National Solid Waste Benchmarking: next steps

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) reports more than 1,000 offices, retail stores and shopping centres across the country have contributed to the first National Solid Waste Benchmarking Study in Canada.

From early spring to mid-August of 2014, participants submitted solid waste generation and diversion data, which RCO will now analyze throughout September and October.

Once the RCO organizes the data and connects with its stakeholder committee for feedback, study participants will be provided with an opportunity to review draft reports and give their own input.

The final results, which aim to set benchmarks and inform best practices for waste diversion and reduction, will be shared at an in-person event sometime this fall or in early winter.