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Taking it to the streets

The community is already seeing Zero Waste in action, since Markham applies the principles to Town-run special events. With Ontario's most ethnically diverse population -- more than 60 per cent were b...


The community is already seeing Zero Waste in action, since Markham applies the principles to Town-run special events. With Ontario’s most ethnically diverse population — more than 60 per cent were born outside of Canada — encouraging residents to recycle and divert waste means keeping the messages simple and graphic. “At public events we have bins with big pictures on them so there’s no mistake about what goes where,” says Commissioner of Corporate Services, Andy Taylor. “It’s a great learning experience for families when they see how it’s done.”


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