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Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World's Deepest Ocean Trench

Date May 16, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

The Mariana Trench—the deepest point in the ocean—extends nearly 36,000 feet down in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. But if you thought the trench could escape the global onslaught of plastics pollution, you would be wrong. A recent study revealed that a plastic bag, like the kind given away at grocery stores, is now the deepest known piece of plastic trash, found at a depth of 36,000 feet inside the Mariana Trench. Scientists found it by looking through the Deep-Sea Debris...

Food and Organic Waste Framework Revealed

Date April 30, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

  The Government of Ontario has released the Food and Organic Waste Framework, which takes a systems approach to food and organic waste generation, management, and recovery; and recognizes that all stages of supply and production have a role to play in moving the province toward a circular economy. It is divided into two components: Part A: Food and Organic Waste Action Plan: strategic commitments to be taken by the province to address food and organic waste, which includes four...

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Date April 30, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

What if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. In the U.S., that’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion tons – of food annually. Yet at the same time, 800 million people around the globe are starving. It’s a problem – but one with no shortage of solutions. Wasted! The Story of...

Mercury, Lamps, Recycling, and Retrofits

Date April 24, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

Health care facilities have significant impacts on the communities they serve in the three key pillars of sustainability: environment, economic, and health.  Forward-thinking organizations embrace sustainability as a way to improve the environment of care while lowering operating costs. These measures, especially those that are designed to improve energy, water, and waste management, have direct return on investment.  Greater efficiency and cost savings are then applied to the most...

Grounds for a brouhaha?

Date April 23, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | News | RCO in the News

Keurig, Toronto spar over whether coffee pods belong in blue bin Keurig Canada wants to tell every Torontonian they can put Keurig coffee “pods” in blue bins with paper, empty jars and other city-approved recyclables. The City of Toronto wants every Torontonian to absolutely not do that and has told Keurig so. The java giant is nonetheless unleashing a public education campaign with advertising, social media and grocery store demonstrations on how Canadians can blue-bin the wee...

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