Nova Scotia ranks fourth in Canada in recycling and composting
When it comes to recycling and composting, P.E.I. is now the best in Canada.
The P.E.I. government is citing newly released figures from Statistics Canada that show the province keeps more waste out of landfills, per person, than anywhere else in the country.
A 2014 survey shows Islanders each diverted an average of 429 kilograms of waste to recycling or organic processing.
That's well above the Canadian average at 255 kilograms per person.
Nova Scotia was fourth in the country at 296 kilograms per person, while New Brunswick was seventh, well under the national average, at 180 kilograms per person.
(With files from The Canadian Press)
|All Materials Diverted
(2 years, tonnes)
|Materials Diverted Per
Person (2 years, kg)
|Prince Edward Island||145.8||62,604||429.4||1|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||528.3||29,972||56.7||10|
|Yukon, NWT, Nunavut||116.8||3,193||27.3||11|
*Data from Statistics Canada