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SWANA Pacific – Notice of AGM and Call for Board Nominations

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Notice of Annual General Meeting SWANA Pacific’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place virtually on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time). The purpose of this meeting is to: Elect directors Appoint or waive the appointment of auditors Receive and consider the financial statements of the Society for the period ended September 30, 2020 Receive and consider reports of Directors Transact such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting Click here to download the proxy notice.

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BC Approving Municipal Single-Use Plastic Bans, Working on Province-wide Plan

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VANCOUVER — Bylaws banning single-use plastics in Richmond, Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet will soon have provincial approval, BC’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy announced Saturday. The announcement from minister George Heyman comes after a public consultation on plastic waste that generated more than 35,000 responses. In addition to approving the bylaws proposed in those municipalities, the province will be considering other bylaws as they are submitted and working to develop a province-wide framework for implementing bans on single-use plastic items, said Heyman at a news conference Saturday.

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WASTECON® Transitions to Virtual Event in January 2021

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Silver Spring, MD – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of participants, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has cancelled the WASTECON® that would have taken place December 7-10 in Dallas, Texas. SWANA’s executive leadership summit for the solid waste and recycling industries will be transformed into a virtual conference in late January 2021 that will bring together public and private sector waste industry leaders and professionals from the safety of their own homes and offices.

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