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Wpg Sun: Spend carbon tax revenue on curbside composting: NDP

November 16, 2016 — 

As the Winnipeg Sun reports:

Manitoba’s environment critic is challenging the province to spend carbon price revenues on curbside composting….

It’s estimated about 40% of household waste entering the Brady landfill is organic material. Altemeyer believes diverting that could cut in half the roughly 400,000 metric tonnes of polluting emissions the landfill releases each year.

Martin Entz, a University of Manitoba professor who researches organic production systems, said compost collection could create a new resource.

“It is not waste, it is actually a resource,” said Entz. “There are certain agricultural operations that really covet compost … and they are paying for compost right now.”

 

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