Join industry colleagues for an opportunity to refresh your knowledge in the solid waste industry and explore “The Social Life of Waste”. Come and listen to the presentation about the fascinating results on the wider impacts of recycling at this years annual Coast Waste Management Association Conference in Victoria.
Friday, October 21st (10:30 – 11:30 am)
Veronica Bartlett, a Solid Waste Planner for Morrison Hershfield, will be co-presenting with Meegan Armstrong from the BC Ministry of Environment on “Economic & Environmental Impacts of EPR Programs”.
The studies looked at a range of impacts, such as avoided municipal costs (from reduced collection and landfilling), job creation, and environmental benefits including greenhouse gas reductions and energy savings. Meegan will provide an overview of extended producer responsibility (EPR) within the recycling regulation, program developments in BC over the last ten years and how the Ministry started to measure the impacts of these programs. Veronica will present on the methodology used and key findings from the Morrison Hershfield-led studies on economic and environmental impacts of the EPR programs in BC. The studies looked at impacts on the economy, job creation, and environmental benefits such as greenhouse gases and energy.
Veronica has worked as an environmental consultant for almost ten years and has gained wide-ranging solid waste management experience. She works with clients providing strategic waste management planning advice and assisting clients with designing and implementing waste diversion and disposal solutions. Veronica is currently helping Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) in the development of their new solid waste management plan.
For more information about the project and the study findings, please contact Veronica Bartlett, Solid Waste Planner, via email:firstname.lastname@example.org