The City of Edmonton is calling on residents to reduce the amount of waste they generate by 20 per cent over the next 25 years as a first step toward zero waste.

In releasing Roadmap ’24 on Thursday, the city laid out 10 actions that it will be implementing over the next three years to reduce waste including single-use plastics. The goal by 2024 is for Edmontonians to stabilize waste generation with no net growth before the 20 per cent reduction by the end of the city’s 25-year waste strategy. From 2019 to 2020, waste per person increased to 386 kilograms from 362 kilograms.