15% Decline in Imports of Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Recyclable Materials in 2002

2002 figures released today by Environment Canada show that for the third year in a row, imports into Canada of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials have declined. In fact, imports dropped by approximately 15% in 2002, at 423,000 tonnes, down from nearly 500,000 tonnes in 2001 and significantly down from the 560,000 tonnes in 2000.

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