Six Things Canadians Need to Know about Green and Sustainable Technology
By Trevor Marshall
Not so very long ago, “clean tech” was the can of abrasive powder that people used to scour—and scratch—their enamel tubs and metal sinks. And ironically, it would end up polluting our rivers and lakes even as it cleaned kitchens and bathrooms. If domestic chores are the first thing that come to mind when you hear the phrase “clean tech,” then put down that toilet brush and put up your feet: to get the dirt on the current state of clean tech, Backbone magazine spoke with Vicky Sharpe, president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).
Since this federal-government-backed not-for-profit foundation was established in 2001, it has helped more than 200 Canadian clean-tech companies develop their good ideas, with the goal of turning them into products ready for market. From our conversation with Sharpe, plus chats with the heads of Quantiam Technologies and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies—two of the many clean-tech companies that have benefited from SDTC investment—Backbone presents six things every Canadian needs to know about clean tech.
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