RCO designs and runs short-term projects in response to member and market needs. A project may occasionally be expanded into regular programming. Otherwise, project research and final reports, and other tools are made available to stakeholders as a means to promote best practices across all sectors.
IC&I Waste Reduction Pilot Project
Recycling Council of Ontario, Club Coffee, and Loblaw have initiated an innovative project with large facilities that have high consumption of coffee to evaluate the feasibility and success of separating and compostable single-use coffee pods.
Waste Reduction Initative
Walmart Canada and Recycling Council of Ontario are partnering to develop new innovative waste reduction initiatives that will divert and find new markets for recovered materials as part of a multi-year agreement to reduce in-store and customer waste.
Standardized Reporting Requirements for Single-Use Batteries
RCO and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group are working to develop a common definition for battery recycling; and establish a methodology to calculate recycling efficiency rate (RER) of battery recycling.
National Solid Waste Benchmarking Study
This study is designed for organizations that own or manage buildings in Canada, and aims to collect data and inform office and retail businesses about their waste diversion and reduction performance.
This pilot, funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, will examine opportunities for municipalities to leverage CRD waste planning and diversion through their permitting processes.
Zero Waste Community Event Toolkit Project
This toolkit is being designed to provide event organizers (and host municipalities) with information and resources to minimize the amount of waste generated at community events.