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Alternative Technologies Forum: The Regulatory Environment and Harnessing MSW

31 Mar 2022 (All Day)

On March 31, 2022, OWMA will host the Alternative Technologies Forum: The Regulatory Environment and Harnessing MSW.  Join OWMA for this one-day in-person event to discuss, learn, and generate ideas on how to manage and divert material from landfills using sustainable and proven technology.


Ontario needs to determine a solution for the MSW that is generated with landfills being a backup. Ontario’s remaining landfill capacity of 144,476,000 tonnes is estimated to be depleted by 2034. While the province is working towards a circular economy with new extended producer responsibility programs being enacted, the time is now to come together to examine and build solutions.


Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to hear from local and international speakers and participate in breakout sessions where you will learn, provide feedback, and develop potential solutions on:

  • the necessary actions for the province to process MSW generated and avoid sending tonnes to the United States;
  • how to overcome barriers that exist to permit MSW disposal solutions; and,
  • how to ensure energy recovery does not suppress recycling, waste prevention, and re-use.


The all-day event will include expert speakers as well as breakout brainstorming sessions. Join us to hear these engaging and informative presentations:

  • Landfill Capacity and Alternative Technologies: Larry Fedec, Solid Waste Program Lead, Canada, HDR
  • The State of Waste to Energy in the EU: Arnoud Passenier, Strategic International Advisor Circular Economy, Ministry of Infrastructure & Waste Management 
  • Existing Challenges for Alternative Technology: Blair Shoniker, Senior Waste & Environmental Planner, GHD
  • Panel Discussion: Promoting Economic Viability: Victoria Merton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Covanta Europe;  Sara Hipson, Strategic Funding Advisor, Ryan; Peter Klaassen, Vice President – Solid Waste Ontario/Manitoba, Tetratech; and, Moderator - Mike Chopowick, CEO, OWMA



As well, be sure to read the latest blog examining how Ontario’s reliance on landfills requires alternative ways of reducing materials sent to existing landfills.


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31 Mar 2022 (All Day)

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