In order to foster closer working relationships with municipalities, EPIC has retained Paul van der Werf of 2cg Inc. as a Municipal Program Representative for the Ontario region. Paul’s column “composting Matters” appears regularly in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine and he also sits on the magazine’s Editorial Board.
Paul’s educational background includes a Master of Science Degree from the University of Guelph. Through his ongoing consulting work in organics and in other kinds of diversion programs, Paul has worked with various municipal jurisdictions across the country and has built up a broad base of waste-diversion expertise over the years.
"Paul brings a lot of industry experience and enthusiasm to EPIC," says Cathy Cirko, Director General of EPIC. "He will be a great resource for both us and for Ontario municipalities."
In his new position, Paul will work hand-in-hand with Ontario municipalities to help improve plastic waste diversion by providing advice on ways to decrease the cost of plastic recycling and to provide information on alternative technologies, such as energy from waste.
Paul began his new position with EPIC as Consultant, EPIC Municipal Relations on Wednesday, November 17th, 2004. He will begin making contact with municipalities in the near term but, in the meantime, Paul is accessible via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and telephone (519-317-7733).