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 >
NEW! Consultation on changes to recycling regulation
The Government of Alberta is consulting on several proposed changes to Alberta’s existing regulatory framework for designated materials recycling during the fall of 2013.
The proposed changes are intended to reduce waste in Alberta, streamline Alberta’s regulatory framework, and shift costs from taxpayers to those that produce and use products. The proposed new regulation will advance initiatives outlined in Alberta’s waste strategy (Too Good Too Waste), better align Alberta’s approach with neighbouring provinces, and support developing extended producer responsibility programs as outlined by the Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment (CCME).
Click here to participate in the consultation by December 13th.
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.