By Brigitte Pellerin, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed, October 13, 2023
October is Circular Economy Month and the City of Ottawa is offering us a number of ways we can reduce, reuse, recycle and up-cycle our stuff. In an economic climate where the cost of everything keeps going up faster than most people’s income, it makes a lot of sense. And it helps us divert material away from those landfills that are filling up so fast we’re now using private dumps (as if the ownership structure made trash less of a problem somehow).
I have bent your ears before about the Zero Waste movement, and waste diversion too. This stuff is hard work. But with the right kind of encouragement, we can all make progress.