Three Metro Vancouver examples demonstrate a progression in scale for Integrated Resource Recovery
Metro Vancouver Vision
In its Final Report to Metro Vancouver’s Waste Management Committee, the Reference Panel recommended that the region strive to achieve Integrated Resource Recovery progess incrementally.
Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR) begins when waste is viewed as a potential resource – not something to be disposed of. In an IRR approach, plans for municipal infrastructure are developed in an integrated and holistic manner to maximize the value of ‘recovery’ from waste resource streams.
“Integrated Resource Recovery is now part of the Metro Vancouver vision. Three examples illustrate how quickly the vision is becoming reality; and furthermore, the three examples illustrate a progression by scale – from treatment plant to neighbourhood (Southeast False Creek) to community (University of BC),” states Elaine Golds, a member of the Reference Panel.
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Originally posted on Water-Centric Planning community-of-interest in August 2009