The purpose of this initiative is to develop programs and initiate projects throughout the Valley that can utilize the organic and inorganic waste currently being burned or buried in our landfills and turn it into commercially viable products.

Forest waste combined with municipal solid waste can be bio-digested to create biofuels to heat our homes and power our transportation systems.  Residential and commercial food waste combined with green agricultural waste can be composted to replenish our soils.  Recovered plastics can be combined with cellulosic fiber to create bio-composite building materials.

These solutions and many others are proven technologies deployed by municipalities in Canada and around the world.  Turning our waste streams into valuable resources will save money, create jobs, and add to the circular economy of our region.

The OSLC is currently developing an inventory of available waste streams and assessing technologies to utilize them.  Public private partnerships and the cooperation of cities, regional districts and the Bands will be essential to bringing these projects to fruition.

Zero Waste Valley Resources

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OSLC Submission to BC Government Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Plan

Recently the Government of British Columbia welcomed submissions as part of a public consultation on its Climate Preparedness and Adaptation…

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David Jenkins speaks to Global News

OSLC Submission to City of Kelowna Public Hearing

David Jenkins is imploring Kelowna city council to be extremely diligent when considering McKinley Beach’s latest development proposal. “You should…

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 All Hands on Deck: An Assessment of Provincial, Territorial and Federal Readiness to Deliver a Safe Climate

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Clean BC Climate Change Accountability Report 2020

This 2020 Climate Change Accountability Report summarizes B.C.’s actions and progress towards a stronger, cleaner future. It is the first…

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