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Identification of target areas for waste reduction at the Village Two kitchen and cafeteria

TitleIdentification of target areas for waste reduction at the Village Two kitchen and cafeteria
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsRigler, B.
Keywordscomposting, food waste, recycling, residences, student engagement, waste
Abstract

Within the past few years the problem of solid waste and how to dispose of it has become an important and challenging environmental issue in Southern Ontario for both the public and private sector. Within a short time span, Southern Ontario has experienced an economic boom with has resulted in an increase in popularity and industry. Due to this rapid growth, the amount of solid waste that is being produced in both these areas is far beyond what the regions and municipalities can handle with current methods of waste management, such as landfilling, recycling and composting. As a result, municipalities are being pressured to reduce and divert the amount of solid waste that enter landfills. One method of waste reduction for both the residential and industrial sectors is recycling. Some municipalities have also established a residential composting program. This study identifies two target areas where waste reduction measures can be implemented. Conclusions and recommendations were made based off these target areas… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca