Trash Talk Thursdays


Did You Know?

Sustainability is more than a buzz word for the City of Wetaskiwin. We believe in role modeling sustainability, and send our 'Trash Talk Thursday' facts to staff every week to help raise awareness and create conversation starters.

Here they are:

  •  Aluminum loses no quality during recycling. Aluminum cans can be recycled forever!
  • An automatic dishwasher uses less hot water than doing dishes by hand. 
  • 2,650 litres of water is needed to make one cotton t-shirt (that's 27 bath tubs)
  • McDonalds & Starbucks have joined forces to build a fully recyclable/compostable cup.
  • 12% of a households carbon footprint comes from the clothes dryer.
  • A Mexican Company 'Biofase' now makes cutlery and straws from avocado seeds. They completely biodegrade in 240 days. 
  • Canada just passed a bill that bans the captivity of Whales and Dolphins.
  • Polyester takes 20 -200 years to break down in the Landfill.
  • Producing a paper bag take 4 times more energy than a plastic bag and 20 times as much water - Choose to REUSE!
  • The fashion industry produces MORE carbon emissions than the aviation and shipping industries combined.
  • 75% of all aluminum produced in the last 100 years is stil in use today
  • It takes only 60 days for aluminum cans to be recycled and re-purposed.

Keep checking back for additional facts!