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Paul van der Werf

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    Netherlands Waste Management Themed Trade Mission – Day 5

    September 28, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Today, our final day, was a busy one starting in Apeldoorn with stops in Flevoland and ending up in Amsterdam for a canal cruise and a farewell dinner. Judging by the intermittent yawns and occasional closed eyes on the bus

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    Netherlands Waste Management Themed Trade Mission – Day 4

    September 26, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Today we were in and around the Arnhem area, travelling to Duiven (Doves), Veenendaal and Renkum. We visited a waste to energy facility, cart/underground bin manufacturer and paper recycler. We finished off our day with a group trek into Arnhem’s

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    Netherlands Waste Management Themed Trade Mission – Day 3

    September 25, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Today saw us leave our hotel in The Hague for a cross country trek to a number of waste management facilities. We visited a hazardous waste processing facility, anaerobic digestion facility and composting/AD technology provider. This blog presents some highlights from various

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    Netherlands Waste Management Themed Trade Mission- Day 2

    September 23, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Follow the Trade Mission on Twitter at @2cg_ Day Two We spent another solid day on the road looking at Dutch waste management facilities. Today we say a fridge recycling facility (and heard about e waste recycling), saw an waste

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    Netherlands Waste Management Themed Trade Mission- Day 1

    September 22, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Things started with a bang today. With some still struggling to wipe away jet-lag’s cobwebs we set out on a very full day. This blog presents some highlights from various site visits and then provides some background information on each

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    Follow the Netherlands Waste Management Trade Mission

    September 19, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Follow the trade mission at @2cg_, @NLinToronto #NLwastemission Also see a number blogs that I will write throughout the week.  An overview of the trade mission follows. During the week of September 21st 2014, a group of 13 Canadian delegates

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    SWANA/SWRC Reforum 2014- Behaviour Change Through Compassionate Systems

    May 9, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Friday morning’s keynote speaker Rubin Anderson gave a spirited talk on using compassionate systems to change behaviour. A thrust of his talk involved debunking what he considered the top ten human behavior myths on why they can’t/won’t change their behaviours.

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    SWANA/SWRC Reforum 2014 Conference Kicks Off

    May 8, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Saskatchewan Waste Recycling Council (SWRC) Reforum 2014 kicked off in Regina this morning. It has brought together 250 plus delegates and 35+ exhibitors. The delegates are largely from Saskatchewan and

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    SWANA/SWRC Northern Lights Conference This Week

    May 4, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    In 2014 I have decided to go to some conferences I have not gone to before to hopefully gain some fresh perspectives. This week’s combined SWANA and Saskatchewan Waste Recycling Council (SWRC) comes at an interesting time as interest/development of

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    Happy Trails- Report from the Recycling Council of Alberta 2013 Conference

    October 3, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Consider following me on twitter @2cg_ The Recycling Council of Alberta always puts on a good show at its annual conference (The Greatest Recycling Show on Earth). They follow some basic fundamentals. Keep things on time, feed your delegates well

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