If you are not for zero waste, how much waste are you for?
What is Zero Waste?
AUMA has adopted Zero Waste as the end goal and philosophy of solid waste management.
“Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.” (Zero Waste International Alliance")
Find out how to move Towards Zero Waste here >
Waste in Alberta
Albertans generate the most waste per capita in the Canada. There are a number of efforts under way to try to change this.
Find out more from Environment.Alberta.ca here >
How do we achieve Zero Waste?
AUMA has adopted a three 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) hierarchy approach to waste management. Click on the words in the pyramid to read more about each aspect of the hierarchy including the role of municipalities and promising practices. Information is also provided on Recovery and Disposal as final options to deal with residuals.
2013 Waste Reduction Workshop
On April 19th, 2013, 60 people representing over 20 different municipalities, the Government of Alberta and recycling organizations participated in a Waste Reduction Workshop in Red Deer. The workshop provided an opportunity for municipalities and regional partnerships to share information on the their waste reduction programs and discuss common challenges and opportunities.
Click on the links below to view presentations delivered at the workshop:
The workshop was organized by the Capital Region Waste Minimization Advisory Committee (CRWMAC) and the Calgary Region Waste Reduction Partnership (CRWRP) and hosted by the City of Red Deer with support from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and the AUMA.