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RCO piloting co-operative model to decrease food waste in the commercial sector

Unique project aims to apply a co-op model with a slightly different approach: saving food instead of selling food. More

Professional development in waste auditor training and reporting

RCO offers Waste Auditor Training sessions, which are based on a Standard Waste Audit Method that supports development in several key areas. Space is limited. More

Government of Ontario releases Food and Organic Waste Framework

Comprehensive approach to food and organic waste divided into two components: Action Plan and Policy Statement. More

Elementary schools across Canada engaged in the 3Rs

The 2018 Plastic Bag Grab challenge is underway and 632 schools are learning and taking action on plastics waste, while collecting discarded plastic bags for recycling. More

 

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Stats

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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Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) offers annual Waste Auditor Training sessions, which are based...
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Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World's...
May 16, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
The Mariana Trench—the deepest point in the ocean—extends nearly 36,000 feet down in a...
Food and Organic Waste Framework Revealed
April 30, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
  The Government of Ontario has released the Food and Organic Waste Framework, which takes a...
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
April 30, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
What if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing...

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