Reminders

Environment 2010

Environment: 2010 Archive

From the air we breathe to the ground we walk on, a healthy and sustainable environment is critical to the well-being of our community.

Supplementary Local and National Comparison Information

 3-1 The Percentage of Households Using Energy Saving Light Bulbs in an indicator of the number of family units who have chosen to purchase an environmentally-friendly light bulb option for their home.

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Any energy saving light bulbs

Compact fluorescent lights

Fluorescent tubes

Waterloo Region

86

74

48

Ontario 

87

76

50

Canada 

84

69

46

 Source: Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Households and the Environment Survey, 2007.

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3-2 Residential Waste Diversion (recycling) is an indication of how well we are protecting our environment.

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2005

2006

2007

2008

Waterloo Region

40

43

45

47

Ontario Median

37

42

42

45

 Source: OMBI 2007, 2008

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3-3 The Percentage of Households Composting is an indication of the number of family units who use green bin services or have created their own composting bin as part of their household recycling routines.

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2006

2007

Waterloo Region

31

70

Ontario 

34

72

Canada 

27

57

Source: Statistics Canada.  Households and the Environment, 2006, 2007

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3-4 Megalitres of Treated Water is an indicator of how well we are preserving our limited water resource.

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2006

2007

2008

Waterloo Region

12221

12124

11499

Ontario Median

13084

13549

12607

 

Source: OMBI 2008

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