Will we take advantage of clean energy and conservation or remain stuck in the old way of just blindly burning our way through?
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.
Metro Vancouver invites government, businesses and citizens to attend the 2nd Annual Zero Waste Conference 2012 – Rethinking Waste Management
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…