Multi-Material & Other Materials

Studies to Inform the Designation of Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Materials (MHSW) and Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) in Ontario – Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, 2017 (827, 829)

Currently on two teams engaged in developing baseline data (material definitions, quantities, infrastructure, identification of potential obligated producers), and exploring regulatory options and implications for designating MSHW including batteries, lighting and other products, and WEEE (including large and small appliances, power tools and toys) under new regulations under the Waste-Free Ontario Act.

Impacts of Competition for Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) Under the Waste-Free Ontario Act – Confidential Client, 2016 (818)

Through the spring and summer of 2016, worked extensively with Love Environment assessing the implications of the new Waste-Free Ontario Act (Bill 151) on the province’s future waste diversion programs (i.e. printed paper and packaging, household hazardous waste, waste electronics, and tires). The project included a detailed analysis of both the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act and the Waste Diversion Transition Act. Also included was an assessment of the anticipated 5-year timelines and key issues associated with the future management of each of these groups of materials.

Summary of Materials for EPR in the North – Canadian Council for Ministers of the Environment, 2015 (812)

As a sub-consultant to Sonnevera International Corp., quantified material flows for electronics, tires, lubricating oil, paint, consumer batteries, aerosols, and fluorescent lights in the three northern territories – Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut – as well as “remote regions” in northern parts of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

CCME Phase 2 EPR Materials Research – CCME, 2010 (744)

Project manager for a study that examined the feasibility of addressing the CCME designated Phase 2 priority products (construction and demolition materials, furniture, textiles and carpets, appliances) within the 8-year timeline outlined by the CCME EPR Plan. The study research included collecting available baseline information on waste quantities and current management methods; identifying existing or planned EPR programs targeting the Phase 2 materials; and preliminary analysis of reasonable targets for an EPR program. Project was completed in partnership with Marbek Resources of Ottawa, ON.