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Failure to promote recycling nationally slows the greening of Canada's construction industry

from The Vancouver Sun

The Canadian construction industry took a giant leap forward in environmentally responsible practices with the first application here in 2003 of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system, which rates building projects on their sustainability. But while new homes and buildings are becoming more sustainable, the construction industry appears to have stalled in reducing its waste. Environment Canada estimates that the construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) sector is responsible for up to 33 percent of solid waste — 11 million tons of CRD waste is being sent to landfills annually. more


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