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Nova Scotia Only Reaches 20% of Waste Diversion Target

Nova Scotia Only Reaches 20% of Waste Diversion Target

Nova Scotia has missed — and is far from reaching — its goal to reduce waste in landfills.

The province set a target in 2007 to divert waste from landfills, reducing the per person amount to 300 kg per year by 2015. Instead, each person creates 380 kg on average, more than 25 per cent above the target set in the 2007 Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act.

That's only a drop of five per cent from 2004 levels, where Nova Scotians produced 400 kg of average waste per person.

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