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RCO to provide feedback on Food and Organic Waste Framework

Date November 20, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

The Government of Ontario has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework that aims to help the province build a circular economy and fight climate change in two components:   Part A: Proposed Food and Organic Waste Action Plan outlines strategic commitments to be taken by the province to address food and organic waste.   Part B: Proposed Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 provides direction...

Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario’s waste-free future

Date October 4, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | Member News

Toronto, October 4, 2017 - Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, Ontario produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. The new Waste-Free Ontario Act sets an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill. A special report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, examines the new law and strategy and what the province needs to do next.Released today, Beyond the Blue Box: Ontario’s Fresh Start...

Bill C-238 - National Strategy on Mercury-Containing Lamps - Becomes Law

Date June 25, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

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 strategy for the safe and...

RCO invited to present to Senate of Canada on mercury-containing lamps

Date June 2, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | News

Bill C-238 - An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the safe disposal of lamps containing mercury - is a private member's bill that was first introduced to parliament in February 2016.    It has passed through third reading in parliament, passed through second reading in senate, and is currently in the senate committee stage.    Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) addressed the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on...


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