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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: Procurement: Advancing the Circular Economy Through Buying Power

RCO is committed to Ontario’s transition to a circular economy, and is pleased to host a one-day forum on Oct. 12, 2017 that spotlights supply chain efficiency, procurement, and buying power as pivotal instruments to achieving it. 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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Blue Box Program Plan Update
August 16, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
On July 7, 2017, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, City of Toronto, Regional Public...
Ontario looking at banning food waste in garbage
August 15, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
In five years time Ontarians may be putting out a whole lot less garbage at the curb. A position...
Keurig cleans up with 'recyclable' coffee pods...
August 10, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. has taken North America by storm with its fabulously convenient coffee...

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