Sunday, November 27, 2022

Tag: Colin Isaacs

Conceptualizing the circular economy in the built environment

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Motivated by immediate environmental priorities such as climate change and marine plastic debris, the concept of Circular Economy (Circularity or CE) is often interpreted...

Greening Municipalities: Let’s head to the polls to pipe up on...

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This Fall, municipal elections are being held in the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island. Voters will head to the...

Read Between the Lines: New rules to strengthen recycling and composting...

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New data indicates that moving toward a more circular economy for plastics in Canada could reduce carbon emissions by 1.8 megatonnes annually, generate billions...

The Cost of Plastic Pollution: How economic instruments can address recovery...

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The problem of plastic pollution is gaining increasing attention from the media, from politicians, from scientists, from environmentalists, and, hopefully, from the public. However,...

Resource Recovery: Contemplating the controversy over compostable plastic packaging systems

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What happens to organic waste in Canada? With both aerobic and anaerobic digestion, the final product — compost — is sometimes sold to farms,...

Canadian perspective on LEEDing green building standards

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The project lists of the commercial, institutional, and residential building sector contains more high profile environmental innovations than almost any other industry sector in...

Book Review: Sustainable Business Handbook

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Guidance on what it takes to support a claim of being a "sustainable business" is widely available but not always comprehensive or clear. A...

The Pathway to 2030: Contemplating the new course of climate action...

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By Colin Isaacs At 270 pages Canada's  2030 Emissions Reduction Plan: Canada’s Next Steps to Clean Air and a Strong Economy, released on March 29,...

Good Intentions or Greenwashing? Corporate climate responsibility versus environmental claims

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As efforts to address climate change ramp up it is likely that efforts to scrutinize and criticize such efforts will also ramp up. The...

Mandate letters contain more environmental initiatives than ever

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By Colin Isaacs Mandate letters from the Canadian Prime Minister to Ministers provide a useful and rarely used window into the policy and program plans...