Waste Not Want Not

Our upcoming e-Dialogue as part of our Solutions Agenda research project, will be on the critical topic of waste, Wednesday, December 10th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. I will be questioning the expert panel on why Canada does not have progressive policies on waste management, as we are one of the most wasteful countries on the planet.

 A policy of virtually zero waste is possible, Sweden now recycles 99% of its garbage. Waste can become a precious resource when the ‘rules of the game’ change to incentivize innovation. For example, in one Swedish city, Helsingborg, one plant produces enough energy to power to satisfy 40% of the city’s heating needs. Watch this video to see what can be achieved, especially if combined with innovative renewable energy incentives.


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