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Bill C-238 Receives Royal Assent and is now federal law

The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act calls on Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change to work with provinces, territories, and all interested and appropriate governments, persons, and organizations to develop a robust national strategy for the safe and environmentally sound management of mercury-containing lamps. 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

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

Innovative Campaign to Drive Textiles Reuse and Recycling

RCO's mandate requires us to continually identify opportunities to expand and improve resources that address disposal, and we're pleased to share results of an exciting new campaign that engages and empowers action on waste reduction and recycling.  More


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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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Sept 27 2017
The biennial Conference on Canadian Stewardship takes place in 2017, and the theme...
Oct 12 2017
RCO Knowledge Sessions Procurement: Advancing the Circular Economy through Buying...
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Canadians will soon have a law on how to...
June 26, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
Canadians will soon have guidance from the federal government on how to dispose of...
National strategy on mercury-containing lamps...
June 26, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher gives an update on Bill C-238. More from Global News
National Strategy to Address Disposal of...
June 26, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
(Toronto, June 26, 2017) Bill C-238, a private member’s bill that sets a national strategy for...

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