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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

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

RCO hosted a complimentary webinar featuring Environment and Climate Change Canada and Global Affairs Canada, and offered an overview of the environmental measures taken by China, information on the diplomatic efforts Canada is taking as well as its interaction with Canada’s own environmental obligations and legislation. 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



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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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Jun 12 2018
Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) offers annual Waste Auditor Training sessions, which are based...
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Mercury, Lamps, Recycling, and Retrofits
April 24, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
Health care facilities have significant impacts on the communities they serve in the three key...
Grounds for a brouhaha?
April 23, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
Keurig, Toronto spar over whether coffee pods belong in blue bin Keurig Canada wants to tell...
Recycling Council of Ontario to trial a unique...
April 19, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
Co-operatives are structured to meet the common needs of its members. A food co-op, for example,...

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