Waste Reduction & Pollution Prevention

2008 RCA Conference "Paint The Town Green"

Oct 8 2008 - 4:00pm to Oct 10 2008 - 8:30pm

Recycling Council of Alberta

The RCA is happy to announce the 2008 Waste Reduction Conference "Paint The Town Green".

Let us paint you a picture of what awaits you. Bob and Fred, the event's paint can mascots, will guide you through the electronic conference brochure where you'll find agenda updates, registration information and other conference details. Be sure to visit this site often for program updates as speakers and sessions are secured. Register today to reserve your spot Read More


Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper , AB

Alberta Announces Long-Term Waste Strategy

As part of Waste Reduction Week, on Thursday, October 18 in Red Deer, Minister Rob Renner announced a new long-term waste strategy, which shares Waste Reduction Week's slogan "Too Good to Waste". The first action in the strategy is a new paint stewardship program that will enable Albertans to recycle used or leftover paint. Read More

RCA Newsflash "Albertans Challenged to Reduce Waste"

Waste Reduction Week has arrived!

The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) is leading the province-wide promotional and educational campaign for the 2007 national Waste Reduction Week (WRW) campaign, October 15 to 21, 2007. The purpose of the week is to encourage waste reduction and minimization initiatives at home, at school and in communities and businesses. Visit www.wrwcanada.com for information. Read More

RCA Newsflash "Alberta Paint Stewardship Program"

Recycling Council of Alberta

Alberta Environment announced that beginning April 1, 2008, leftover paint and empty paint containers will be collected and recycled under a new provincial stewardship program. Assistant Deputy Minister Bev Yee sent a letter to stakeholders introducing the program's purpose and background, and also announcing upcoming consultation sessions. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority has been delegated to manage the new program. Read More

2007 Rs of Excellence Awards - Call for Nominations

Recycling Council of Alberta

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2007 Rs of Excellence Awards.

If you know a person, program or organization that has made an outstanding contribution towards waste reduction, please let us know.

Application is simple:

Submit a brief description of the nominee’s achievements and why you think they deserve an award. Considered criteria include: Read More

Arusha Infoactive Happy Hour presents Waste at Work


You Recycle At Home, But What About At Work?Do your efforts of reducing, reusing, and recycling at home seem withered by the lack of these efforts at your workplace? If the majority of waste being sent to Calgary's Landfills is not coming from our homes than shouldn't we focus more on the waste created by and at our workplace?Lindsay Luhnau, Program Assistant with the Calgary Materials Exchange, will give a condensed version of the informative 'Waste At Work' Read More

Consume This - Buying That Matters: A Guide for Youth

The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention has just published a guide for youth empowering them to make simple everyday choices to protect the environment.

“Consume This – Buying That Matters” has been met with an overwhelming response. In the first 48 hours, over 1000 copies were downloaded from the website, over 5,000 in the first six days.

You can order your full colour EcoLogo certified print copy online at www.c2p2online.com/youth or by calling 1-800-667-9790.

We have had to put a small price tag on the booklet ($6 + tax and postage) to help us cover printing costs. However you can continue to access the online electronic version for free. Read More

2007 CCME Pollution Prevention Awards Application Deadline

Stand up and be recognized for your pollution prevention efforts! Companies and organizations, large or small that have made a significant contribution to pollution prevention are eligible to be nominated for a CCME Pollution Prevention Award. Once again federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of the Environment will nationally recognize leaders in pollution prevention.The deadline for nominations for the 2007 awards is November 30, 2006. You can nominate a company or organization that you feel is worthwhile or companies can submit applications themselves. Up to seven awards will be presented in the following categories: Read More

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