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RCO joins a coaltion 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

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

5,000 square foot recycling facility opens in Pickering

RCO was on-hand for the grand opening of Veolia's new facility that has the capacity to recycle 5,700 kilogams of bulbs every hour and more than 2 million kilograms every year. With approximately 85 million CFLs sold in Canada every year, this represents another local option  to ensure full recovery of hazardous material. More

Beyond the Blue Box: Ontario’s Fresh Start on Waste Diversion and the Circular Economy 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases report that acknowledges Ontario’s new law is a significant achievement, and calls on government to get serious about making it work by prioritizing food waste and having businesses increase diversion. 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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RCO responds to proposed Food and Organic Waste...
January 17, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
In November 2017 the Government of Ontario released a proposed framework that sets a vision for...
Coalition response to amended Blue Box Program...
January 17, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
In August 2017, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change requested the Resource...
China says 'no' to contaminated recycling from...
January 2, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
China is saying no thanks to much of the recycled paper and plastic we've been shipping there for...

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