By the numbers: World Environment day

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By the numbers: World Environment day

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Each initiative we take to care for the environment brings us one step closer to leaving a sustainable planet for future generations.

Fuelled by renewable energy

Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) have grown in popularity nationwide. In 2020, 54,353 new ZEVs were registered in Canada, accounting for 3.5% of new vehicle registrations in the country.

Source: Statistics Canada, Zero-emission vehicle registrations down slightly in 2020.

Dispose with care

It can be challenging for households to dispose of consumer electronics they no longer want.

In 2017, 58% of households that had unwanted computers sent them to a depot or a drop-o­ centre.

Source: Statistics Canada, Table 38-10-0126-02 Household hazardous waste, eWaste.

Reducing organic waste

In 2018, 2.9 million tonnes of organic waste were diverted from landfills

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 38-10-0138-01 Waste materials diverted, by type and by source.

Under the sea

To preserve marine life, Canada had established 59 marine refuges as of April 2019.

Source: Statistics Canada, Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 14, Life Below Water.

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