Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Population

30.7 million

Provinces/Territories
(i.e. local authorities)

Canada comprises 10 provinces and 3
territories. Within these there are more than 1,000 municipalities of varying sizes.

Size

Second largest country in the world with a land base of 9 093 507 square km

Situation

Provinces and territories are responsible for waste management policy. Individual and regional municipalities are responsible for waste collection, diversion and disposal. The private sector is generally responsible for its own waste management costs. Though a number of individual companies and provinces have put packaging stewardship initiatives in place, no national packaging stewardship policy has been established.