Total materials used continued a similar trend to 2020, following the record high in 2019. Total materials by population equivalent saw its 4th year of increases, reaching the second highest level since 2009.
Offering visitor services and maintaining resident lifestyles and needs currently requires significant quantities of various materials. Waste is generally produced and energy generally used (embodied) in all stages of extracting, making, packaging, transporting, using and finally disposing of products. All of these lifecycle stages have potential negative environmental impacts which are measured using the proxy total material use in Whistler.
This indicator measures the total weight of solid material disposed, recycled or composted in Whistler
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