Organized by the FNQLSDI, the fifth edition of the Symposium on Waste Management in First Nations of Quebec and Labrador took place from November 23 to 25, 2021.
Like last year, the event was held online and brought together stakeholders from 28 First Nations communities. Many topics were discussed, such as funding, data collection, awareness, community mobilization, curbside recycling, EPR of refrigerators and freezers as well as the clean-up of illegal sites and dumps. This was presented in the form of lectures, interviews, and workshops.
The event aimed at informing and equipping the actors involved in SWM on common issues. It also allowed everyone to benefit from the good initiatives carried out in the communities. In fact, many people took the opportunity to share their successes in SWM with the aim of inspiring others to follow suit.
Here are a few examples of successes in SWM:
Novembre 23, 2021, presentations
- FNQLSDI Services
- Overview of the project funding process – ISC
- Discussion on cost reporting
- Ecopatrol program and interview with 2021 cohort ecopatrols
- Community Mobilization – M361
- Community Mobilization – Opitciwan (FR)
- Community Mobilization – Kawawachikamach (still to come)
Novembre 24, 2021 – Presentations
- Modernization of Quebec’s deposit and curbside recycling systems – RECYC-QUÉBEC
- Information note on the adoption of Bill 65 and the upcoming draft regulation
- Extended Producer Responsibility: Refrigerated Appliances – GoRecycle
- Seventh Generation Waste Warriors Project – CIER
- Good move: Pessamit Repair, Transformation and Reuse Centre
- Good Move: Ré-Utîles Recovery and Reuse Centre
- Good move: Precious Plastics Project at Mikisiw High School in Opitciwan
Novembre 25, 2021 – Presentations