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2009 Rs of Excellence Awards — Call for Nominations

14 Aug 2009 (All day)

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2009 Rs of Excellence Awards.

If you know a person, program or organization that has made an outstanding contribution towards waste reduction, please let us know.

Application is simple:

Submit a brief description of the nominee's achievements and why you think they deserve an award. Considered criteria include: Read more »

Posted July 23, 2009 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Plastic Bag Campaign & Alderman John Mar

May 6 2009 - 7:00pm

Ald. John Mar on plastic bags at next monthly meeting

Topic: Our next monthly meeting will be held Wednesday May 6th, and will feature Alderman John Mar and the Sierra Club's own Plastic Bag Campaign team, to talk about reducing the use of single-use plastic bags in our city. We will be showcasing other plastic bag initiatives around the world, and talking about the drastic effects littered plastic has on the environment, both local and global. Read more »


Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted May 2, 2009 by Anonymous

Waste Minimization and Management in Construction and Demolition Operations

Mar 26 2009 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A large proportion of construction and demolition (C&D) wastes are currently disposed of in landfills. This waste management option is not only costly and a poor use of landfill space, but it represents a missed opportunity to extract value from the "waste".

Reductions in the amount of C&D debris in landfills can be achieved by reuse and recycling of discarded materials, as well as by preventing the generation of waste materials in the first place. Read more »


Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant
10977 50 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 16, 2009 by Anonymous

Pitch-In Canada Week

Apr 20 2009 (All day) - Apr 26 2009 (All day)

Your Group is invited to participate in PITCH-IN Week: Operation: Clean Sweep, April 20—26, 2009. It is a great way for your members to show their concern for the environment and demonstrate their civic responsibility. Read more »

Posted February 13, 2009 by Anonymous

Recycling Council of Alberta Conference Updates

Recycling Council of Alberta

The RCA's 2008 Waste Reduction Conference "Paint the Town Green" will be held October 8-10, 2008 at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta. Read more »

Posted September 2, 2008 by Anonymous

2008 RCA Conference "Paint The Town Green"

Oct 8 2008 - 10:00am - Oct 10 2008 - 2:30pm

Recycling Council of Alberta

The RCA is happy to announce the 2008 Waste Reduction Conference "Paint The Town Green".

Let us paint you a picture of what awaits you. Bob and Fred, the event's paint can mascots, will guide you through the electronic conference brochure where you'll find agenda updates, registration information and other conference details. Be sure to visit this site often for program updates as speakers and sessions are secured. Register today to reserve your spot Read more »


Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, AB

Posted June 13, 2008 by Anonymous

The Role of Waste-to-Energy in a Zero Waste World

The Recycling Council of Alberta has developed a presentation on the role and impact of waste-to-energy options in municipal waste management systems. This presentation is particularly suited to politicians (i.e., municipal councils) who may be interested in waste-to-energy alternatives, but have little technical background on the implications of this technology. Read more »

Posted February 11, 2008 by Anonymous

2008 Waste Reduction Conference & Call for Speakers

Mark Your Calendars and Call for Speakers

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2008 Waste Reduction Conference "Paint the Town Green" to be held October 8-10, 2008, at the beautiful Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta.

Our keynote speaker will be Andrew Nisker, Canadian writer and director of Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home, a film that features an average urban family who keep all the garbage they produce for three months. Read more »

Posted February 6, 2008 by Anonymous

Alberta's Greenhouse Gas Regulations: Implications for the Waste Management Sector

Alberta is the first jurisdiction in North America to require industry to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Proper waste management systems and the implementation of emerging technologies can significantly reduce GHG emissions from waste management related activities, generating valuable GHG credits or offsets for an emerging carbon trading market. Learn about the potential to market GHG credits and the means of doing so. Read more »