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A recently released report to British Columbia Ministry of the Environment, Competition under Extended Producer Responsibility in British Columbia, Regulating for Environmental Effectiveness and Economic Efficiency, is the latest, and perhaps most thorough, assessment of the importance of economic actors at each stage in a reverse supply chain for collecting and processing materials being free to compete or collaborate in achieving environmental and market outcomes under EPR. The Limits of Recycling Monopsonies The report highlights…

Last week Jonathan Cocker attended the International Bar Association’s African Regional Conference on the Environment in Cape Town, South Africa on November 28th-30th, 2018. Jonathan spoke on the panel, “Urban Waste Management: What Africa is Doing”, alongside fellow panelists Lloyd Christie (Director at ENSafrica), Richard Emery (Executive Associate, JG Afrika), Sally-Anne Kasner (Founder of Cirulcar Vision and Operations Manager of EcoStandard), and Richard Summers (Managing Director, Richard Summers Inc.) The panel discussed the urban transformation…

The CCME (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment)’s Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste, dated November 2018, outlines the commitment of all provincial and territorial ministers of the environment in Canada on plastics waste. The Strategy overtly builds upon various previous multi-lateral initiatives on plastic waste reduction, many of which Canada was only tangentially involved. What is truly new and groundbreaking is the first trilateral federal, provincial, and territorial legislative commitment to a circular economy.…