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May 10, 2005
City of Toronto hosts municipal solid waste conference
The City of Toronto, in collaboration with Environmental Business Consultants,
presents a full-day conference on advances in processes and programs in waste
management on May 12 at Metro Hall.

Toronto and Ontario municipalities face ongoing criticism for transporting
waste to Michigan landfill. The City, while actively exploring many different
waste treatment and disposal options, has yet to find a viable alternative to
deal with its remaining residual waste. The Municipal Solid Waste: Advances in
Processes and Programs conference is an opportunity to hear about the successes
experienced by other jurisdictions and what can be learned from these
international communities.

Speakers from Europe, the United States and the United Nations, along with
experts from Canada, will present contrasting and insightful options for
resolving the waste management challenge. A sampling of the discussion topics
include: making the connection between biomass and waste; how to establish
positive stakeholder relationships regarding implementation of
energy-from-waste technologies; and the science of these technologies - what
works and what doesn’t. Experts will also offer information and opinions
regarding the feasibility of large-scale composting of solid waste; the
benefits of private/public partnerships; and the ultimate question - is zero
waste achievable?

Media are invited to attend. With notice, pre-conference interviews with
speakers can be organized for the evening prior. Agenda details are available
on the City’s web site:

Date: Thursday, May 12
Time: full-day conference from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Metro Hall (Council Chamber, second floor), 55 John Street

Media contacts:

James Sbrolla
Environmental Business Consultants

Pat Barrett
Sr. Communications Coordinator
City of Toronto



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