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Coverage of waste management since December 14, 2021.

Residents invited to give input on Regional District of Nanaimo's rainwater management plan

"...The collaborative effort to develop the strategy is focused on the management of rain to protect the health of watersheds in the region and to maintain a natural water balance. Strategies to achieve this include rainwater harvesting, minimizing paved or impermeable surfaces, protecting water quality, mitigating flooding and enhancing climate resilience..."

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Sylvan Lake town council pushes forward with waste water, water management bylaws

"...At Sylvan Lake’s regular meeting of council on Jan. 10, council was presented with two proposed changes to waste and water management and the release of the 2022-2024 budget..."

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Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) Blog: Taking Care of Business: Ontario Proposes Flawed Project List Regulation

"...For example, the draft regulation provides that an EA will continue to be required for certain electricity projects and waste management projects. However, the regulation also proposes a new change that would enable landfill proponents to follow a “streamlined” process for large site expansions..."

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Waste Management asking Kootenay business owners to clear snow and ice around dumpsters

"...Waste Management (WM) is having problems collecting recycling, food scraps and garbage at local businesses due to icy conditions and they are asking business owners to help by clearing the snow and ice around their dumpsters..."

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Waste Management Survey open to all Chatham-Kent residents

"...The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is looking for feedback from residents on waste management..."

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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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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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Comxo Strathcona Waste Management considers composting in rural areas

"...Comox Strathcona Waste Management is running a pilot project looking at composting in rural and remote communities. Black Press File Photo..."

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Can recycling cut unsafe migration from Haiti?

"...Haiti’s natural environment has been under pressure for some time; soil erosion and landslides linked to deforestation, increased pollution and waste as a result of urbanization and a series of natural disasters have all led to the deterioration of the environment. The effects of climate change are exacerbating the current situation.  ..."

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South Bruce, Ont. residents push back against nuclear waste referendum

"...“We were shocked at Protect our Waterways. The current council can’t commit a future council to a referendum. So basically, Tuesday’s vote was just council saying no to a referendum as part of the 2022 municipal election, and yes to them continuing to follow the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) process and plan,” says Protect our Waterways Chair Michelle Stein..."

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South Bruce settles on referendum to decide nuclear waste project

"...The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has spent the past several decades looking for a home for 5. 5 million used nuclear fuel bundles that will remain radioactive for centuries..."

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Waste out of sight but not out of mind for Kootenay Columbia students

"...Students in Grade 6/7 took a trip to the landfill, located in Trail, earlier this month. The outing was part of Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling program, which teaches youth about waste management, recycling processes, and product stewardship..."

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Jobs in waste management

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Director, Environmental Regulation & Enforcement - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...Confidently responds to questions and challenges from a variety of sources and skilled in presenting information in a usable format to facilitate analysis and understanding..."

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Solid Waste Services Analyst - City of Kamloops (Kamloops, BC)

"...For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check..."

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Solid Waste Coordinator - Peace River Regional District (Dawson Creek, BC)

"...The ideal candidate will have related experience and knowledge of solid waste and recycling, preferably in a local government setting..."

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Landfill Attendant/Operator - The Township of Perth East - Perth East, ON

"...Work regularly involves direct contact with the public, elected officials, other levels of government, residents or staff to provide or obtain information and service that is important to the operations..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention waste management.

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..."

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99. The Trouble With Glass

Duration: 30:28

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

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about waste management.

Climate-Smart Dairy Practices in Uruguay | Climate Stories on Climate Action

"...In the watershed of Santa Lucia, Uruguay, a new effluent waste management system reduced water pollution, cut the need for chemical fertilizers, enhanced carbon sequestration and soil quality..."

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Presentation of 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..."

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Why don’t 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..."

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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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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about waste management 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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Cross-Cutting Systems Issues: Economics, Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security

"...Also, due to the presence of special nuclear materials in spent nuclear fuel, the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and security must be addressed in nuclear waste management..."

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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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Test Operation of the MBR Pilot Plant for Leachate Treatment at the Sarajevo Sanitary Landfill

"...Regional sanitary landfills and waste disposal centers are the strategic commitment in regard to municipal waste management in Bosnia and Herzegovina..."

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A Comprehensive Study on Electrical and Electronic Waste Management

"...Parallelly, in formal recycling, the materials of a different nature are sorted properly and treated with appropriate methods, as it does not affect our surroundings..."

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Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Waste to Amorphous Phase Carbon for Treating Industrial Waste Water

"...The first part of the chapter overviews the recent advances in thermochemical processes; used to produce functionalized lingo-cellulosic fiber, biochar and activated carbon for water treatmentwhich can strengthen sustainable circular economy..."

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Environmental Issues in Serbia: Pollution and Nature Conservation

"...It is facing the serious air pollution in the major cities (category III), low level of the wastewater from utility and industrial sources (that less than 15%), an inadequate waste management with a small percentage of recycling, as well as the degradation and pollution of the quality soil which is one of the key natural resources in Serbia..."

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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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Has the European Union entered a bioeconomy transition? Combining an output-based approach with a shift-share analysis

"...Moreover, the EU Green Deal announced in 2019 targets a transition towards a low-carbon sustainable model of growth, food and energy security, biodiversity and natural resource management, where it is envisaged that the bioeconomy will play a key role..."

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Basic Nuclear Science and Engineering

"...The process of nuclear fission as the fundamental step of nuclear energy generation is also described along with its implications in nuclear waste generation..."

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Food waste management in the retail sector: challenges that hinder transition to circular economy

"...For this purpose, the study aims to investigate the challenges encountered in the inability to evaluate food wastes in the retail sector within the framework of circular economy to highlight retailer markets to have effective waste management policies..."

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