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App offers recycling, composting pointers

Date December 27, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News

You are done picking away at the bird, a mountain of stuffing has found a new home in your belly, you have loosened your belt a notch or two and the turkey bones have been boiled for hours for an excellent broth. Now what to do with the remains? The city has developed an app that will help you with all your holiday refuse. Waste Wise was developed in March 2016 and originally launched on the city’s website, but Renee Brownlee, manager of solid waste and administrative services, said when...

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...

Ontario PC plan for the environment will replace cap and trade, focus on recycling

Date December 11, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | News

The debate over cap and trade in Ontario is becoming a “he said, she said” kind of affair. Ted Arnott, MPP for Wellington-Halton Hills and PC Caucus Critic to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, announced his party’s “People’s Guarantee” on the environment on recently at Queen’s Park. In it, Arnott vowed the Conservatives will replace the current Liberal cap and trade program with a carbon pricing system more similar to what the federal Liberal government is...


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