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Mercury, Lamps, Recycling, and Retrofits

Date April 24, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

Health care facilities have significant impacts on the communities they serve in the three key pillars of sustainability: environment, economic, and health.  Forward-thinking organizations embrace sustainability as a way to improve the environment of care while lowering operating costs. These measures, especially those that are designed to improve energy, water, and waste management, have direct return on investment.  Greater efficiency and cost savings are then applied to the most...

Grounds for a brouhaha?

Date April 23, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | News | RCO in the News

Keurig, Toronto spar over whether coffee pods belong in blue bin Keurig Canada wants to tell every Torontonian they can put Keurig coffee “pods” in blue bins with paper, empty jars and other city-approved recyclables. The City of Toronto wants every Torontonian to absolutely not do that and has told Keurig so. The java giant is nonetheless unleashing a public education campaign with advertising, social media and grocery store demonstrations on how Canadians can blue-bin the wee...

Recycling Council of Ontario to trial a unique co-operative model to decrease food waste in the commercial sector

Date April 19, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Media Releases | News

Co-operatives are structured to meet the common needs of its members. A food co-op, for example, may offer local and organic produce, partner with local suppliers, and make it more accessible and affordable for members to buy groceries. Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), with support through a $273,700 USD grant from the Walmart Foundation, aims to apply the co-op model with a slightly different approach: saving food instead of selling food. Food waste is the single largest waste stream...

Municipal Hazardous/Special Waste Program Wind-Up

Date April 16, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program Wind-Up  On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued direction to Stewardship Ontario (SO) to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program by Dec. 31, 2020. This will lead to materials collected under the program to individual producer responsibility under the Resource Recovery and Circular...

New regulations filed for used tires in Ontario

Date April 12, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News

On April 9, 2018 the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change filed Regulation 225/18, which governs the system in which used tires are managed. It was published to e-Laws on April 10 and is now in full effect.    It is the first regulation put forth under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, with the Waste-Free Ontario Act having specific provisions as it relates to the management of tires.   Highlights of the new regulation   The minimum amount of...


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