As Canada moves toward legalizing marijuana, Micron Waste gears up for processing, disposal

Read the full story in Waste Dive.

Canada’s move toward legalizing recreational marijuana presents a new waste stream to be effectively managed. According to Karen Lauriston, a spokesperson for Micron Waste, there will be an estimated 6,000 metric tons of cannabis waste in Canada by 2020.

Micron is installing an aerobic digester on-site at Aurora Cannabis Inc., a medical marijuana producer and distributor. Micron President Alfred Wong told Waste Dive the digester should be operational by June this year.

Micron testified before a Canadian Senate committee this week, Wong said. “We understood the committee had an interest in looking at compost and other ways to look at cannabis waste. We wanted to be there to say, ‘we’re here, we’re being effective in what we’re doing to manage cannabis waste.'”

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