As one of our goals is to support evidence-based
decision-making we want to work with interested partners to help
mobilze ReWaRP study findings. Such findings may be useful to
stakeholders and others interested in waste-as-resource decisions.
The target audiences for this project are waste policy
decision-makers and influencers (e.g., facility owners and managers,
municipal government managers, local community groups, non-government
organizations as well as academics involved in waste and
purpose of our knowledge mobilization efforts are to provide
groups with both: i) timely information about our project and; ii)
facilitate meaningful exchange among these groups. This
is part of that mobilization, to update stakeholders on our study
findings and related activities. We will be holding a
workshop to bring together research participants
and other stakeholders to discuss our findings and map agendas
for future activities including social scientific
Please see the connect
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REWARP in the news
CBC News, Sept 21, 2018
Virginia MacLaren was interviewed by CBC for the article "G7 countries eye waste-to-energy incineration as part of plastic pollution solution
" about plastics recovery and the Ocean Plastics Charter. The article refers to our study and publication in Waste Management
, particularly the finding that 13-18% of Greater Toronto Area residents would divert less material if they knew it was going to an energy-from-waste facility.
Workshop and Webinar
Waste-to-Energy Policy and Perceptions Research Results
A workshop (also broadcasts as a webinar) to share our findings with stakeholders
Thurs. June 9, 2016 - 8:30am - 1:30pm (lunch provided)
University of Toronto Campus or Webinar
Those who participated in the interviews (Study 1) and other stakeholders interested in waste-to-energy in particular.
We anticipate up to 30 people to participate face-to-face and the rest through the online webinar portal. If you are interested in participating, please email us.
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if you would like a copy of any of our publications
Baxter, J., Ho, Y., Rollins, Y. & Maclaren, V. (2016) Attitudes towards waste to energy facilities and impacts on diversion in Ontario, Canada, Waste Management, 50: 75-85
Baxter, J., Ho, Y., Rollins, Y. and Maclaren, V (2016)Residents views of waste-to-energy facilities and waste diversion in Ontario, Canada, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Baxter, J., Ho, Y., Rollins, Y. & Maclaren, V. (2015) Attitudes towards waste-to-energy in Ontario, Canadian Association of Geographers Meeting, Vancouver BC
Rollins, Y. (2015)(invited) Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo | Solid Waste Management Partnerships Workshop.
Rollins, Y. (2015)(invited) Sustainable Communities Conference, Federation of Canadian Municipalities | The Two-Sided Coin: Navigating Polarized Issues (Waste Incineration)
Rollins, Y. & Taylor, J. (2015). Waste-to-energy in Ontario’s socio-technical transition. Chicago, Illinois: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.
Rollins, Y. (2014). Multidisciplinary reflections on waste-as-resource management. York University, Ontario: Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Annual Meeting.
Rollins, Y. (2014). Energy Recovery in Ontario Municipal Solid Waste Regimes: A Preliminary Investigation. Tampa, Florida: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.
Rollins, Y. & Baxter, J. (2013). A Preliminary Investigation of Waste to Energy Uptake by Ontario Municipalities. St. John’s, Newfoundland: Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.
Rollins, Y. (2013). Rubbish Realities, Perceptions of Pollution and the Waste Hierarchy. Toronto, Ontario: York University English Graduate Students Picking Through the Trash Conference.
Rollins, Y. (2013). A critical review of waste to energy technologies’ potential and realised contributions to managing waste as a sustainable energy resource in Ontario. Nottawasaga, Ontario: Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy Annual Workshop.
Rollins, Y. (2012). Energy from waste?: Contributions from geographic thought to the management of municipal waste as a sustainable energy source. Scarborough, Ontario: Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Annual Meeting.
Rollins, Y. (2012). Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Recover: Consequences of the ‘fourth R’ for municipal waste policy coalitions. Waterloo, Ontario: Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.
Rollins, Y. (2012). Materiality, Morality and Municipal Waste Management. New York, New York: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting.