Coastal Connections: Rethinking Waste

Rural resilience researchers Dr. Sondra Eger and Jackie Bauman host another episode of Coastal Routes Radio, a radio program made up of an international collaboration of communities, scholars, activists, and others who are dedicated to supporting the health, resilience, and sustainability of coastal communities around the world. Coastal Connections is a volume of Coastal Routes Radio, produced in partnership with the University of Guelph and Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. For more information, visit the website:

In this episode, Dr. Eger and Jackie invited Ben Wiper, the CEO and Founder of 3F Waste Recovery, to share insight on how communities can use their resources sustainably and efficiently. 3F Waste Recovery transforms waste from the fisheries, farming, and forestry (3F) industries into marketable products to support the local circular economy. 3F Waste Recovery has worked to identify what raw materials are most abundant in NL industries and which ones have the highest value applications with the least amount of work, which has resulted in innovative waste management solutions!

To listen to the full episode where Ben shares innovative waste management approaches and how to incorporate them in all aspects of NL economies (and much more), click here:

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