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Knowledge Sessions 2017: Advancing the Circular Economy

RCO is hosting a 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

Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy

The Government of Ontario has finalized its plan to fight climate change by reducing landfilled materials that could otherwise be reused, recycled, composted and reintegrated into the economy. More

Innovative Campaign to Drive Textiles Reuse and Recycling

Our mandate requires us to continually identify opportunities to expand and improve resources that address disposal, and we're pleased to launch a new campaign that engages and empowers action on waste reduction and recycling.  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

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Jun 05 2017
Presenting world's best circular economy solutions The ground-breaking event of the year gathers...
Jun 08 2017
RCO Knowledge Sessions  Accelerating Circular Economic Behaviour and Waste Reduction in...
Oct 12 2017
RCO Knowledge Sessions Procurement: Advancing the Circular Economy through Buying...
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Doing your part for the planet
April 24, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
Students from Thomas L. Kennedy Secondary School discuss their participation in the #IGiveAShirt...
George Brown launches sustainable fashion...
April 23, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
As bad press continues to plague mainstream fashion and more brands come home to avoid overseas...
City of Ottawa earned $10M from your paper,...
April 19, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
The City of Ottawa made nearly $10 million from selling what it collected from blue and black...

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