Compost Council of Canada's National Organics Recycling Conference 2019 set for Guelph, September 25-27
The Compost Council of Canada's is set for Guelph, Ontario, September 25th through 27th. The title of this year's conference: Recycle Your Organics • Return Life to our Soils.
Attendees will join leaders in organics recycling as this year's conference digs deep into the latest developments and advances which will continue to build the composting industry's resourceful leadership in waste diversion, local environmental stewardship, energy recovery, climate change mitigation, water conservation, soil productivity and health. See the
This year's conference will include two days of tours to local venues, including the University of Guelph & Partners' Research Initiatives, Soil Interpretative Centre, Urban Organic Farming, Honey Bee Centre & Guelph Turfgrass Institute. The second day of tours will take attendees to the City of Guelph Organic Waste Processing Facility, and include visits with Bio-EN Power, Ross Enterprises Turkey Farm, All Treat Farms, and Molok North America.
Thursday September 26th & Friday September 27th session topics will include: Policy & Regulatory Developments, Collection and Processing Advances in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion, Economics, Organic Certification, Research Programs, Certified Compostable Standards and Products, Maintenance and Safety, End Markets, and Soil Health.
Also notable, the Second Canadian Summit on Compostable Products & Packaging will be held in Guelph, Ontario on Tuesday September 24th, 2019.
In addition, coming this Fall, from the Compost Council, compost facility Operator Training and Certification Courses will be held in November through December. November 5-7, 2019 - Moncton; November 19-21, 2019 - Winnipeg; November 26-28, 2019 - Longueuil; and December 3-5, 2019 - Region of Peel.
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