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"We need to better understand the environmental challenges before us if we are to achieve our vision of a country where governments and citizens make responsible decisions about the environment for the benefit of present and future generations." ~ Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P. Minister of the Environment

"The goal of environmental education is to develop a world population that is aware of, and concerned about, the environment and its associated problems, and which has the knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivations, and commitment to work individually and collectively toward solutions of current problems and the prevention of new ones." ~Belgrade Charter, UN

Waste is an inevitable byproduct of living. All living things produce organic waste. When we and other animals produce waste and eventually die, other, mostly microscopic, organisms may use the energy in our waste and dead bodies. This matter is reduced by decomposers and returned to the soil, where it may be used again by plants.

Inorganic solid wastes are produced at each stage in the process of taking raw materials out of the environment, using them to manufacture products, and then selling those products to individuals, governments, or businesses who then, at the end of their useful life, either throw them away or recycle them. Whether we throw something away or recycle it depends upon our access to recycling depots, a market demand for recyclables, and our attitude and behaviour.







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