Canada's #1... for garbage
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
- 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.
Continue reading the report here: