Waste Reduction & Pollution Prevention

Action Alert

Tell Canada you want to end plastic waste

Deadline: 
23 Nov 2018

Next week, Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers are meeting in Ottawa to finalize their national plan to fight plastic pollution.  It’s vital that the plan is both ambitious and enforceable if we’re going to improve our terrible 11 per cent recycling rate for plastic waste. Sign the petition now to make sure they know you want a plastic waste free environment by 2025.

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Event

Jeff Kirschner & Litterati

Oct 16 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Litterati is a community that is “crowdsource-cleaning” the planet – one piece of litter at a time. With participation in over 100 countries, the Litterati community is picking up litter and simultaneously collecting data such as identifying brands and mapping problem areas. Together we are working with schools, companies, and cities to create a litter-free world. Read more about Jeff Kirschner & Litterati

Location

ATB Entrepreneur Centre
1110 17 Avenue SW
T2T 0B4 Calgary , AB
Event

Under the Big Top: 2015 Conference on Canadian Stewardship & Recycling Council of Alberta Waste Reduction Conference

Sep 30 2015 - 6:00am to Oct 2 2015 - 6:00am

From the conference website:

The Conference on Canadian Stewardship (CCS) is where industry and government come together to discuss current and topical issues affecting product stewardship in Canada. This is an “industry-led” biennial event where companies who financially contribute for the managing of their end-of-life products, and the organizations that operate stewardship programs can actively participate in a lively forum dedicated to their interests.

The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) promotes and facilitates waste reduction, recycling and resource conservation in the Province of Alberta. RCA organizes an annual waste reduction conference that provides valuable educational and networking opportunities. For more information about the Recycling Council of Alberta, please visit www.recycle.ab.ca

This year, CCS and RCA teamed up to bring you a joint conference, themed “Under the Big Top”, to be held from September 30 to October 2, 2015 at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Over 500 delegates are expected to attend this year’s event.

Read more about Under the Big Top: 2015 Conference on Canadian Stewardship & Recycling Council of Alberta Waste Reduction Conference

Location

The Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff , AB
Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Board of Directors, Beverage Container Management Board

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Public Member
Application Deadline: 
27 Apr 2015

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) is responsible for the collection and recycling of beverage containers throughout Alberta.

The BCMB is a not-for-profit association consisting of representatives of Alberta beverage manufacturers, container depots and the public (environmental organizations, municipalities and interested citizens). The BCMB was established through the Beverage Container Recycling Regulation, which was enacted under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the organization’s bylaws. Since its inception on December 1, 1997, the BCMB has worked to ensure that Albertans have access to a convenient and cost-effective system for recycling used beverage containers.

The BCMB is a Delegated Administrative Organization (DAO), an arm’s length organization that has delegated government authority under the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to impose requirements on recycling program stakeholders. DAOs are unique – a range of stakeholders are encouraged to participate, including industry, government and the public. These parties are primarily involved in program stewardship through appointments to the Board of Directors.

One Public Member position on the Board of Directors is reserved for a designee of the Alberta Environmental Network. The current AEN-nominated Director’s 3-year term expires this spring. Read more about Call for Delegates: Board of Directors, Beverage Container Management Board

Event

Recycling Council of Alberta Southeast Regional Workshop

Apr 23 2013 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

presented in partnership with the City of Medicine Hat 

Join the Recycling Council of Alberta in Medicine Hat to get updates and discuss current issues in the recycling industry.The RCA is hosting this workshop to engage its members (and other interested parties) in a discussion on the issues and future opportunities within waste management. We look forward to sharing updates on current issues, and gaining feedback from you on your perspectives and experiences in the industry.

Cost: $45 (RCA members); $95 (non-members) - Lunch is included. Read more about Recycling Council of Alberta Southeast Regional Workshop

Location

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (Studio Room)
401 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat , AB
Event

2012 Waste Reduction Conference: "Wide World of Waste"

Oct 3 2012 - 6:00am to Oct 5 2012 - 6:00am

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2012 Waste Reduction Conference "Wide World of Waste", to be held October 3-5, 2012, at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

The conference will feature a wide variety of topics and sessions, and potential speakers are welcome to submit ideas for presentations on  a range of  topics, including international success stories, economic impacts of recycling initiatives, zero waste, education/promotion, organics diversion, and other innovative programs and technologies. Read more about 2012 Waste Reduction Conference: "Wide World of Waste"

Location

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper , AB
Story

RCA Conference 2012 Announcement & Call for Speakers

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2012 Waste Reduction Conference "Wide World of Waste", to be held October 3-5, 2012, at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

The conference will feature a wide variety of topics and sessions, and potential speakers are welcome to submit ideas for presentations on  a range of  topics, including international success stories, economic impacts of recycling initiatives, zero waste, education/promotion, organics diversion, and other innovative programs and technologies. Read more about RCA Conference 2012 Announcement & Call for Speakers

Funding Opportunity

2011 Rs of Excellence Awards

Deadline: 
11 Aug 2011

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2011 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:

  • Environmental impacts (i.e., quantified reductions in waste)
  • Innovation and progressiveness
  • Leadership
  • History and track record
  • Overall environmental commitment
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Event

2010 Waste Reduction Conference: “Building Tomorrow”

Oct 13 2010 - 6:00am to Oct 15 2010 - 6:00am

Mark Your Calendars and Call for Speakers

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2010 Waste Reduction Conference “Building Tomorrow”, to be held October 13-15, 2010, at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta.

The conference will feature a wide variety of topics and sessions, and potential speakers are welcome to submit ideas for presentations on waste reduction topics, including progressive ICI and C&D initiatives, zero waste, and other innovative programs and technologies. Read more about 2010 Waste Reduction Conference: “Building Tomorrow”

Location

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise , AB

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