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Title: An assessment of solid waste management practices at Peguis First Nation, application of a pollution prevention initiative
Authors: Maslowski, Martha Jane
Issue Date: 1-Dec-1999
Abstract: Concerned with a potential threat to both human health and the environment, Peguis First Nation issued a Band Council Resolution, dated 1997 February 25, recommending closure of the community's existing waste disposal grounds and the commissioning of a new landfill facility Site visits were conducted to the existing Peguis waste disposal grounds, operational practices observed and community waste handlers interviewed The assessment of landfill operating practices provided insight into community waste management practices. Existing WWI operational practices were found to be in need of Improvement. The assessment supported the Band Council recommendation for landfill closure. An opportunity to apply a pollution prevention model to community waste management practices followed. Peguis--in regards to garbage handling--was in transition. The old garbage dump was stated for closure and the process for the establishment of a new landfill facility was being considered. What was needed in the interim was increased public awareness on sustainable waste management practices. The pollution prevention initiative developed a framework for environmental management and focussed heavily on community education, promoting best management practices for solid waste handling. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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