Alberta's recycling sector generated $700 million in economic value in 2018, as well as supporting over 7,500 direct jobs, a new analysis has found. The analysis also highlights the potential to increase this contribution in future to $1.4 billion in economic value, and to 13,000 jobs. In addition to the benefits to the Alberta economy, materials collected in Alberta that are processed and utilized in neighbouring jurisdictions provide additional jobs in those areas which were not included in the study.
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The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) 2019 Waste Reduction Conference "Sea Change" is set to be held October 2-4, 2019 at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta.
Four of Canada's major provincial waste reduction and recycling organizations (Recycling Council of BC, Recycling Council of Alberta, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council and Recycling Council of Ontario) have announced their official support for the Government of Canada's announcement regarding plans to reduce Canada's plastic waste, support innovation, and promote the use of affordable and safe alternatives.
The Department of Agriculture and Forestry has announced the Alberta government's approval of the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group's (APRG) pilot program to recycle grain bags and twine along with $750,000 in funding.
"The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) 2018 Waste Reduction Conference "Rolling Out the Recycling Red Carpet" will be held September 19-21, 2018 at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta. This conference offers an exciting and progressive array of current topics and high quality speakers, including keynote speaker Glen Murray, Executive Director of the Pembina Institute and former Environment Minister in Ontario, where he championed Extended Producer Responsibility and the Circular Economy. Sessions cover topics ranging from legal issues to international programs and an EPR bearpit. An interesting choice of tours helps to round out a very comprehensive waste reduction learning experience in one of the world's most beautiful and inspiring locations. Join your waste reduction peers in Banff at this premier waste reduction event. Program updates, registration information, and other details are now available on the conference web site. Be sure to come back to this site often - the program will continue to be updated as speakers, sessions, and other feature events are confirmed."
Despite the rain, the second annual food rescue event, Feeding the 5000 (F5KYYC), was a huge success thanks to community partners and supporters. F5KYYC provided a free lunch to Calgarians on June 14 while teaching attendees about food waste. The event served 7500 portions of food and saved over 700 kg of food from the landfill.
The Alberta Used Oil Management Association (AUOMA) received notice recently that the Government of Alberta will be transferring the delegation of the used oil material recycling program to the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling).
Alberta remains the most wasteful province in Canada, with a per-capita waste generation of just under 1,000 kg/person/year, compared to a Canadian average of 700 kg, and a Nova Scotia rate of under 400 kg. This represents significant environmental impact, a huge waste of resources and lost economic opportunity.
Recycling, circular economy, waste minimization – even though the lexicon may vary, the goals are the same: reduce waste and its associated environmental impacts. With many, even most, stakeholders sharing this common focus, how is it that we can take advantage of this opportunity to work collaboratively to achieve common goals?
Recycling Council of Alberta's 2016 Waste Reduction Conference set for September 28-30 in the Rocky Mountains
The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) 2016 Waste Reduction Conference "League of Extraordinary Recyclers – Knocking Out Waste" will be held September 28-30, 2016 at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta. This conference offers an exciting and progressive array of current topics and high quality speakers.
2014 RCA Conference "Recycling in the Rockies – A Waste Reduction Expedition" October 1-3, 2014 in Lake Louise
The Recycling Council of Alberta has announced the 2014 Waste Reduction Conference "Recycling in the Rockies – A Waste Reduction Expedition". This year's conference will be held at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta, and offers a stimulating array of current topics and high quality speakers.
Upcoming Recycling Council of Alberta conference to feature Edmonton Waste Management Centre advanced energy research facility seminar and tour
The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) annual waste reduction conference, "Recycling Means Business", will feature an on-site seminar and tour at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre that will provide a detailed look at the Advanced Energy Research Facility. This facility includes a new Integrated Processing and Transfer Facility, as well as a Waste-to-Biofuels Facility, which is currently under construction. According to the RCA, this event is expected to attract solid waste professionals and media from across the nation.