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Winter 2016

University of Alberta Teams Up with Sustainival to Fuel Green Energy Education

The University of Alberta’s used kitchen grease will now be used to power carnival rides and educate the public about more sustainable energy options...

Lethbridge’s Business Waste Strategy

Lethbridge businesses are on their way to increasing waste diversion since Lethbridge City Council approved a Waste Diversion Policy...

Lethbridge Rejects Curbside Recycling

City councillors in Lethbridge have voted 5-4 against a resolution calling for the construction of a multi-million dollar recycling facility and...

Chestermere Introduces Clear Garbage Bag Mandate

Chestermere residents are required to put their trash in transparent plastic bags as of February 1 – the final step in an extensive curbside recycling and composting...

Metro Vancouver Puts Waste-To-Energy Procurement Process on Hold

Due to uncertainty around future waste volumes and continued reduction in residual waste, Metro Vancouver has discontinued its current waste-to-energy (WtE) procurement process...

Peel Region Says No to Incineration

Peel Region cancelled plans to build a new energy-from-waste plant in October, after councillors questioned...

New Report Finds Significant Air Pollution Problems With Waste Incineration Activities

A new report released today by Zero Waste Europe has found that waste incineration activities, both in incineration facilities and...

Waste Connections Buys Progressive Waste

Texas-based Waste Connections announced January 19 that it will purchase Canada’s Progressive Waste Solutions for...

Free Shopping Bag Ban Now Effective in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is now the 146th California municipality to adopt a shopping bags ban, meaning shoppers at grocery stores, convenience stores, and large pharmacies must bring their own bags...

France Becomes First Country to Ban Supermarket Food Waste

The French senate has unanimously passed a law that stops grocery stores from throwing away and intentionally spoiling food that approaches best-buy dates...

French Power Station Turning Cheese into Electricity for 1,500 Inhabitants in Albertville

French cheese has traditionally been praised for its delicious taste and texture rather than its capacity to generate electric power. But this could be about to change...

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