Waste Policy, Programs, Regulatory Reviews: Recent Projects  

Identification of Best Management Practices for Disposal Bans, Levies and Incentives for End-of-Life Plastics. For the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, Giroux Environmental Consulting conducted a literature review and developed a guidance document of identified best management practices for planning, implementing, and compliance monitoring related to disposal bans for end-of-life plastics (2019).

Waste Sector Research Scan and Best Practice Identification – Giroux Environmental Consulting collaborated with Envirings, Inc. to conduct a municipal research scan in the area of waste policy and program trends for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The report documented trends and identified best practices underway in Canadian and international municipalities, focusing on practices, technologies, or new programs with the highest potential to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions (2019).

Review of Agriculture Waste Frameworks for the Government of Northwest Territories.  This study included conducting a regulatory review of legislation, regulations, and policies in place across Canadian provincial governments and the federal government related to agriculture waste.  Based on information collected, a gap assessment was conducted to identify gaps in the Northwest Territories regulatory framework for enviornmental protection from agriculture (2019).

Analysis and Report Writing – Canada-Wide Draft Zero Plastics Waste Framework for the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment (CCME).  L. Giroux was contracted to conduct analysis of over 200+ stakeholder responses on the Draft Zero Plastics Waste Framework released for public consultation, organize stakeholder key messages identified in the comments and write a report for CCME prioritizing next steps (2018).

Regulatory Review of Approaches to Define Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).  Giroux Environmental along with a consulting team of experts conducted a Canadian and international review of regulations, policies and guidance on hazardous waste criteria and definitions and developed recommendations for ECCC (2017-2018).

Regulatory Review of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Programs Across Canada – A Benchmarking Study for CCME.  This study compared definitions and regulated requirements across all EPR programs in the country.  The report is available here on the CCME website (2016).

Extended Producer Responsibility in Canada – Invited Expert to Present at a Conference on Canadian Waste Policy Approaches for the Canadian Embassy, Science and Technology Division, Berlin, Germany (2015).

Expert Panelist at a Multi-Stakeholder Conference on Extended Producer Responsibility in Atlantic Canada, Fredericton, NB (2014).

Development of a Management Framework and Implementation Plan Options for a Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Program in Atlantic Canada.  For Recycle NB, Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, RRFB Nova Scotia, and the Multi-material Stewardship Board of NFLD (2013-14).

Report on the State of Waste Management in Canada for the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment (CCME) (2013–14).  This Report documents the regulatory and policy framework, along with key programs and results in waste management.  Report is available here on the CCME website.

Regulatory Review of Landfill Environmental Protection Control Measures Across Canada for Environment Canada (2014-15).

Regulatory Review of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials Control Measures Across Canada for Environment Canada (2013).

Numerous other waste policy projects as a consultant with Marbek Resource Consultants 1999-2012 addressing topics such as Extended Producer Responsibly, waste diversion, recycling impact reviews, best practice research, and sustainable packaging.