What does zero waste mean to you? Can it be achieved? Does that even matter?
The Waste Management Master Plan Committee will be proposing that we embrace a vision of zero waste for our community. An ambitious vision and perhaps not achievable. But the question the committee has been asking is, if we don’t set a strong, far-reaching vision what will push us to do better in the short-term.
Given the success of our electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event on the weekend, and the quick adoption of sorting at the curb many years ago, Guelph residents are clearly ready and willing to do their part.
Of course, practical and achievable targets will be needed along the way to keep us moving towards a vision of zero waste.
Addendum: The City is hosting a Waste Management Master Plan Open House to share the proposed waste diversion targets and the programs and services that will be implemented to reach these targets.
Here are the details:
Thursday, June 5, 2008
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Evergreen Seniors Centre
683 Woolwich Street, Guelph (parking available)
Project information will be on display and City staff, steering committee members, and the consultant team will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the project.
For more information, click here.