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Generation and Management of Municipal Solid Waste: How’s Canada Doing?

"...Solid waste affects people’s health and the environment surrounding them. Poorly managed solid waste accumulates in local bodies of water, oceans, and forests, degrading our ecosystems and negatively impacting human health. Therefore, appropriate management of solid waste is a particularly important public policy goal..."

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Reducing plastic waste will require fundamental change in culture

"..."Recycling only treats the symptoms of the plastic crisis and does not address the root cause, waste generation itself. We wanted to learn more about the barriers that prevent individuals in Germany from reducing their everyday consumption of plastic packaging for food and beverages. For our research project, a total of 40 participants contributed to discussions in four focus groups," explains Jasmin Wiefek, lead author of the study..."

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Ottawa residents toss more organic waste into the green bin during COVID-19 pandemic

"...A report for the Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management meeting on May 17 says there are "promising signs" policy changes and outreach efforts have been effective in encouraging organic waste recycling..."

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Editorial: Don't wait for pandemic to end to protect planet

"...An easy example is our waste stream. The City of Nanaimo reported 18 per cent more curbside waste collected in 2020 than the year before, with a comparable increase in landfill-destined garbage. The Regional District of Nanaimo also reported seeing a direct correlation between lockdown measures and waste generation..."

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Roadside Organics collection coming to the Alberni Valley this spring!

"...This new waste service is designed to allow residents to properly sort, store and divert food and yard waste to help extend the life of the Alberni Valley landfill as well as ensuring methane emissions (a greenhouse gas) are reduced. Many residents have questions, some are reluctant, some ecstatic, but the overarching goal is that as a community we undertake a learning journey to ensure this program is a success!..."

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Comment: We should strive for zero waste instead of expanding the landfill

"...The Regional District of Nanaimo, under its approved Solid Waste Management Plan, is on target to reduce waste generation from more than 1,000 kilograms per person (before Blue Box programs) to 109 kilograms per person by 2027..."

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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen conducting waste composition study at Campbell Mountain Landfill

"...The regional district, member municipalities and various provincial groups provide recycling programs and the sampling will provide insights into the success of these programs. Compost sites for food waste are also being considered..."

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Mythbusting: Five common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plastics

"...Life-cycle assessment, or LCA, is a tool that researchers like Miller use to quantify lifetime environmental impacts in multiple categories, including climate change and energy use, water and resource depletion, biodiversity loss, solid waste generation, and human and ecological toxicity..."

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The unending waste management challenge

"...Daily, each of the 7. 8 billion people inhabiting Earth generates approximately one kilogram of waste, which translates into 5. 8 million metric tons of waste..."

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Can recycling ocean plastic actually work?

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Agricultural and Municipal Waste Management in Thailand

"...One important factor is the government?s long term renewable energy plan which has supported the implementation of bioenergy projects..."

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The application of system dynamics in different practices of a waste management system

"...An increase in waste reduction, source separation, and recycling rate could decrease the environmental impact, but it is not necessarily profitable from an economic perspective..."

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Evaluating the biomethane potential from the anaerobic co-digestion of palm oil mill effluent, food waste, and sewage sludge in

"...Therefore, this study was formulated to investigate the feasibility of anaerobic co-digestion of three types of organic wastes generated in significantly huge quantities in Malaysia, namely palm oil mill effluent (POME), food waste (FW), and sewage sludge (SWS)..."

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Solid waste management planning for sub-district scale: a case study in Buleleng sub-district, Buleleng district, Bali province

"...This study aims to identify the amount of solid waste generation, composition, and characteristics of the Buleleng sub-district waste..."

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Drivers and constraints of waste-to-energy incineration for sustainable municipal solid waste management in developing countrie

"...The main drivers were the current limited treatment capability, local opposition to current strategies, introduction of legislative incentives and landfilling restrictions, the Hanoi government?s involvement, the example set by the existing WtE plant in Can Tho, increasing waste generation with increasing land scarcity, competitive tipping fees, and introduction of a public?private-partnership model..."

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Behavioral impacts on residential food provisioning, use, and waste during the COVID-19 pandemic

"...In contrast, less than 10% of respondents reported that they began or increased separating or composting food waste during the pandemic, and many stopped altogether due to suspension of local curbside composting services..."

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Food-energy-water-waste nexus systems optimization for New York State under the COVID-19 pandemic to alleviate health and enviro

"...It could alleviate health and environmental concerns by converting the food waste into electricity and heat through food-energy-water-waste nexus systems using waste-to-energy facilities, such as anaerobic digesters and combined heat and power units in wastewater treatment plants..."

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The extent of food waste generation in the UK and its environmental impacts

"...1 Mt of food waste is generated annually in the UK across all the supply chain, leading to the greenhouse gas emissions of 27 Mt of CO2 eq..."

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An innovative waste management system in a smart city under stochastic optimization using vehicle routing problem

"...In modern societies, municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is an important part of SCs, the main problem of MSWM is the cost that it generates and must be reduced..."

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