Paper recycling represents almost 40% of Canada’s waste diversion efforts

Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada‚Äôs waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2018, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.

Most paper was sent for recycling from industrial and commercial sources (56%) but in some provinces more came from residential programs (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta). The more industrialised and populated provinces of Ontario and Quebec provided almost 70% of all paper for recycling.

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