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New fund focuses on zero-waste goal in B.C.

The British Columbia Ministry of Waster, Land and Air Protection (WLAP) and the Advance Systems Institute of B.C. (...


The British Columbia Ministry of Waster, Land and Air Protection (WLAP) and the Advance Systems Institute of B.C. (ASI) have jointly launched the ASI Environmental Futures Fund (EEF) to accelerate environmental and waste management research in B.C. The new partnership aims to promote research to find alternatives to landfills with a view to the province’s goal of zero waste, and to improve the sustainability of coastal ecosystems.

ASI will administer the fund, and WLAP will provide financial assistance of $1-million. ASI will also use the government money to leverage further contributions from industry, anticipated at more than $2-million. Qualifying one-year projects will receive up to 50 per cent support from the EEF and a minimum contribution of 50 per cent will be required from industry and/or other contributing sources. Select projects may match funding of up to $50,000.

To view the application guidelines, visit www.asi.bc.ca or for further information, e-mail Gordon Bird at gbird@asi.bc.ca


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