Resources from Waste: A Guide to Integrated Resource Recovery in British Columbia
About the Guide
Resources from Waste: A Guide to Integrated Resource Recovery emerged from an independent report released by the Province of British Columbia in May 2008. That report, titled Resources from Waste: Integrated Resource Management Study examined approaches local governments across British Columbia might consider in using solid and liquid waste to create energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water, and recover nutrients.
“The Guide is intended for those who plan, design and fund infrastructure – including water, wastewater, transportation, energy, and solid waste,” states Jodi Dong of the Ministry of Community Development. “The Guide offers suggestions for making municipal infrastructure, and the communities served by the infrastructure, more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable by extracting value from the resources in waste.”
“Local governments can benefit from this whole-systems planning approach to infrastructure, which will help to achieve community sustainability and economic diversification,” concludes Deborah Rasnick, the Ministry's Project Director for Integrated Resource Management.
Posted March 2009