Ontario and Waste Management
An in-depth discussion of Ontario's waste disposal policies.
# 102922 | 2,192 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Apr 06, 2008 in Environmental Studies (Recycling) , Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems) , Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Canadian Studies (Natural Resources)
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The paper explores the severity of the waste management problem in Ontario, specifically in Toronto. The paper examines what diseases and/or viruses are now emerging as a result of their waste management policies and explores the waste disposal alternatives available as the issue of waste management becomes more pressing with the passage of time. The paper is of the opinion that the province of Ontario must begin to pressure citizens and private businesses to focus on diversionary plans for waste and they must start providing citizens and businesses with the resources they need to make these diversionary alternatives a success.
From the Paper:"The relevance of this topic to our own course work can scarcely be exaggerated. For one thing, our focus on the environment has brought home the reality that we must find an adequate way of disposing of our waste or we as Ontarians will be confronted with the degradation of the ecosystem upon which we depend for food and nourishment. More than that, if human beings in the GTA and elsewhere in Canada's most populous province do not find a means of improving their approach to waste disposal, then the health risks to ordinary citizens - not all of whom are polluters or particularly slothful - will grow ever worse. Not least of all, our fragile groundwater reservoirs (a vital component of the hydrological cycle as our October 2 notes clearly reveal) will continue to face contamination - and the sufferings of this generation because of such a development will be met and exceeded by the sufferings of future generations who will be confronted with the grim specter of contaminated water, as well."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Angelo, William J. (2001, June 5). E coli outbreak shakes Ontario. ENR: Engineering-News Record, 14.
- Anyinam, C. (1994). Managing biomedical waste in Ontario: A regional approach. Hospital Topics, 72(1): 22-27.
- Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators. (2006). Toronto to buy Greenlane landfill. Recent Highlights from the AMRC Home Page. Retrieved March 30, 2007 from <http://www.amrc.ca/previous.html>
- Chambers, L.W. (1989). Estimating the burden of illness in an Ontario community with untreated drinking water and sewage disposal problems. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 80(2): 142-148.
- City of Toronto. (2006, February 2). 2005 data shows Toronto waste shipments to Michigan continue to drop. City of Toronto: Accessing City Hall. Retrieved March 30, 2007 from <http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/it/newsrel.nsf/48f27973c7d56f38852571090059d0eb/d6bc3511a2131f47852571090070f570?OpenDocument>
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