Canadians produce more garbage than anyone else
The Conference Board of Canada gave Canada a C grade on Thursday and ranked it in 15th place among 17 developed nations studied across a host of environmental-efficiency metrics.
- Canada produced 777 kg per capita of municipal waste in 2008, twice as much as the best performer, Japan.
- On average Canadians use twice as much water as do the residents of the other developed economies
- Canadians use 1,131 cubic metres per capita of water per year. The only country that uses more water is the United States, which consumes 1,632 cubic metres per capita.
Has Canada’s report card on municipal waste improved?
No. In the 1990s, Canada received a “C” grade. Australia and the U.S. had higher per capita municipal waste than Canada.
Compare the change in Canada’s municipal waste generation with Sweden.