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Incinerating trash is a waste of resources

Incinerating trash is a waste of resources

Many urban areas have built or are considering building waste-incineration facilities to generate energy. At first glance, it seems like a win-win. You get rid of "garbage" and acquire a new energy source with fuel that’s almost free. But it’s a problematic solution, and a complicated issue.

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2nd Annual Zero Waste Conference 2012 – Rethinking Waste Management… the Design Difference

2nd Annual Zero Waste Conference 2012 – Rethinking Waste Management… the Design Difference

Metro Vancouver invites government, businesses and citizens to attend the 2nd Annual Zero Waste Conference 2012 – Rethinking Waste Management

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Dumping waste into the ground is a shaky solution

Dumping waste into the ground is a shaky solution

Several scientific reports have called into question everything from injection wells to carbon capture and storage. The latter is a key component of the federal and Alberta governments’ climate change strategies and budgets.

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Eco Stream Unveils “The Cage” Eco-Exhibit

Eco Stream Unveils “The Cage” Eco-Exhibit

Today, Eco Stream Canada will unveil “The Cage” Eco-Exhibit at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

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Earth Day Canada’s Upcycling Challenge

Earth Day Canada’s Upcycling Challenge

Earth Day Canada’s Upcycling Challenge is wrapping up but you still have one week to submit your upcycling project!

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Wilderness Committee decries “biased” incineration report

Wilderness Committee decries “biased” incineration report

Vancouver – The Wilderness Committee is calling on BC Environment Minister Barry Penner to say no to Metro Vancouver’s waste to energy proposal, in light of concerns raised by Ministry of Environment staff regarding the key consultation report on waste management options commissioned by Metro Vancouver.

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Spotlight: Zero Waste Simcoe

Spotlight: Zero Waste Simcoe

Chatting with Gord McKay from Zero Waste Simcoe. Q. What is Zero Waste Simcoe and how did it come about? A. Zero Waste Simcoe is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping Simcoe County become a Zero Waste community. Its 200 plus members, from across the County, are ready to show by their actions that Zero […]

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Concerned Citizens Launch Zero Waste BC

Concerned Citizens Launch Zero Waste BC

Kamloops, BC – Today a network of citizens groups and public interest organizations will hold the inaugural meeting of the new Zero Waste BC Network in order to coordinate efforts to fight waste incinerators that have been proposed throughout BC. Last week a proposed incineration facility was opposed by a vote of 9 – 0 by […]

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Industry Makes it Easier for Ontarians to Recycle their Household Hazardous Waste

Industry Makes it Easier for Ontarians to Recycle their Household Hazardous Waste

Stewardship Ontario introduces Do What You Can DropOff Program TORONTO–Stewardship Ontario, the industry organization responsible for the Blue Box program and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) program, is making it easier for Ontarians to recycle old batteries, paint, solvents and other “household hazardous waste” with a new initiative under the MHSW program called […]

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Governments set to announce tar ponds cleanup plan

Governments set to announce tar ponds cleanup plan

Provincial and federal officials were expected to release a long-awaited cleanup plan Sunday for one of Canada’s most contaminated sites, in Sydney, N.S. Read the full article…

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