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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...

Recycling Council of Ontario's Top Tips for a Waste-Free Holiday Season

Date December 15, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

Winter is upon us once again and that brings the festive season. With the holiday spirit abound our consumption habits also increases. In that spirit, here are some suggestions that we present to you to keep holiday waste a minimum this season.   Give experiences instead of things and make new memories The holidays are about spending time with the people who matter. Instead of a trinket, knick-knack, or sweater, think of an experience to enjoy together: tickets to theatre, sports, or music...

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...

Toronto targeting recycling contamination with bin inspections

Date December 12, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Member News | News

The City of Toronto says it’s lifting the lids on residents’ recycling bins in order to help curb a pricey problem. Roughly 26 per cent of what gets put in recycling bins is actually garbage, and the city says it’s costing millions of dollars. “For every percentage point we can reduce that, the city will save between $600,000 and $1 million a year,” said Jim McKay, general manager for Toronto’s Solid Waste Management Services Division. Bin inspections have been happening for...

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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