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July 2013

Composting by households in Canada

by Iman Mustapha

Release date: July 10, 2013

Residential composting can reduce the amount of waste shipped to landfill, and reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions formed from organic material decomposing in these landfills. A number of municipalities have introduced composting programs to turn organic waste into compost. This study looks at composting by Canadian households using data from the 2011 Households and the Environment Survey.

Households and the Environment Survey: no. 3881

Environment – Pollution and waste

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