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Nova Scotia's Solid Waste Success Continues to Attract Worldwide Attention

ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR--Nova Scotia's Solid Waste Success Continues to Attract Worldwide Attention


Nova Scotia's reputation as a world leader in solid-waste resource management has attracted another foreign delegation to tour the province.

Hosted by Saint Mary's University, a group of 18 mayors and municipal councillors from China and Vietnam have started a two- week tour around the province that includes a visit to a solid- waste resource management project in Lunenburg.

Environment and Labour Minister David Morse said the province's remarkable success in solid-waste reduction has put Nova Scotia on the environmental map.

"We're flattered that this delegation has chosen to come here and study our systems. They join a long list of countries, such as Russia, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and Denmark, that have found our experiences and facilities to be educational," said the minister.

The delegation will attend a reception this evening at the university and will visit Lunenburg on June 18 for a walking tour and an overview of the town's solid-waste initiative.

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Contact:

Barry Friesen
Environment and Labour 902-424-2645 Cell: 902-497-4664 E-mail: