From the CRD Website – crd.bc.ca/ecostar:
The transformation of our communities from waste producers to waste reducers is an essential part of sustainable living on our planet. By reducing waste at the source and treating existing waste as a resource, we can create a cleaner, healthier region. The Waste Reduction Award celebrates an individual, group or organization making outstanding contributions through programs or projects that reduce the waste entering Hartland Landfill or deal with waste in a more environmentally responsible manner. Waste reduction could involve recycling, reuse or waste-to-energy processes, reduction or source control efforts or proper disposal programs such as the pharmaceuticals return program. Projects should be working toward positive alternatives to disposal which could be implemented by other individuals or businesses and which work to increase awareness of waste reduction needs.