CPIA Facility Tours and Growing the Community

Waste Processing Tours

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is hosting tours of two of its waste management/recovery facilities.

The first tour is in Edmonton, Alberta on September 29th, 2015. More details here: http://www.plastics.ca/home/events/edmonenergytour.php

The second tour is in Durham, Ontario on October 14th, 2015. More details here: http://www.plastics.ca/home/events/durhamtour.php

This might be an interesting opportunity for members in those regions to meet face to face. I'm happy to work with Ontario/Eastern members on the Durham tour. I'm also happy to try and liaise between members on the Western half of the country who are interested in coordinating a meet-up for the Edmonton tour, comment below or contact me at lougheed{dot}scott{at}queensu{dot}ca and I can try and connect people. 

Growing the Community

Meanwhile, thanks to those who have agreed to become members of Canada's Waste Network. This community is slowly getting off the ground, and we are hoping to keep growing and adding useful resources. We should have news in the next few weeks about new resources available to this community and we are eager for your feedback on what you'd like to see, what you don't want to see, and so on.

I also encourage everyone to spread the word about the Network. We reached out to a large number of scholars in order to launch the community, but we fell far short of reaching everyone. If you know  of researchers (graduate or faculty), please make them aware of this community and direct them to http://www.canadaswastenetwork.ca/join/