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Remembering Gary Dolson

Date February 29, 2012 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of one of the Recycling Council of Ontario's most enthusiastic and engaging members, Gary Dolson, at his home on Saturday, February 25th, 2012. Gary was the Director of Public Relations for EcoMedia Direct Inc., a position well-suited to his gregarious and affable nature. Many of you may have met Gary at RCO events over the years. You always knew when Gary was in the room by his infectious laugh and...

Ontario loses another Blue Box champion

Date October 17, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

It is Waste Reduction Week in Canada and the time when we traditionally celebrate the champions of waste diversion and recycling across all sectors. This year we are not only toasting our current award winners and saluting our program participants but, sadly, we are also paying tribute to the achievements of those who’ve gone before us. This year we lost two of our own. At the end of January we said goodbye to Jack McGinnis: one of RCO’s most loyal friends and colleagues and one of...

2011 Ontario Election & Waste Diversion

Date September 28, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

Political leaders respond to coalition questions on their commitments to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Waste DiversionAs Ontario heads toward a provincial election, RCO wanted to ensure commitments to waste diversion and EPR are core components of the various political platforms. Accordingly, in conjunction with a key group of stakeholders within the sector, RCO sent a letter to each of the political leaders (Liberal, Green Party, NDP and Progressive Conservatives) posing key...

Deputation to the City of Toronto Public Works & Infrastructure Committee on KPMG Report

Date July 20, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

Deputation to the City of Toronto Public Works & Infrastructure Committee Sarah Mills, Manager of Special Projects Recycling Council of Ontario sarah@rco.on.ca; 416-657-2797 ext. 7 www.rco.on.ca   I appreciate the opportunity to speak here today.  My name is Sarah Mills, I am the Manager of Special Projects for the Recycling Council of Ontario.  Jo-Anne St. Godard, my organizations Executive Director, sends her regrets as she is out of the country and unable to attend today. As many of you...

'Remembering Jack McGinnis'

Date February 3, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

With great sadness we inform you of the passing of one of the Recycling Council of Ontario's most loyal friends and colleagues  and one of our founders: Jack McGinnis, on Saturday, January 29th, 2011.Jack was a pioneering spirit in the environmental sustainability movement for over thirty-five years and is widely credited with initiating what is now the Blue Box program in Ontario and beyond. The list of Jack's professional and personal accomplishments is long and really sums up the...


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