As recycling stewardship evolves in Canada, so too does the need to measure the success of various programs. Diversion rates and recycling rates are primary key performance indicators (KPIs), but other information can also offer insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a particular program.
In the case of packaging waste, which is generally collected by individual municipalities or regional districts in Canada, an increasingly important measurement (especially for packaging stewards) is the per cent of the population that has “access” to recycling of these m
aterials — from basic newspaper and cans to more complex packaging like film plastics and coffee cups.
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