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Solid Waste Management for Non-Solid Waste Managers

Metro Vancouver Offices
Two dates: November 6 OR November 7, 2019


Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems

SFU Downtown Campus, Vancouver, BC
November 18-20, 2019



SFU Downtown Campus, Vancouver, BC
Thursday, November 21, 2019


Landfill Operations Basics

Kelowna, BC
November 28 & 29, 2019


Training Schedule 2018-2019

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Advancing the responsible management of solid waste as a resource.

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RFP – National Survey and Study of the Lubrication Oil and Antifreeze Container Circular Economy

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The Used Oil Management Associations of Canada manage the collection and recycling of lubricating oil and antifreeze containers distributed in Canada to the residential and commercial sectors, creating a circular economy. Almost all oil and antifreeze containers distributed in Canada are single material HDPE plastic, which is easily recycled. Plastics, however, is a product material type that is subject to new and increasingly strict requirements, public pressure and possible bans. Understanding how packaging and product manufacturers are responding to the changing business and regulatory environment is important for circular economy policy development by the UOMAs. Material use bans (e.g. certain containers, bags, pouches) or plastic types could force manufacturing changes on products sold by UOMA members. Product redesign could allow for more container reuse or could have unintended consequences for recycling. The Used Oil Management Association want to better understand the full supply chain for oil and antifreeze containers, including…

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Invitation to Industrial Symbiosis Workshop

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With support from the Washington State Department of Commerce, Light House (home of the National Industrial Symbiosis Program – NISP®) and the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure are pleased to invite you to an Industrial Symbiosis Workshop to help your business find opportunities to add value to ‘waste’ resources, and to provide input regarding future Washington state industrial symbiosis efforts.

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We Are SWANA Pacific Chapter – BC & Yukon Networking, Training, and Certification for Integrated Waste Resource Management

We are the Pacific Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. As the leading organization in integrated waste resource management in BC and the Yukon, we provide expertise and professional development to practitioners through training, certification, and networking. Explore the About section to find out more about who we are and what we do.

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