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Innovative Campaign to Drive Textiles Reuse and Recycling

Date March 14, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | News

www.GiveAShirtCanada.com Since 1978 Recycling Council of Ontario’s commitment to the 3Rs has driven our actions, and is the bedrock of our efforts to facilitate the efficient use of resources to transition the economy from a linear to circular model where post-consumed materials are integrated back into use and production cycles.We also have a long history of designing and executing high-profile educational and awareness campaigns that engages and empowers action on waste reduction and...

Implementing the Waste-Free Ontario Act Recap

Date March 6, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

Knowledge Sessions : Advancing the Circular Economy Implementing the Waste-Free Ontario Act Supporting the Introduction of Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority March 2, 2017 As producer responsibility evolved in Ontario it became clear that a neutral agency with capacity to deliver oversight and enforcement of its programs was necessary to improve performance and accountability. It was also recognized that data deficiencies prevent policy advancements within and outside of producer...

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

Date March 1, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | News

The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 requires the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to develop and maintain Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy to support the provincial interest in having a system of resource recovery and waste reduction. After a extensive consultations and requests for feedback the Government of Ontario has now finalized Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy, which outlines the...

Styrofoam recycling to end in Owen Sound

Date February 28, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

There will soon be no other option in Owen Sound for getting rid of Styrofoam except to throw it in the trash. The city is being forced to end its recycling program for expanded polystyrene foam – including foam packaging and packing peanuts, meat trays and foam clam-shell takeout containers and cups – due to a lack of demand for the post-consumer products. “The Styrofoam itself will have to go in the garbage and it will feel wrong at first. But it's such a marginal material that we...

Grassroots initiative aims to tackle Guelph’s food waste problem

Date February 2, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

An untold amount of food is wasted by local grocery stores and restaurants every day. Meanwhile, community food pantries and food banks continue to put out the call for donations in order to meet the ever-present demand for food for people in need. It is this situation that prompted Laurie Garbutt to start a petition asking city council to create a committee that would work on a food waste bylaw. While she’s not sure how much food is being wasted locally, she knows there are stores that...


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