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Coverage of waste management since September 30, 2023.

Wildfire recovery in B.C.’s North Shuswap could be years in the making

"...Higgins said the recovery working group is approaching the process on three fronts: a social perspective that focuses on people’s unmet needs; an infrastructure perspective that focuses on redevelopment and rebuilding; and on a development services perspective, focusing on permitting and solid waste management..."

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Westmount reducing garbage collection, promoting composting

"...The City of Westmount, Que. , has adopted a new waste management policy, which will see a focus on composting and a reduction in garbage collection frequency..."

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City of Winnipeg asks residents for input on garbage and recycling programs

"...With its Comprehensive Integrated Waste Management Strategy under review, the City of Winnipeg wants residents to provide insight into what is working well for them, and what requires more improvement. The strategy, approved by council in 2011, provides guidelines about how city workers collect, sort, and get rid of garbage and recycling. In a press release on Oct..."

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Yukon MLAs pass bill to make way for private sector to take over waste control

"...“The plan will provide financial and operational details, including how the proposed targets will be met and how collected products will be managed at end-of-life in accordance with the waste management hierarchy where top priority is placed on waste prevention, followed by reuse, recycling, recovery and finally disposal. ”..."

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Fraser Valley septic waste disposal plants reach capacity

"...The City of Chilliwack says over the last two years it has handled a more than 40-per cent increase in trucked liquid waste causing operational disruptions, increased treatment costs and quality issues at the city's wastewater treatment plant. This comes after the treatment plant in Abbotsford stopped accepting waste from anywhere outside Abbotsford and Mission in 2021, leading to more being sent to Chilliwack. James Stiksma, owner of Canadian Septic and a board member of the Western Canadian On-Site Wastewater Management Association of B..."

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City of Red Deer’s waste management inspector wins in-house recognition for great customer service

"...The City of Red Deer’s waste management inspector with Utility Services, Dave Amendt is the recipient of the 2023 Bob Stollings Memorial Award. (Contributed photo)..."

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Is the growing plastic credits market a new wave of greenwashing?

"...Several other companies around the world are also offering to arrange for collecting plastic from where it winds up and doesn’t belong (landfills, waterways, roadsides), and then verify credits, including Plastic Bank and Plastic Credit Exchange. “As the plastic credit market is still emerging, at this stage each issuing organization largely follows its own protocols that govern the process of creating credits,” says rePurpose Global, another crediting platform that “empowers business to act on plastic pollution. ”..."

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Yukon government presents Environment Act amendment

"...The legislation will help in implementing an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system Patrick EgwuOct. 19, 2023 11:00 a. m..."

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District hires Westbin to provide temporary carboard recycling services

"...Large volumes of oversized cardboard is causing havoc with recycling truck compactors and creating delays in collection service. The city is asking residents to make certain cardboard boxes are flattened and are smaller than . 6 metres in all dimensions..."

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Waste-to-energy projects are premature in central Alberta: Red Deer city council told

"...Janet Whitesell, the city’s waste management superintendent, told council on Monday that the timing wasn’t yet right for the consideration of thermal treatment of municipal solid wastes. Among the reasons given was that the commercial technology “hasn’t found a comercially viable foot-hold in central Alberta yet. ”..."

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Kirk LaPointe: We need a regional government to address Metro Vancouver issues

"...Mostly its agendas involve its core services of drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. But it also regulates air quality, develops urban growth plans, takes care of a regional parks system and provides comparably affordable housing through its four corporate entities. These are not small-budget items..."

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Jobs in waste management

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Special Projects Coordinator Wastewater - Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

"...The successful applicant will possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License; have knowledge of the Local Government Act, the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, Municipal Wastewater Regulation, the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation; and the Sewerage System Regulation; have effective written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and leadership skills with an ability to maintain positive internal and external working relationships; strong research and analytical skills; a working knowledge of word processing and computer applications; a demonstrated ability to plan, organize, develop and implement projects, plans, and programs in a systematic and timely manner; and an ability to work independently and to meet deadlinesSKILLS/EDUCATION..."

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Landfill Supervisor ‐ Boundary - Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (Grand Forks, BC)

"...For more information on this position, please review the job description available on the RDKB Careers page..."

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Clerk III (Solid Waste Programs) - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Reviews existing content on the City’s Solid Waste public webpages, drafts new content as required, coordinates review of content by other staff, and submits finalized contents to be published on the public webpages ;Develops outreach videos related to solid waste topics to be used for various public awareness campaigns; Drafts initial content and scripting; coordinates with Corporate Communications on producing the video;..."

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Clerk III (Solid Waste Programs) - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Reviews existing content on the City’s Solid Waste public webpages, drafts new content as required, coordinates review of content by other staff, and submits finalized contents to be published on the public webpages ;Develops outreach videos related to solid waste topics to be used for various public awareness campaigns; Drafts initial content and scripting; coordinates with Corporate Communications on producing the video;..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention waste management.

Guest Doc! From Bags to Bins: Edmonton’s Change to a New Waste Management System

Duration: 28:53

"...This week, we're airing a guest documentary about Edmonton's big change to its household waste collection system that took effect in 2021. ..."

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11/13/20 - Photo Ambassadors; State Waste Management

Duration: 03:00

"...The state is looking for people who love the outdoors to be photo ambassadors..."

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99. The Trouble With Glass

Duration: 30:28

"...Glass is very popular in the zero waste world..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about waste management.

enuf – Founder Series

"...While recycling captures attention, Enuf recognizes the untapped potential in composting, which constitutes half of everyone's waste..."

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Climate-Smart Dairy Practices in Uruguay | Climate Stories on Climate Action

"...In the watershed of Santa Lucia, Uruguay, a new effluent waste management system reduced water pollution, cut the need for chemical fertilizers, enhanced carbon sequestration and soil quality..."

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Presentation of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) handbook for Canadian municipalities | QUEST, CGA, CBA

"...Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) presents a unique opportunity not only to tackle GHG emissions and improve local air quality but also to advance a circular economy for municipalities..."

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Waste Management, Recycling and Sustainability

"...Meidl, fellow in energy and environment, sits down with David Biderman, president and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America, to discuss how prepared the waste management system is to face the challenges of sustainability..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about waste management relevant to the latest news.

A Review of the Long-Term Viability of Municipal Solid Waste and the Impact It Has on People

"...The socioeconomic effects of improper waste disposal negatively affect society?s capacity to effectively manage resources, utilize the land, and safeguard public health..."

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Post-closure Cost Efficiency in Public Versus Private Landfills: The Case of Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

"...Waste management systems have developed in recent years toward the adoption of sustainable management principles and practices, such as circular economy, zero waste, resource efficiency, waste avoidance, re-use, and recycling..."

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Estimation of Short-Lived Climatic Pollutants (SLCPs) and Other Pollutants Generated from the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Sura

"...The various activities of solid waste management contributed to the emission of Carbon dioxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulphur, Particulate Matter and Short-Lived Climatic Pollutants (SLCPs) such as Methane and Black Carbon..."

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COVID-19 and waste management policy practices in India: a systematic review

"...However, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country since early 2020, inadequacies of municipal solid waste management (MSWM), bio-medical waste management (BMWM), and plastic waste management policies have occurred with personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, such as facemasks, face shields, gloves, gowns, sanitizer bottles, and remnants of packaging goods from online shopping, putting the waste economy and ecology under further pressure..."

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Quantifying the Trends and Impacts of Solid Waste Generation in Chennai City: A Study of Current Management Practices and Futur

"...Additionally, the study suggests that the city should implement waste reduction and recycling programs, as well as encourage the development of waste-to-energy facilities to minimize the environmental impact of solid waste..."

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Challenges of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Jalandhar, Punjab (India): A Case Study

"...Being the third most populous city in the state, the daily disposal of Municipal solid waste is not an easy task for the authorities involved..."

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Monitoring of Municipal Solid Waste Operations in Urban Areas: A Review

"...Contemporary urban cities are embracing the concept of a ?smart city,? which uses information and communication technologies, Internet of things and machine learning to enhance the quality of solid waste management for sustainable development..."

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Measuring circularity potential for medical waste management ? a dynamic circularity performance analysis

"...The global transition towards circular economy (CE) signifies a shift in industrial waste management objective from ?expansion of recycling industry? to achieve ?waste as resource?..."

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Utilizing Plastic Waste in Construction Materials: A Review

"...Inefficient solid waste management of plastics and polymeric materials is one among the biggest challenges worldwide, resulting in environmental deterioration..."

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The Problem of Recycling Construction Waste in Poland

"...In recent years, along with the increase in social environmental awareness, more and more attention is paid to activities related to waste management and environmental protection..."

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The Building Information Modelling Through Information Technology and Impacts on Selected Circular Economy Performance Indicato

"...Due to the perception of sustainability through economic sustainability, material costs, material consumption, recycling costs, rate of use of recycled materials, waste management costs were monitored..."

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