SWEAP News
Number 1, September 8, 1987 - Periodical profile published 1988

Metropolitan Toronto Solid Waste Environmental Assessment Plan Refuse Disposal Division
Publisher:  Metropolitan Works Department
Year Published:  1988  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX3389

Abstract:  "We must realize that we can no longer throw waste away because there is no AWAY," said the governor of New Jersey in 1971. We are just a little luckier. It will be 1990 when Metropolitan Toronto will have run out of landfill space for half its present yearly total of 3 million tonnes of solid waste. The Solid Waste Enviromental Assessment Plan (SWEAP) was established to confront basic questions about this critical problem and it hopes to involve the public at every stage. "Every day, each of us produces garbage that gets taken care of by 'the system.' There are now so many of us producing so much that 'the system' needs to be changed. There are many ideas for changing and some of them will affect your lifestyle. SWEAP gives you a chance to help determine the new waste management system."
There are many ways to become involved. If you simply want to keep up-to-date, you can become a participant, receiving future issues of the newsletter. As a participant, you can sign up for various workshops and taskforces that will be announced. Barbara Wallace, Public Participation Facilitator, can supply further information. Her number is (416) 392-5420 or 1-800-387-9200.
This first newsletter provides a profile of Toronto's current waste production and existing refuse disposal system. It also gives a recycling update and a list of upcoming events.

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