On the Road to Zero Waste: Nova Scotia Video
This video was shot during a week's visit to Nova Scotia in July 2001 by Paul and Michael Connett. It documents how Nova Scotia has reduced the amount of waste sent to landfill by a massive 50% in just five years and created 3000 new jobs in the process. The video is jointly hosted by Barry Friesen the dynamic and enthusiastic solid waste-resource director of the Department of Environment and Labour and by David Wimberly of the 'It's Not Garbage Coalition' who was one of the outspoken critics of the Halifax government's efforts to build a trash incinerator. When the Nova Scotia government rejected this proposal they turned to the citizens to design the waste management program. They did. This is it and its working. A key part of the program is a residual screening facility built immediately in front of the landfill so that no untreated organic waste can enter. This is an excellent tape to convince local officials that they don't need to waste the taxpayers' money on mega-landfills and incinerators. There is a better way and it creates jobs! This videotape has been shown in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Italy, Australia, and Japan. It has been translated into Sloveninian and over 1400 copies distributed there to local governments and high schools. (28:30 Minutes; October 2001).