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Toronto packaging waste reduction forum

Mark your calendar. The City of Toronto is hosting a one-day forum designed to bring together public sector, ENGO a...

Mark your calendar. The City of Toronto is hosting a one-day forum designed to bring together public sector, ENGO and business stakeholders to discuss source reduction of packaging.

The Packaging Waste Reduction Forum: “Voluntary and Regulatory Tools to Promote Waste Reduction” Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Fort York National Historic Site, 100 Garrison Road, Toronto, Ontario. (Fort York is public transit (TTC) accessible via the 511 streetcar south from Bathurst subway station. Participants can access the fort via a pedestrian walkway off the Bathurst/Front Street bridge. Free parking on site.)


Panel discussions and information presentations include:

How can municipalities best achieve source reduction of packaging waste

Powers and strategies available to government to reduce or regulate packaging

Case studies of targeted packaging from Ireland, European Union and Taiwan

Examples of successful return-to-retail waste reduction initiatives from Environment and Plastics Industry Council, The Home Depot and the City of Ottawa

Recent and upcoming city programs to reduce plastic bag and polystyrene foam containers

Speakers and Panelists include:

. Tim Croll, City of Seattle
. City of Ottawa
. Bryan Weinart, City of Ann Arbor, Michigan
. Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC)
. The Home Depot
. Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC)
. Geoff Rathbone, City of Toronto
. Maria Kelleher, Kelleher Environmental
. Guy Crittenden, Editor, Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine

Registration Details

Registration will take place on a first come, first served basis. There is limited seating, so please register early.

The $75 registration fee includes your admission to the forum as well as breakfast, refreshments and lunch for the day.

For more information about this City of Toronto initiative, please contact the event organizer at:

For more details on Fort York, including a site map and pictures, visit:

For information on hotels and tourism visit:

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