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After the uncertain rise and precipitous fall of a number of Canada’s energy-from-waste (EfW)  industries, it may have been easy to underestimate the commercial opportunities for renewable natural gas (RNG). After all, the corporate community lost much of its interest in capital intensive and technologically uncertain EfW projects at some point following the 2008 crash.  With a few notable exceptions, EfW became a local, and mostly municipal, waste management issue, usually undertaken on a small scale.  …

Jonathan Cocker’s abstract on North America’s first circular economy law was accepted by the Yale University Journal of Industrial Ecology’s special issue on Material Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation.

The irony will not be lost on the electronics sector.  The Basel Ban Amendment, short a few remaining votes at the May meeting of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, ultimately failed to get the necessary support for passage in spite of much fanfare.  The Basel Ban Amendment would have meant a virtual halt in the continued export of e-waste internationally.  As of September 2019, it…

David Hackett is presenting on the September 6, 2019 Environmental Law Institute (“ELI”) Webinar entitled:  “Managing Private Sector Environmental Initiatives (ELI Master Class).”  David will be addressing the topic “Navigating the Legal Risks of Private Environmental Programs.”  Links to the program are set forth below. Web link: https://www.eli.org/events/managing-private-sector-environmental-initiatives-eli-master-class Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/482243312573453/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/environmental-law-institute_managing-private-sector-environmental-initiatives-activity-6567122463573061632-qhgw Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELIORG/status/1160928928891985920 In addition, David is speaking next week on September 12 in New York at the Skytop Strategies conference:  “Engagement & Communication: …