Low to No Waste
How Municipalities Can Work Toward Zero-Waste
Monday, February 2, 2009
Municipalities across Canada are reconsidering their waste — from a liability that must be collected and disposed of to a resource. Many municipalities are going one step further by thinking about actually eliminating their waste stream entirely. Zero Waste is a concept that supports sustainable communities through optimized performance - eliminating waste reduces costs and improves the environment.
As a growing number of municipalities across Canada adopt Zero-Waste as a goal, knowledge and tools are being created that can assist others in further reducing their waste. Claudia Marsales will discuss the Town of Markham's experience in moving its corporate offices and events to Zero-Waste, and Jo-Anne St. Goddard will present the Recycling Council of Ontario's new toolkit for Zero-Waste Community Events.
- Claudia Marsales, Manager of Waste Management, Town of Markham, ON
- Jo-Anne St. Goddard, Executive Director, Recycling Council of Ontario