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Knowledge Sessions 2017: Advancing the Circular Economy

RCO hosts a new trio of Knowledge Sessions to educate and empower members, interested stakeholders, and the public to better understand, support, and accelerate the transition from a linear model of take-make-dispose to a circular economy. More

Waste-Free Ontario Act now in effect

On Wednesday, Nov. 30 the majority of Waste-Free Ontario Act - Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act and Waste Diversion Transition Act - officially came into force via proclamation by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. More

Initiative to improve waste reduction and recycling in the commercial sector

RCO has convened a Leadership Advisory Committee with leading organizations that manage more than 2.5 billion square feet of real estate worldwide and millions of tonnes of materials in Canada to encourage change and share best practices.  More

Where to recycle compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)

To have residential CFLs recycled responsibly, take spent lights to your municipal waste depot or hazardous waste drop-off event. Retailers that may accept burned out CFLs include RONA and Ikea. Businesses can contact Take Back The LightMore


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Yearly Diversion:

8.4 million tonnes - Total materials diverted (Canada)

2.8 million tonnes - Total amount diverted (Ontario)

Yearly Disposal:

25 million tonnes - Total non-hazardous waste disposed of (Canada)

9 million tonnes - Total non-hazardous waste disposed of (Ontario)

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Source: Statistics Canada

Events List

Mar 02 2017
RCO Knowledge Sesssions Implementing the Waste-Free Ontario Act Supporting an Effective...
May 04 2017
RCO Knowledge Sessions Procurement: Advancing the Circular Economy through Buying...
Jun 05 2017
Presenting world's best circular economy solutions The ground-breaking event of the year gathers...
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Proposed Transitional Operating Agreement...
Jan 11, 2017
The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act overhauled Waste Diversion Ontario to become the...
Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario
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Proposed Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario...
We Finally Know the Immense Weight of...
Dec 5, 2016
It should be obvious to everyone at this point that humans are having an enormous impact on the...

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