The Compost Council of Canada: Announcement & Conference in Quebec
Recently, Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand,authorized RECYC-QUEBEC to prioritize focus on the advancement of organics recycling and compost across the province. Emphasis on collection and processing infrastructure efficiencies, awareness and education as well as the nurturing of end markets for both compost and digestate will be among the attention priorities.
“The responsible management of organic residuals is the fundamental priority,” Arcand said. “We will support municipalities and the IC&I sector to develop modern, efficient systems to manage organics thereby improving overall environmental performance.”
The direction comes with a Year I investment of four million dollars which will provide resources for RECYC-QUEBEC to solicit input and move-forward action from a cross-section of community, industry and government partners to achieve the overall provincial recovery targets of 60% by 2015, just over double the existing achievement of 28% according to 2010 figures. RECYC-QUEBEC has also been instructed to recommend a means to maintain this level of investment over the next five years.
Our first meeting of Recyc-Quebec's Organics Recycling Committee was held in Drummondville this past Tuesday, with the focus being on introduction of committee participants as well as the envisioned direction of the working groups. The proposed focus of the groups will be on:
i. source separated organics from households & the ICI sector
iii. compost market advances
We appreciate the help and input of our members as the months ahead unfold, welcoming your counsel and participation as the opportunities become available.
Having our national compost conference in Montréal in September (19th - 21st) provides an excellent opportunity for you to hear first-hand of the plans ahead as well as to make further connections for your business directions.
Conference registration may be done by visiting: http://www.compost.org/English/PDF/2012_CCC_RegForm_ENG.pdf
For exhibit and sponsorship information, please visit: http://www.compost.org/English/PDF/EXHIBIT_2012.pdf
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