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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...

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...

China's Environmental Measures Affecting Trade

Date March 15, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

Webinar Presentation July 2017: The world's largest importer and recycler of scrap metals, plastic, and paper, notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that starting Dec. 31, 2017 it will prohibit the import of a wide range of materials. November 2017: China notified the WTO that as of March 1, 2018 there will be revised standards for the import of certain materials, including new limits for carried waste of allowable contaminants in shipments of materials.   To offer...

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change directs Ontario Electronic Stewardship to cease operations by June 30, 2020

Date February 14, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

On Feb. 8, 2018 the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change informed the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority and Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) that pursuant to the Waste Diversion Transition Act the diversion program for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is to begin winding up its operations.    In doing so, OES must devise and submit a plan to the Authority by Dec. 31, 2018 that is consistent with a series of principles: transparent...


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