Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has introducted a plan to make Montreal zero waste by 2030.\nThe plan includes considering food and clothing waste, both on a systematic scale and at the individual level.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMontreal Mayor Valérie Plante is on a mission to make Montreal a notable global figure in the world of environmentalism, and yesterday she announced yet another plan, this time to have Montreal be zero waste by 2030.\nAs with many of her plans, just the sound of it seems like an un-doable task.... and then you read the action steps and it's like, oh wow... you just might actually pull this off!\nWhich is exactly how I felt when I first heard that she had proposed this new plan, called the "Plan directeur de gestion des matières résiduelles" or the "Waste Management Master Plan."\nMy initial reaction was, "That's amazing, how on earth can we accomplish that?" So, I took a look at the plan and can now say that, if Montrealers are on-board, there is a real chance that we could actually get ourselves to a place where we are a zero-waste city.\nOn the city's website, the plan is explained as such: "By setting ambitious targets and giving the means to achieve them, the City of Montreal is demonstrating its desire to make its ecological transition a reality."\nThe goal is to "offer efficient and flexible management of residual materials while acting on the technological, economic, and cultural infrastructure and service deployment fronts."\n@val_plante\nThe image above was shared by Mayor Plante on her Instagram stories, where she explains...\n"Our plan is ambitious and it aims to reach our zero waste target for Montreal by:\n1) reducing waste at the source2) diverting 85% of waste from the landfill3) mobilizing stakeholders."\nThe plan on the city's website elaborates, explaining that the short-term goal is to divert 70% of waste from the landfill by 2025. Last year, we only managed 48%.\nREAD ALSO: Getting Funding To Start The Business Of Your Dreams In Quebec Just Got A Lot Easier\nBy 2025, the plan hopes to accomplish reducing at least 10% of the amount of municipal waste per capita, which is upped to 20% by 2030.\nThis means individuals should, in theory, decrease their waste by 10 kg per year.\n@val_plante\nThe image above reads:\n"With this plan, we will:\n- reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the movement of residual material;- fight against food and clothing waste;- and deploy the collection of compostable materials in all buildings of 9 lodgements or more."\nOn an individual, daily basis, the city recommends the following steps for people living in Montreal:\nUse containers and reusable bags\nBan one-time products\nBuy products that are recycled or made of recycled content\nPut a sticker "No flyers" on the mailbox\nBuy in bulk or in large format\nBuy product refills\nDrinking tap water instead of bottled water\nLimit document printing\nCompost\nUse rechargeable batteries\nGive used clothes\nBorrow or rent tools\nHave electrical appliances and appliances repaired\nTo read the full Waste Management Master Plan, head to the City of Montreal's website right here.