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The Value of Supporting the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange

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Save the NRE or pay (more!) later

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This is the letter I have just sent to the mayor and council of the city of Nanaimo (mayor&council@nanaimo.ca is the e-address should you wish to do the same)


Leadership with our garbage problem

Background: pressure is being applied to the Regional District of Nanaimo to allow a proposed Waste to Energy (WTE) incinerator to be built near Nanaimo in order to burn garbage from the lower mainland. So far they've turned this down, and likely could use some support from us. This is my letter of support.

To: corpsrv@rdn.bc.ca
cc'd to  Michelle Stilwell MLA ; Len Krog MLA ; Doug Routley MLA

Dear Directors of the Regional District of Nanaimo, I would like to applaud your decision in 2013 to oppose the building of an WTE (Waste to Energy) incinerator facility in our area to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage.  Given the lack of industry in our area, and the resulting lack of tax revenues to Nanaimo from the Duke Point industrial area, I can appreciate that this may be a difficult one for the city councillors in particular. I believe there is a better way. I have just learned that Nanaimo has been chosen to be the site of the next annual conference of Zero Waste Internati…

Should Nanaimo accept Vancouver's garbage?