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Calgary May Cut Waste Reduction Goals

Calgary City administration is rethinking its waste reduction goals according to a report going before the standing policy committee on utilities and corporate services.

The city’s 80/20 plan launched in 2007 was to divert 80 per cent of city waste from landfills to other programs, including recycling, composting and waste-to-energy (WTE) programs by the year 2020.

Administration is now recommending a 70 per cent waste diversion target by 2025.

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