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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...

Cleanfarms adds grain bag recycling to its suite of agricultural stewardship programs

Date March 12, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Media Releases | Member News

Saskatchewan farmers will have access to another tool to help them farm sustainably and keep their yards clean as Cleanfarms’ permanent grain bag recycling program rolls out this year. A government-funded pilot project has been available since 2011. Through this pilot, farmers have recycled over four million kilograms of ag plastic. Farmers will see increased access through the launch of this permanent program. Clean, rolled grain bags will be accepted at collection sites at no charge....

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...


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