Restoration in BC’s Hart mountain ranges

Community groups work together to clean up pollution in a sensitive alpine ecosystem in northeastern BC.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

Nunavut could resurrect city recycling

Sure, you can drop your plastic and glass bottles in the big blue recycling sea-can located in downtown Iqaluit, but it’s just going to end up in the landfill anyway. That could change if a pilot recycling project by the Government of Nunavut gets rolling. Read the article, Nunatsiaq News 2007-04-27 Related articles Nunavut to study landfill […]

Baker Lake fuel storage worries environment department

Image by palestrina55 via Flickr The lack of an appropriate spill plan for five million litres of diesel fuel stored on three barges frozen into Baker Lake concerns Nunavut’s Department of Environment, says official Robert Eno. Related story: Related articles Nunavut to study landfill problems ( Toxics in Baker Lake dump appall researcher (…

What is Wattwize?

Wattwize is a student-driven energy conservation program for Ontario schools.

Bottled-water safety rules are inadequate, Ottawa told

Many Canadians buy bottled water because they consider it better than tap water, but an environmental group says the water-bottling industry is inadequately regulated and needs more oversight by the federal government to ensure that its products are safe.