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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

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

The Government of Ontario invited comment on a proposed strategy that will serve as a roadmap to shift Ontario toward a circular economy and zero-waste future. Read RCO's response. 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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Stats

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 01 2017
Join your colleagues from across the environment and cleantech sector for an afternoon of fun...
Mar 02 2017
RCO Knowledge Sesssions Implementing the Waste-Free Ontario Act Supporting the Introduction...
May 04 2017
RCO Knowledge Sessions Procurement: Advancing the Circular Economy through Buying...
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Grassroots initiative aims to tackle Guelph’s...
February 2, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
An untold amount of food is wasted by local grocery stores and restaurants every day. Meanwhile,...
Proposed Transitional Operating Agreement...
January 11, 2017
By: Jason Smith
The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act overhauled Waste Diversion Ontario to become the...
Proposed Transitional Operating Agreement...
January 11, 2017
By: Jason Smith
The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act overhauled Waste Diversion Ontario to become the...

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