Cookie Policy

EU Compliance: Cookies are 100% optional on this website. Thank you for visiting.

Accept Cookies Refuse Cookies
1 news articles per week.
57 connected topics.


News and Opinion

Coverage of waste management since May 7, 2024.

Ontario town to decide whether it's willing to host a nuclear waste repository

"...The Nuclear Waste Management Organization plans to decide this year where millions of bundles of used nuclear fuel will be placed in a network of underground rooms connected by cavernous tunnels..."

connections

City of Moose Jaw heading back to council on new landfill site

"...After the RM of Moose Jaw rejected the citys application on the Discretionary Use Development Permit for the construction of a new Solid Waste Management Facility, the city said they will be heading back to city council..."

connections

Proposed location for Moose Jaw landfill rejected by local RM

"...The City of Moose Jaws proposed landfill location has been rejected by the citys neighbouring rural municipality (RM). The RM of Moose Jaw rejected the Citys Discretionary Use Application to construct a new Solid Waste Management Facility just north of city limits. In response to the rejection, City Manager Maryse Carmicheal thanked the RM of Moose Jaw for considering application and stressed the importance of finding a new location..."

connections

Metro Vancouver initiates independent review of North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program

"...“Last year, I struck a task force that reviewed the history of the project and looked at options for completing this necessary wastewater treatment plant. Metro Vancouver had three separate cost estimates completed in the past year that informed the final project cost estimate. We also had an external expert panel review the process and cost update at multiple points..."

connections

Recycling Plastic Is a Dangerous Waste of Time

"...By now, you probably know that plastic recycling is a scam. If not, this white paper lays out the case in devastating detail. To summarise, amid calls to reduce plastic garbage in the 1970s and 80s, the petrochemical industry put forth recycling as a red herring to create the appearance of a solution while it continued to make as much plastic as it pleased..."

connections

ADW Capital Management calls for strategic review at GFL Environmental

"...The U. S. investment manager says the waste management company should look to sell its environmental solutions division..."

connections

Ottawa's new waste plan looks to extend life of Trial Road Landfill until 2049

"...The new plan includes maximizing the reduction and reuse of waste, expand the Take It Back! program, more repair cafes, enforcing source separation requirements for recycling and organics, implementing a food waste reduction strategy, minimizing waste at special events, increasing waste diversion initiatives at city facilities and parks and public spaces, a bulky waste diversion strategy, pilot projects for alternative collection containers, a yellow bag program for small businesses review, single-use item reduction initiatives, and a new education and promotion plan to support implementation..."

connections

Crimes against nature: UN agency puts environmental legislation under scrutiny

"...Launched in Vienna, 'The Landscape of Criminalization is Part One of the first-ever Global Analysis of Crimes that Affect the Environment report. UNODC examines how all 193 UN Member States define crimes against nature and the punishments they set for violating environmental laws. Serious violationsThe study covering nine areas of nature-related offenses - deforestation and logging, noise pollution, fishing, waste management, wildlife protection, and pollution of air, soil, and waste - established that no less than 85 per cent of UN Member States criminalize offenses against wildlife..."

connections

Petition calls on more federal oversight of nuclear waste plan

"...Nolls South Bruce-based group, and other organizations opposed to the Nuclear Waste Management Organizations (NWMO) plan to bury Canadas used nuclear fuel in either South Bruce or near Ignace in northern Ontario, believe neighbouring communities, and those along any proposed transportation route, should also get a say on the fate of the project..."

connections

'Oh Crap!' New exhibit at Canada Science and Technology Museum explores human waste

"...A new exhibition opens at the Ottawa museum on Friday called, "Oh Crap! Rethinking human waste. "..."

connections


Recommended Reading

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases for up to 24 hours after you click on a book, funding this website. Thank you for your kind support.

Is there a book about waste management you would recommend?

Appropriate titles may appear on this website.


Jobs in waste management

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

forward this job: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

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

"...The successful applicant will possess a valid Class 5 BC Driverâs 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..."

related opportunities

forward this job: Facebook | twitter | LinkedIn

Landfill Supervisor â 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..."

related opportunities

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;..."

related opportunities

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;..."

related opportunities


Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention waste management.

Guest Doc! From Bags to Bins: Edmontons 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. ..."

connections

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..."

connections

99. The Trouble With Glass

Duration: 30:28

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

connections


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about waste management.

Why dont we just burn our trash?

"...Waste to energy plants are seen as green innovations for countries where landfills dominate, as they reduce methane and generate renewable energy..."

connections

Presentationof 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..."

connections

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..."

connections


Academic Research

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

Upcycling waste sewage sludge into superior single-atom Fenton-like catalyst for sustainable water purification

"...The worldwide generation of waste sludge emanating from municipal wastewater treatment plants amounts to 80?90?million tons of dry matter annually and continues to escalate, posing a substantial economic and environmental challenge for society..."

connections

C.I. Acid Black 1 transfer from dilute solution to perlite framework in organic waste management

"...Dyes, considered as toxic and persistent pollutants, must be removed from organic wastes prior to their composting and application in sustainable agriculture..."

connections

A Comprehensive Review of Food Waste Dryers and Their Energy Supply Methods

"...On the other hand, the significance of waste management has grown daily as a result of restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, drought, global warming, and other environmental issues..."

connections

Technological analysis of the sustainable production of $$omega $$

"...All in all, the presented research demonstrates through quantitative data the feasibility of (omega ) -3 production and provides a tangible instance highlighting how the circular economy paradigm can foster innovation within the agri-food industry..."

connections

Recycling polyolefin plastic waste at short contact times via rapid joule heating

"...This laboratory-scale approach demonstrates effective deconstruction of real-life waste materials, resilience to additives and impurities, and versatility for circular polyolefin plastic waste management..."

connections

Life Cycle Assessment as a Key Decision Tool for Emerging Pretreatment Technologies of Biomass-to-Biofuel: Unveiling Challenges

"...Government mandates on biofuel blending further boost this trend, underlining the significance of selecting renewable feedstocks, such as bioethanol and biodiesel, for biofuel production..."

connections

Green business process management in a Polish municipal waste treatment plant-regional case study

"...The processes implemented in the MWTP were discussed, with specific consideration of the mechanical waste processing (sorting) process, including the reuse and recycling of materials, composting, energy production (anaerobic process), landfill storage and efficiency parameters of the sorting line..."

connections