Monday, 8 February 2021 with Dr. Myra Hird

Canadians generate more waste per capita than any other country on earth. Most of this waste is generated by industry, in particular mining. How can we make industry responsible for their waste instead of consumers? What is the life cycle of plastic consumer goods? Is recycling an effective way of reducing carbon emissions?  What about reduce and reuse?

Myra Hird is an award-winning professor in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s university where  she runs a research program called Wasteflow.  She is recognized as a distinguished interdisciplinary scholar with an international reputation for her multifaceted, collaborative investigations into science studies and environmental issues. Dr. Hird frequently appears in the news media commenting on waste issues.

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