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New Waste Management reports from the Environmental Law Centre

The Environmental Law Centre has published two new reports on waste management and reduction in Alberta.

Good Riddance: Waste Management Law in Alberta is the 3rd Edition of the ELC's primer on the waste management system in Alberta. The report includes five sections covering (1) Legal Concepts and Institutions, (2) Waste Management & the Law, (3) Types of Waste, (4) Recycling, and (5) Import & Export of Waste.

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Extended Producer Responsibility: Designing the Regulatory Framework is a detailed look at the extended producer responsibility [“EPR”] model of waste management, and the potential application of EPR in Alberta's waste management system.

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Low-waste Living in Edmonton During COVID-19

Apr 22 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From Waste Free Edmonton:

Please join us on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7-9pm for WFE's very first virtual Zoom meet-up!

About this Event

Let's discuss how covid-19 is impacting low-waste initiatives and lifestyles in Edmonton. This will be an opportunity to connect with like-minded community members and share your tips and gripes.

Make sure to reserve your spot ASAP as we will only be accepting the first 50 registrations! Read more about Low-waste Living in Edmonton During COVID-19

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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Grants in Gear

Deadline: 
6 May 2016

Environmental Projects to be awarded up to $100,000 through Grants in Gear Program

The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Scout Environmental (formerly Summerhill Impact)  to offer granting initiative, Grants in Gear, for a third year. The nation-wide program will provide funding worth up to $100,000 to Canadian non-profits, entrepreneurial groups and municipal/regional governmental bodies. Read more about Grants in Gear

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

Public Consultation: Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation

Initiative: 
Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation
Deadline: 
13 Dec 2013

From the AESRD website:

The Government of Alberta is consulting on several proposed changes to the province’s existing regulatory framework for recycling. The proposed changes are intended to reduce municipal solid waste in Alberta, streamline Alberta’s regulatory framework, and provide options to shift end-of-life management costs from taxpayers to producers and consumers. The changes will advance initiatives in Alberta’s Too Good to Waste strategy. Read more about Public Consultation: Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation

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

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

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

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