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Proposed amendments to Ethanol in Gasoline regulation

Date February 3, 2016 Author Jason Smith Categories Industry News

Ethanol in Gasoline regulation mandates that gasoline placed in the Ontario market contain an annual average of at least 5 per cent ethanol content by volume. In recognition of its broad environmental benefits, volumes of fuels meeting the definition of cellulosic ethanol are multiplied by 2.5 when determining compliance. The proposed amendments would allow municipal solid waste to qualify for the cellulosic ethanol multiplier in proportion to the demonstrated bio-based content of...

Regional consultations on the proposed Waste-Free Ontario framework

Date December 18, 2015 Author Jason Smith Categories Industry News

On Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 the Government of Ontario introduced a new waste reduction and resource recovery strategy that could put the province at the forefront of environmental protection and resource conservation. This announcement is long overdue and critical to improving Ontario's environment and economy. If passed, Bill 151, the proposed Waste-Free Ontario Act will enact the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act and the Waste Diversion Transition Act. The proposed legislation is...

Liberals to phase out eco fees in Ontario

Date November 26, 2015 Author Jason Smith Categories Industry News

Queen’s Park is phasing out eco-fees on consumer electronics and other products and radically revamping waste diversion programs to force manufacturers to package less. Queen’s Park is phasing out eco fees on consumer electronics and other products and radically revamping waste diversion programs to force manufacturers to package less, the Star has learned. Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray is to introduce sweeping new legislation Thursday that will ultimately eliminate...

Ontario ENGOs unite to encourage new legislation

Date July 27, 2015 Author Jason Smith Categories Industry News

Correspondence to Premier of Ontario urges action on legislation RCO, along with eight other environmental and health organizations, sent a joint letter to the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario to urge the Government of Ontario to move forward on tabling new waste reduction and resource recovery policy for the province. Ontario's waste reduction/diversion performance has remained at 25 per cent for more than a decade, while valuable resources continue to be disposed of and methane from...

Premier delivers mandates to Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Date September 29, 2014 Author Jason Smith Categories Industry News

As part its initiative to improve transparency, the Government of Ontario publicly released mandate letters from Premier Kathleen Wynne to each of her cabinet ministers. Addressing the Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Premier Wynne outlined a series of priorities his ministry must undertake.Specific to increasing waste diversion: Developing and implementing improved approaches to waste diversion. Your ministry will do so by building on the release of...


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