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Eco-friendly Waste Converter | Global Affairs Canada




Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is seeking a simple and eco-friendly way to econment while managing refuse at GAC sites in Canada and abroad. Solutions currently exist for recyclables and compostable, but GAC is seeking a solution for the waste that is going to landfill.

Eligible Applicants

Solution proposals can only be submitted by a small business that meets all of the following criteria:

  • for profit
  • incorporated in Canada (federally or provincially)
  • 499 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • research and development activities that take place in Canada
  • 50% or more of its annual wages, salaries and fees are currently paid to employees and contractors who spend the majority of their time working in Canada
  • 50% or more of its FTE employees have Canada as their ordinary place of work
  • 50% or more of its senior executives (Vice President and above) have Canada as their principal residence

Eligible Expenses

The program will fund projects that proposed solutions to eco-friendly waste converter:

  1. be able to convert some of the garbage into energy to operate and the rest into a usable product
  2. be portable (i.e. ensure ease of regular movement by truck or something smaller to different locations)
  3. be user friendly (i.e. the program or mechanisms for its operation should be easy to understand and operate by the staff that will be placed in charge of them)
  4. be waterproof and able to function in extreme temperatures (- 35 degrees Celsius to +35 degrees Celsius) to accommodate the various seasons during the course of the year
  5. result in fewer CO2 emissions than a garbage truck for the same volume of garbage
  6. be able to process one 7-16 gallon-bag of garbage at a time
  7. be easily cleaned and have removable containers/basins that can be used to catch and transfer the product to wherever it will be used
  8. not release toxic fumes that will pollute the environment
  9.  be able to fuel their own operation using waste

Deadline Date

  Closing date: May 28, 2020 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time


Contact Name: Government of Canada

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