Liquid fluids from
waste stream aerosol cans that are thrown into landfills in
Canada on a yearly basis exceed many major high seas oil spills.
If each household uses 5.5 cans per year, the following ends
up in landfills each and every year.
litres of toxic fluid
of recyclable plastic
(5,510 tonnes) of recyclable metal
If various industrial
users used three times as many cans, then on a combined total
we presently landfill yearly over
litres (67,120 barrels) of toxic liquid
2,940,000 kilograms (2,940 tonnes) of recyclable plastic
22,040,000 kilograms (22,040 tonnes) of recyclable metal
The landfill volume
equates to 220,040 cubic metres.
An area the
size of 40 football fields on meter deep.