The Fonds continues with its residual materials management approach in order to meet the waste reduction goals set out in the Québec Residual Materials Management Policy and the accompanying 2011-2015 Action Plan. A study carried out from November 26 to 30, 2012 by NI Environment1 revealed that the Fonds’ head office recycling rate is 65.5%, which is approximately 10% more than the minimum rate recommended under this Policy. This is a sharp improvement over last year, when the recycling rate was 52.1%. The implementation of a composting system, for instance, avoided sending over 12 tonnes of materials to landfills during the financial year.
- The studies carried out by NI Environment do not take into account construction waste, the volumes and characteristics of which vary from time to time based on the work that is performed.