Miriam Diamond

Miriam L. Diamond

Research and Teaching Assistant at University of Toronto

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Location:
35 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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(416) 978-3099

General Information

Experience

Professor  - School of the Environment

Canadian Associate Editor  - Environmental Research and Education Foundation

PSIon  - Perimeter Institute

Education

B.A.Sc. Degree  - University of Toronto

B.Sc.  - Biology , University of Toronto

M.Sc.  - Zoology , University of Alberta

Ph.D.  - Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

PhD  - Chemical Engineering , University of Toronto

Affiliations

Board Member  - Laurentian SETAC

Board Member  - Canadian Environmental Law Association

Board Member  - Narayever Congregation

Member of the Science Advisory Board  - International Joint Commission

Fellow  - Canadian Geographical Society

Fellow  - Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Board Member  - Canadian Environmental.com

Local Organizing Committee Member  - Dioxin

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"The stewardship programs are voluntary and there is very good analysis of how well voluntary programs work - analysis that shows there are inherent problems," said Miriam Diamond, a professor in the U of T's geography and chemical engineering departments and with the Institute for Environmental Studies who specializes in pollution issues.
Diamond, MacDonald, and Puckett say the only way to properly address the e-waste issue, both domestically and internationally, is through government regulation. "It has been noted by numerous economists that there is a strong advantage to the regulatory approach," Diamond said. "It pushes industry to innovate, and there is a strong relationship between countries with strong environmental regulations and countries with high technological advantage and prosperity." Diamond, a self-described pragmatic idealist, believes that significant changes in the management of e-waste will only occur through federal legislation. "There needs to be a federal initiative that says companies that construct these products must be responsible for their e-waste," Diamond said. Diamond wants the industry to change not just recycling practices, but how products are made. "It is unconscionable that these industries have created a two- or three-year turnover for these products when we could easily repair or replace components," she said.

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