First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Solid Waste Management Symposium – 5th Edition

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:

Rearrangement of the reuse room at the ecocentre on a few occasions, which has increased the sales of items (William St-Onge, Pessamit)
New RDD site, natural health and beauty conference and canning workshop (Clarisse Bernard, Wolinak)
Addition of collections at the ecocenter (Stéphanie Harnois, Odanak)
Ecocentre and Ecopatrol (Isabelle Brûlé, Long Point First Nation)
Zero waste market (Iotshatenawi Reed, Kahnawà:ke)

Available documentation:

Novembre 23, 2021, presentations

Novembre 24, 2021 – Presentations

Novembre 25, 2021 – Presentations