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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

Events List

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...
Jun 08 2017
RCO Knowledge Sessions  Accelerating Circular Economic Behaviour and Waste Reduction in...
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Innovative Campaign to Drive Textiles Reuse and...
March 14, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson Since 1978 Recycling Council of Ontario’s commitment to the 3Rs has...
Implementing the Waste-Free Ontario Act Recap
March 6, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
Knowledge Sessions : Advancing the Circular Economy Implementing the Waste-Free Ontario Act...
Government of Ontario Finalizes Strategy for a...
March 1, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 requires the Minister of the Environment and...

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