Canada's #1... for garbage

Posted By: The Jerry Agar Show · 1/18/2013 11:27:00 AM

Canadians throw away more garbage, on a per capita basis, according to the Conference Board of Canada. The report that was released yesterday also shows that Canadians don’t rank very well when it comes to conservation of energy and water


Key Messages

  • Canada receives a “C” grade on environmental performance and ranks 15th out of 17 peer countries.
  • Canada’s success in improving its environmental performance has been mixed. It has improved air quality, reduced its energy intensity, and increased the growth of forest resources relative to forest harvest. But Canada must do more to lower greenhouse gas emissions, to use its freshwater resources more wisely, and to reduce waste.
  • To improve its overall performance, Canada must promote economic growth without further degrading the environment, partly by encouraging more sustainable consumption.


  Grade   Grade
Nitrogen oxides emissions D Threatened species A
Sulphur oxides emissions B Forest cover change B
VOC emissions D Use of forest resources A
PM10 concentration B Marine Trophic Index D
Municipal waste generation D GHG emissions D
Water Quality Index  A Low-emitting electricity production A
Water withdrawls C Energy intensity


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