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RCO responds to proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework

Date January 17, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | News

In November 2017 the Government of Ontario released a proposed framework that sets a vision for “a circular economy that moves towards zero food and organic waste and zero greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector” and considered a number of guiding principles:   Enhancing existing partnerships with stakeholders and building new relationships Building on progress made in Ontario and learning from other leading jurisdictions Collaborating across all levels of government to...

Coalition response to amended Blue Box Program Plan

Date January 17, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

In August 2017, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change requested the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) and Stewardship Ontario submit a proposal for an amended Blue Box Program. The direction was characterized as the first phase transition for the Blue Box Program ... and will set the stage for a second phase of transition that will result in individual producer responsibility under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA). In short, the amended...

Amended Blue Box Program Plan feedback required by Jan. 15, 2018

Date December 22, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

The draft Blue Box Program Plan began with a vision for gradual transition to full producer responsibility, first jointly developed and set out by producers and municipalities in a July 2017 Accord, which was predicated on shifting the economic burden of recycling to business in exchange for business taking over the management of their paper products and packaging (PPP), stipulated that the transition must: Not negatively impact Ontarians’ experience with and access...

Exports of waste materials and recyclables to China and scrap materials captured under federal regulations

Date December 15, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

In October 2016 amendments to Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR) were made to what is captured as “hazardous waste” and “hazardous recyclable material”. Specifically, material exported are considered hazardous waste / recyclable if: they are defined as, or considered to be, “hazardous” under the legislation of the importing country or that of a transit country;  their importation is prohibited...

Used Tire Program wind up initaited

Date December 5, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

Regulation Proposal Notice under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act      To further transition the province to a producer responsibility model, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change has directed that the Used Tires Program wind up by Dec. 31, 2018, and Ontario Tire Stewardship subsequently wind up as a corporation thereafter.   In doing so, the Government of...


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