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High Diversion Material Recovery Emerges


Mark Badger

Duration: 1.5 hour(s) Category(s): Property
Credits: OAA: 1.5 Cost: FREE


Diversion programs in general often suffer from poor participation, recovery and quality. Organics recovery is actually decreasing as the “ick” factor continues to discourage separation of food waste. Recyclable material that is collected in multi-residential buildings is of very poor quality. It is therefore difficult to process in conventional MRF’s and meeting recovery targets is largely unsuccessful. High density housing growth is rapidly expanding throughout the GTA. High Diversion material recovery offers an effective method of advancing the recovery of recyclable and organic materials and brings knowledge-based jobs to the community. High Diversion material recovery brings an environmental benefit superior to conventional disposal options including Energy from Waste (EFW).


Mark Badger

, President at Urban Resource Group

Mark Badger currently serves as President of the Urban Resource Group of Companies and also as an Executive of Canada Fibers Limited. In these roles, he is engaged in expanding recovery and recycling of valuable materials post-use. After graduating from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1980, Mr. Badger held executive positions with leading firms in the North American building products and chemical industries, including Royal Group Technologies, BF Goodrich Corporation and Georgia Gulf Corporation. While at Royal Group, Mr. Badger served in a series of senior executive roles, helping the Company to grow exponentially. In 2005, he was appointed by Royal’s Board of Directors to lead the process of soliciting bids for the NYSE and TSX listed company, which was sold to Georgia Gulf Corporation at a 43% premium to market. Subsequent to the acquisition, Mr. Badger assisted the CEO of Georgia Gulf with integration, as well as investor interface activities.

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