Mr. Speaker, the holiday season is here, a time of giving and sharing with those around us. However, every year during this season Canadians throw away 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags that are not recyclable.
This was brought to my attention by the elementary school students at the Woodroffe Avenue Public School craft fair.
By creating homemade ornaments, reusing gift bags and creating compost bags made out of old newspaper, these students are demonstrating how to celebrate this holiday season in an ecofriendly manner. I was delighted to see the drive and dedication of these young entrepreneurs from my riding.
I want to congratulate these students for showing leadership in the fight against climate change.
I encourage Canadians to follow the lead of these students and to reduce their waste this holiday season.