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'Innovative Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Program Surpasses Two Million'

Date February 14, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Media Releases

TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Take back the Light (TBTL), the first mercury containing lamp stewardship program in Canada designed for the IC&I (Industrial, Commercial & Institutional) sector, has exceeded its first milestone—the capture and safe recycling of more than 2 million lamps—a full 6 months ahead of schedule. Take Back the Light launched in June 2008 with the original expectation that the program would recover and recycle 1 million lamps by 2011. Recycling Council of Ontario,...

'Innovative Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Program Surpasses Two Million'

Date February 14, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Media Releases

TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Take back the Light (TBTL), the first mercury containing lamp stewardship program in Canada designed for the IC&I (Industrial, Commercial & Institutional) sector, has exceeded its first milestone—the capture and safe recycling of more than 2 million lamps—a full 6 months ahead of schedule. Take Back the Light launched in June 2008 with the original expectation that the program would recover and recycle 1 million lamps by 2011. Recycling Council of Ontario,...

'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...

'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...

'Food waste: An unappetizing, $27B problem'

Date January 14, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories RCO in the News

Toronto Star Food is so plentiful in Canada that even our garbage cans are full of it.We throw away 40 per cent of our edibles every year according to most recent estimates.If wasting food is shameful, then why aren’t we ashamed?Gallery of solutions to our problem with food wasteMany of us blithely toss the food that rots in our fridges, kitchen scraps and unwanted leftovers into the green bin and congratulate ourselves for sending our waste for composting and keeping it out of...


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