Tour of Edmonton Waste Management Centre

Tue, Sep 29, 2015 - Tue, Sep 29, 2015

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


CPIA, APRA and the City of Edmonton are excited to share updated information regarding the September 29th Resource Recovery tour of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

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Who should attend?

Brand owners, retailers, elected officials, regulators, plastics convertors, media, and others should not miss this opportunity!  On this tour you’ll see and hear about leading-edge waste management technologies – from recycling to solid waste recovery – and better understand how they can co-exist in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.  

Edmonton’s state-of-the-art operation offers many lessons on the merits of integrated waste management. It is expected to help the city increase the residential landfill waste diversion rate from the current 60% to an anticipated 90%.

This tour represents the first of two educational tours intended to highlight the benefits of compatible waste systems, with particular emphasis on plastics recycling and energy recovery.  The goal in raising awareness of municipal success stories to private and public sector decision-makers is to create a “network of champions” empowered to support the advancement of progressive public policies for stronger recycling and for the sustainable management of residual materials.

A robust, full-day agenda will include guided tours of the Integrated Process and Transfer Facility (IPTF), the Advanced Energy Research Facility (AERF), and the Waste-to-Biofuels Production Facility.  Expert speakers from industry and government will share important insight.

By going on this tour participants will gain:

    • A heightened awareness of sorting and recycling technologies for materials collected via the Blue Box
    • Essential experience to assist in the development of business models on sustainable packaging
    • Exposure to the experience in other jurisdictions in developing waste diversion strategies, policies
    • A better appreciation of technologies available to recover energy and resources from residual waste   

    Book now for your spot. Seating is limited!

    Transportation support is available to and from downtown Edmonton as well as Calgary area. When registering, please indicate your interest in using this service.