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Veolia Opens State-of-the-Art Electronics Recycling Facility in Ontario

Date October 24, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Media Releases | News | RCO in the News

Pickering, Ontario: Veolia is expanding its electronics and lamp recycling capabilities in Canada with a new, 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art recycling facility located in Pickering, Ontario (Greater Toronto Area). While the plant’s primary purpose is to provide lamp-recycling services for customers across Ontario and other Canadian provinces, other electronics and mercury-bearing wastes can also be handled for customers out of this facility as appropriate. Veolia currently provides...

Top 10 Take-Action Tips for Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Date October 11, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Media Releases | News

Canadians generate a lot of waste. On average, every Canadian will generate 720 kg (1,587 lbs.) of waste that goes to landfill, which is equal weight to a full grown female giraffe. In the spirit of Waste Reduction Week in Canada here are ten easy take-action tips that will reduce our reliance on landfills and help you adopt more environmentally conscious choices. 1. Buy what you need, eat what you buy, compost the restA big refrigerator holds a lot of food, so think twice about how much you...

National Strategy to Address Disposal of Mercury-Containing Lamps Becomes Law

Date June 26, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Media Releases

(Toronto, June 26, 2017) Bill C-238, a private member’s bill that sets a national strategy for sound management of mercury-containing lamps, has received Royal Assent and is now federal law. The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act calls on Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change to work with provinces, territories and all interested and appropriate governments, persons, and organizations to develop a robust national...

Canadian students can brag: 2.3 million plastic bags flagged

Date June 22, 2016 Author Jason Smith Categories Media Releases

More than 18 tonnes of plastic collected for recycling in five days June 22, 2016 (Toronto, ON): If children are the future then the environment has reason to be optimistic. As part of the inaugural Plastic Bag Grab challenge during Earth Week 2016 (April 18 – 22) elementary schools students from across Canada collected 2,279,601 plastic shopping bags – approximately 18.4 metric tonnes of plastic – and brought them to their local Walmart store for recycling. The amount of plastic...

Elementary schools across Canada invited to take the Plastic Bag Grab challenge

Date April 15, 2016 Author Jason Smith Categories Media Releases

TORONTO, April 15, 2016 - It is estimated that more than 1 billion bags are given out across Canada every year. In the spirit of waste reduction and environmental awareness, Waste Reduction Week in Canada and recycling councils across Canada challenge elementary schools to collect as many plastic carry-out shopping bags for recycling as part of Earth Week 2016: April 18-22, 2016. Schools that take part in the Plastic Bag Grab challenge in each province and territory are eligible for a first...

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