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Title: Organic waste management in Manitoba, Canada: barriers and opportunities to implement best-practices
Authors: Valdivia, Jeffrey
Supervisor: Thompson, Shirley (Natural Resources Management)
Examining Committee: Haque, Emdad (Natural Resources Management) Black, Joanna (Education) Ferguson, Jim (Green Manitoba)
Graduation Date: February 2011
Keywords: waste management
organic waste
best-practices
opportunities
barriers
Manitoba
policy
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2011
Abstract: This thesis evaluates the waste management system in the province of Manitoba, Canada and other jurisdictions to identify best practices for, and barriers and opportunities to, improving its impact on the environment. Multiple methods were used. First, a survey of expert stakeholders in the waste management sector in Manitoba was conducted, which was followed by an expert stakeholder meeting that further refined the results of the survey. Second, waste management systems of Manitoba, Canada, Nova Scotia, Canada, New South Wales, Australia, and Denmark were compared to determine which of the options already in use by other jurisdictions might be useful in Manitoba. Finally, an estimation of the amount of organic waste entering landfills in Manitoba was conducted, along with an estimation of the resulting methane emissions from landfills to determine their greenhouse gas emissions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4368
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