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China's Environmental Measures Affecting Trade in Waste, Scrap, and Recycled Material

RCO is pleased to host a special webinar presentation featuring senior Government of Canada officials on China's National Sword initiative on March 15, 2018. More

RCO responds to proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework

An estimated 2.3 million tonnes of food and organic waste was sent to disposal in 2015, and the Government of Ontario is taking steps to reduce the amount of material lost to disposal.  More

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change directs Ontario Electronic Stewardship to cease operations by June 30, 2020

The industry funding organization responsible for managing waste electrical and electronic equipment to wind up operations as part of the Waste Diversion Transition Act. More

RCO joins a coalition to respond to the amended Blue Box Program Plan 

Amendments designed to transition Ontario's Blue Box Program from the current shared cost model between municipalities and producers to a full producer responsibility model. More



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Yearly Diversion:

8.4 million tonnes - Total materials diverted (Canada)

2.8 million tonnes - Total amount diverted (Ontario)

Yearly Disposal:

25 million tonnes - Total non-hazardous waste disposed of (Canada)

9 million tonnes - Total non-hazardous waste disposed of (Ontario)

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Source: Statistics Canada

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China's Environmental Measures Affecting Trade...
February 20, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
Webinar Presentation July 2017: The world's largest importer and recycler of scrap metals,...
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change...
February 14, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
On Feb. 8, 2018 the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change informed the Resource...
Report on PBDEs in the Great Lakes by IJC's...
January 26, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
New standards, public education, and extended producer responsibility programs are key to...

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