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News and Opinion

Coverage of solid wastes since December 3, 2021.

Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority warns of recycling delays

"...The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority is warning residents there may be delays in recycling collection, due to staff shortages from COVID-19..."

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Possible delays in recycling pick-up due to COVID

"...The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) is warning residents there may be delays in recycling collection due to staff shortages from COVID-19..."

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Recycling depots change hands in Tofino and Ucluelet

"...On Jan. 15, 2021 Ozzard Environmental will officially own the recycling depots..."

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Adjustments proposed for water and sewage prices

"...The price increase is a result of rising material and product costs due to inflation and the requirement to repair and replace aging infrastructure. The new prices would also cover year-over-year increases in Sylvan Lake Regional Wastewater Commission (SLRWWC) rates for the transmission of the town’s sewage to the Red Deer wastewater treatment facility, and the increase in sewage treatment rate at Red Deer Wastewater Treatment Facility, the town shared..."

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White Rock Council top priorities on-track for 2022: city

"...The amended Collection, Removal, Disposal and Recycling of Solid Waste Bylaw essentially reverses a controversial decision to privatize multi-family and commercial solid-waste collection made by the previous council in 2015..."

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Sustainable U: Fast fashion and its environmental impact

"...This consists of both water consumption and water pollution. For starters, it’s not surprising that the fashion industry is a super-soaker consumer of freshwater with textile dying being the second largest polluter of water streams globally. It takes up to 2,000 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans..."

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LETTER: Stormwater management should be a priority

"...Stormwater management, while unlikely to attract the attention of the average voter, is the most critical part of municipal infrastructure. In North Saanich, the impact of system failure is magnified by the potential for solid waste contamination due (in part) to the extensive use of residential septic fields as our primary waste management systems. When combined with the likelihood that many of our stormwater distribution networks are both undersized and nearing the end of their practical lifespan, immediate action is necessary..."

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Municipality of Lakeshore responds to illegal dumping at Leffler Peace Park

"...Residents looking to dispose of yard waste and use the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority’s Transfer Station #2 (2021 Albuna Townline, County Road 31, Kingsville) or the Public Drop-off Depot (3560 North Service Road East, Windsor). Both facilities offer free yard waste disposal for residents..."

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Council Endorses Expanding

"...A survey conducted after the pilot found participating neighbourhoods experienced an almost 25 per cent increase in recycling and an eight per cent increase in composting..."

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RDKB receives $700,000 for green bin collection program in the West Kootenay

"...Composting food waste greatly reduces greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted. When organic materials like food waste are composted in an oxygen-rich environment they produce some carbon dioxide (CO2) as they break down. If those same organic materials are buried in a landfill, they produce methane, a GHG that is up to 27 times more potent than CO2..."

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Regional District of Nanaimo gets $3-million grant to deal with organic waste

"...The RDN release noted that the expansion and upgrades to the facility are necessary in part because of coming mandatory waste source separation and waste hauler licencing bylaws intended to keep more recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. As well, the RDN says the project includes improved odour control “through a fully contained organics processing system,” reduced greenhouse gases and higher-quality compost..."

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Comox Strathcona preliminary budget calls for more staff

"...CSWM has put out a preliminary budget for solid waste service. Record file photo..."

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Jobs in solid wastes

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Labourer 1/Truck Driver - Solid Waste & Recycling - City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

"...Last Updated: 1/5/22 3:13 PMDescriptionThe goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.   With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.   People like you!..."

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Solid Waste Driver/Swamper - Labourer 2 - District of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, BC)

"...We are looking for enthusiastic and results-oriented individuals who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combined with a safety-conscious and strong work ethic and who enjoy working in the challenging weather conditions of the North Shore..."

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Labourer 1/Truck Driver - Solid Waste & Recycling - City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

"...With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team..."

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Environmental Health Services Technologist II - Solid Waste Analyst - Thompson-Nicola Regional District (Kamloops, BC)

"... For more information or to apply to this position, visit https://www. tnrd. ca/about-us/careers/ Please note that only applications submitted through our careers site can be considered..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention solid wastes.

2/21/20 - Landfill Waste Up; Fishing Shanties

Duration: 02:25

"...Solid waste in Michigan landfills increased in 2019..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about solid wastes.

In Space, Every Poop Is a Floater: Why the New ISS Toilet Costs $23 Million

"...The space toilets today are a bit more advanced—similar to a toilet you’d find on Earth with some added function and a funnel to suck up any liquid waste, but solid waste is still deposited into plastic bags that are bundled with other trash before it is all shot back toward Earth to ultimately burn up in our atmosphere..."

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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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Stemming the Pollution Tide | Virtual Ocean Dialogues

"...The cost of polluting the ocean is not just to the health of marine ecosystems, but also to human health and economies..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about solid wastes relevant to the latest news.

Modern Landfilling Approaches for Waste Disposal and Management

"...Municipal solid waste management involves recycling, burning, conversion of waste to electricity, composting, or waste disposal..."

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Getting to the bottom of food waste: identifying obstacles to effective circular economy practices in a Thai semi-urban context

"...Although the share of reused or recycled municipal solid waste (MSW) in Thailand has been increasing over the past years, 65% of MSW still ends up in landfills or is burnt or dumped outside the municipal waste management system according to data from 2018..."

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Digestate Post-treatment and Upcycling: Unconventional Moisturizing Agent for Food Waste In-Vessel Composting

"...Nowadays, Tunisia faces challenging environmental and energy issues which relate mainly to the implementation of an appropriate solid waste management system capable of dealing with the high production of biowaste on the one hand, and the increased need for water and energy resources on the other..."

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Assessing the Carbon Foot Print of an Ayurveda Medical Institute: A Case of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India

"...In Scope 2, electricity is the only source of emissions, while Scope 3 includes personnel commuting, water supply, cloths, surgical accessories, wastewater treatment, oils, chemicals, stationery items, papers, polyethylene, biomedical waste, and solid waste, etc..."

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A Review on Technological Approach for Obtaining Nutrient from Solid Waste

"...Farmyard manure, biochar, poultry manure, vermicompost, biogas digest, and urban compost are rich sources of vitamins, growth-promoting substances, macro-, and micro-nutrients..."

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Empirical use of fly ash for rhizobial population and yield of some legume crops for sustainable agriculture

"...Recycling of FA will support reuse of precious materials which would otherwise be wasted and alleviate energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from extraction and processing..."

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Characterization of littered face masks in the southeastern part of Turkey

"...This study aims to estimate the amount of face mask use during the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey, thereby expressing our concerns about waste management and plastic pollution and calling on appropriate solid waste management policies and governments to take the necessary measures to formulate their strategies at all levels..."

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A Life Cycle-Based Scenario Analysis Framework for Municipal Solid Waste Management

"...A framework for the systematic analysis of the material flows and the life cycle environmental performance of municipal solid waste (MSW) management scenarios is described in this article..."

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Achieving Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Option of Valorisation and Circular Economy Model

"...The contribution of this waste management approach to the efforts of low-income countries in achieving some of their climate change action obligations, and more importantly, most of their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encapsulates the remarkable benefits of circular economy..."

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Assessment and a Case Study of Small-Scale Incinerators for Municipal and Agriculture Waste Disposal in Rural Regions

"...The study found that small-scale incinerators could potentially be used as a method of municipal and agricultural solid waste management in rural areas..."

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Waste Management: Challenges and Opportunities

"...This chapter here discusses solid waste management and the major challenges linked with it..."

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