non-governmental, non-profit environmental groups from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions in Canada.
For more details, visit the Waste Reduction Week in Canada website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.