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Toronto Hydro CR Report 2016

OUR ENVIRONMENT Waste No More Beginning in January 2015, Toronto Hydro piloted a waste reduction project “Waste No More” aimed at increasing the non-hazardous waste diversion rate by raising employees’ awareness about the recycling program. In association with the project, an online tool was developed to provide employees with clarity on the types of waste that can be recycled. Employees enter the type of waste they are disposing and the tool indicates where the waste should be disposed. To date, changes in employees’ behaviour related to effective source separation has led to an increase in the amount of waste diverted from landfill from 49% in 2013 to 64% in 2016 (see Figure 7). Diverted Non-Hazardous Waste 49% 57% 772 1,001 837 440 Figure 4: Non-hazardous waste diverted to recycling or compost facilities from 2013 to 2016 In addition to recycling solid non-hazardous waste from its facilities, Toronto Hydro has been diverting wood poles removed from service, fluorescent lights, batteries and electronic waste (e-waste) from landfill. Toronto Hydro diverted 876 and 1,079 metric tonnes of wood poles from landfill in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Figure 5 illustrates the respective amounts of fluorescent lights, batteries and e-waste diverted from landfill between 2014 and 2016. The amount of waste batteries has been decreasing as a project to replace the batteries in stations is reaching a conclusion. 84 TORONTO HYDRO I 2016 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 68% 64% Non-Hazardous Recycled Waste Waste Diversion Rate 2013 2014 2015 2016


Toronto Hydro CR Report 2016
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