The BC Solid Waste Research Collaborative (the “Collaborative”, or BC SWRC) is a network of collaborators from industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector using applied research to tackle BC’s municipal waste & resource management questions.
The Collaborative facilitates research projects in three main ways:
- Coordinating round table discussions throughout the year, gathering participants face-to-face to generate connections and research projects.
- Providing an online platform to catalyze project connections and increase the sharing of information. This website is meant to be a digital meeting place for participants to connect, submit research ideas/interests, share information and research outcomes.
- Maintaining a database of interested participants, organizations and research interests/questions, making introductions where there are shared interests.
A part-time Coordinator manages these activities under the direction of a multidisciplinary steering committee.
The SWRC is open to all who want to contribute to solid waste minimization and sustainable resource management in BC. While the Collaborative does have a regional focus, its overall goals complement and support those of the National Zero Waste Council.