The Recycling Product News team was in Toronto, from October 8th through 10th, at this year's 22nd Waste & Recycling Expo Canada (aka CWRE based on the show's old name - the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo) and the co-located 10th Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC) put on by the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA). Along with over 200 exhibitors and hundreds of attendees we were fortunate to spend several days networking and learning about the latest innovations, strategies and expertise in the industry.
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After the success of last year's inaugural event in Canada, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation of Canada (EREF-CA) is excited to once again hold its Silent Auction, October 9 and 10, at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (CWRE) in Toronto, Ontario. Proceeds from this event, which is being held in partnership with the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), support solid waste research needs in Canada.
In early 2017, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) convened in Ontario, Canada with the goal of strengthening the funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships in support of sustainable materials management. The purpose of the meeting was to explore the work EREF is undertaking in the United States, and discuss the development of a Canadian research platform that would meet the needs of the country's waste management sector. Both organizations were pleased to have waste management professionals, municipal officials and regulators who traveled from across the country to participate in this important event and work together on finding ways to better coordinate efforts to conduct and promote academic research.
EREF and Ontario Waste Management Association working to strengthen funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) have been working in partnership on an initiative designed to provide a more effective means to facilitate, evaluate and oversee direct independent scientific research and educational initiatives of specific interest to waste management and recycling professionals in Canada.
The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) have completed an agreement to strengthen EREF’s funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships. EREF is currently one of the largest sources of funding in North America for research and scholarships for sustainable materials management.
The 18th annual Waste & Recycling Expo Canada kicked off November 4th at the Palais des Congres de Montreal.
Today, the Conference Board of Canada released Economic Impacts of Waste Diversion in North America. This timely policy briefing report contains extensive and relevant information for Ontario regulators and politicians currently deadlocked on waste diversion reforms.