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Businesses and organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador have an important role to play in protecting our environment. By rethinking waste and encouraging employees to adopt sustainable practices in the workplace, business leaders can help ensure a clean and healthy future for generations to come.

In 2008, over 190 thousand tonnes of waste were produced from non-residential sources (Statistics Canada).

Employee productivity is found to increase by 2% when employees team up from various departments to work on and connect over common sustainability issues.

Since 60% percent of our province’s waste comes from non-residential sources (industrial, commercial and institutional waste) businesses must be engaged in better waste management practices. Whether you are front-line staff, management, tradesperson or labourer – we all play a part in helping reduce waste on the job.


Think About It

  • 60% of our garbage is generated at work and school.

    The average employee generates 1 tonne of loose garbage every year. That’s over 100 household garbage cans per person.