Japanese group learns the three "Rs" in Nova Scotia

Twenty-eight scientists, academics and local government representatives arrived in Nova Scotia on September 2, to learn about solid waste-resource management. The delegation will spend four days studying the province’s system to divert waste from landfills into recycling and composting. Currently, Japan relies primarily on incineration.

Canada’s Ambassador for the Environment, Gilbert Parent, will accompany the delegation on some of the tours. “I’m looking forward to meeting the delegation,” said Mr. Parent. “I welcome their interest in Nova Scotia’s exemplary environmental programs and environmental technologies.”

The Japanese Environmental Research Institute asked Nova Scotia Environment and Labour to organize the tour, which will include tours of recycling and composting operations in Halifax Regional Municipality, Colchester County
and Hantsport. Members of the delegation will also meet with non-governmental organizations.

For further information, contact Penny McCormick at 902-424-7420 or mccormpl@gov.ns.ca