Waste Reduction and Recovery Advisory Committee
Are you interested in Waste Reduction and Recovery in the Northwest Territories?
If so, the Government of the Northwest Territories is looking for up to eight members to serve on the Waste Reduction and Recovery Advisory Committee for a term not exceeding four years.
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Submit your resume and a brief letter of interest by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail:
Environmental Protection and Waste Management Division
Environment and Climate Change
Government of the Northwest Territories
PO Box 1320
Deadline to apply: August 31, 2023
Your resume and letter of interest should include:
- Your experience with waste reduction and recycling programs, and how this experience will benefit the Waste Reduction and Recovery Advisory Committee; and
- The sector you represent, or general public if you do not represent a specific sector.
Candidates will be selected based on their experience and potential contribution to the Committee, and consideration will be given to ensure balance among represented sectors on the Committee.
The purpose of the Waste Reduction and Recovery Advisory Committee (the Committee) is to advise the Department of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) on the establishment and operation of programs to ensure improved reduction and recovery of waste in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Advice may reflect individual expertise in topics or a collective position on an initiative.
Using the experience and knowledge of members, the Committee provides advice and assistance on waste reduction and recovery programs and initiatives including:
- Research and design
- Implementation and operations
- Legislation and regulations
- Agreements with federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments
- Reports to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly
- Public consultation
- Other areas, as specified by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change or ECC staff
Membership includes the following sectors and organizations from a cross-section of small and large communities:
- Community governments and associated organizations
- Producers of materials targeted in current or proposed regulated waste reduction or resource recovery programs (including distributors, manufacturers, retailers, importers, brand holders and representatives of associations representing these groups)
- Local NWT retailers or other potentially impacted local businesses
- Environmental organizations
- Waste management experts, including haulers, material processors, recyclers, compost experts, and landfill managers
- Public at large (including youth, at least 18 years of age)
- Department of Environment and Climate Change
- Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
Efforts will be made to ensure membership reflects experience specific to the type of waste reduction and recovery programs and initiatives that ECC is seeking input on for the duration of a member’s term. This may include, for example, experience relating to extended producer responsibility (EPR), education and outreach, composting, and social marketing.