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Input sought for Food and Organic Waste Framework

Date June 1, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

Globally, food waste represents more greenhouse gas emissions than any country in the world except for China and the United States. In Ontario, 3.6 million tonnes of food and organic waste is generated annually and more than 60 per cent of it is lost to disposal. The Government of Ontario's Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy commits the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to a Food and Organic Waste Action Plan, which may include banning of food waste...

Innovative Campaign to Drive Textiles Reuse and Recycling

Date March 14, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | News

www.GiveAShirtCanada.com Since 1978 Recycling Council of Ontario’s commitment to the 3Rs has driven our actions, and is the bedrock of our efforts to facilitate the efficient use of resources to transition the economy from a linear to circular model where post-consumed materials are integrated back into use and production cycles.We also have a long history of designing and executing high-profile educational and awareness campaigns that engages and empowers action on waste reduction and...

Government of Ontario Finalizes Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy

Date March 1, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | News

The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 requires the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to develop and maintain Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy to support the provincial interest in having a system of resource recovery and waste reduction. After a extensive consultations and requests for feedback the Government of Ontario has now finalized Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy, which outlines the...

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change sets wind-up plan for tire stewardship program

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

On Feb. 17, 2017 the Hon. Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), directed Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) to initiate a wind-up plan. In doing so, the Minister has also set a blueprint on how the Government of Ontario intends to address the closing or transition of stewardship programs, including Stewardship Ontario and Ontario Electronics Stewardship. Highlights of the letter to OTS: All stakeholders – the public, Resource Productivity and Recovery...

RCO Awards 2015

Date October 21, 2015 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

The RCO Awards - Recycling Council of Ontario’s annual recognition program that highlights achievement in waste reduction and diversion – were handed out at the RCO Awards Luncheon during Waste Reduction Week at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. The program is open to businesses and municipalities across Ontario in six categories, and measures and scores applicants according to their achievement in reducing waste; ability to prevent wastes through consumption and purchasing habits;...


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