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Food and Organic Waste Framework Revealed

Date April 30, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

  The Government of Ontario has released the Food and Organic Waste Framework, which takes a systems approach to food and organic waste generation, management, and recovery; and recognizes that all stages of supply and production have a role to play in moving the province toward a circular economy. It is divided into two components: Part A: Food and Organic Waste Action Plan: strategic commitments to be taken by the province to address food and organic waste, which includes four...

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Date April 30, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

What if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. In the U.S., that’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion tons – of food annually. Yet at the same time, 800 million people around the globe are starving. It’s a problem – but one with no shortage of solutions. Wasted! The Story of...

Mercury, Lamps, Recycling, and Retrofits

Date April 24, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

Health care facilities have significant impacts on the communities they serve in the three key pillars of sustainability: environment, economic, and health.  Forward-thinking organizations embrace sustainability as a way to improve the environment of care while lowering operating costs. These measures, especially those that are designed to improve energy, water, and waste management, have direct return on investment.  Greater efficiency and cost savings are then applied to the most...

Recycling Council of Ontario to trial a unique co-operative model to decrease food waste in the commercial sector

Date April 19, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Media Releases | News

Co-operatives are structured to meet the common needs of its members. A food co-op, for example, may offer local and organic produce, partner with local suppliers, and make it more accessible and affordable for members to buy groceries. Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), with support through a $273,700 USD grant from the Walmart Foundation, aims to apply the co-op model with a slightly different approach: saving food instead of selling food. Food waste is the single largest waste stream...

Municipal Hazardous/Special Waste Program Wind-Up

Date April 16, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program Wind-Up  On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued direction to Stewardship Ontario (SO) to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program by Dec. 31, 2020. This will lead to materials collected under the program to individual producer responsibility under the Resource Recovery and Circular...


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