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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...

New regulations filed for used tires in Ontario

Date April 12, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News

On April 9, 2018 the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change filed Regulation 225/18, which governs the system in which used tires are managed. It was published to e-Laws on April 10 and is now in full effect.    It is the first regulation put forth under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, with the Waste-Free Ontario Act having specific provisions as it relates to the management of tires.   Highlights of the new regulation   The minimum amount of...

China's Environmental Measures Affecting Trade

Date March 15, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News

Webinar Presentation July 2017: The world's largest importer and recycler of scrap metals, plastic, and paper, notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that starting Dec. 31, 2017 it will prohibit the import of a wide range of materials. November 2017: China notified the WTO that as of March 1, 2018 there will be revised standards for the import of certain materials, including new limits for carried waste of allowable contaminants in shipments of materials.   To offer...

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change directs Ontario Electronic Stewardship to cease operations by June 30, 2020

Date February 14, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

On Feb. 8, 2018 the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change informed the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority and Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) that pursuant to the Waste Diversion Transition Act the diversion program for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is to begin winding up its operations.    In doing so, OES must devise and submit a plan to the Authority by Dec. 31, 2018 that is consistent with a series of principles: transparent...

Report on PBDEs in the Great Lakes by IJC's Water Quality Board

Date January 26, 2018 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News

New standards, public education, and extended producer responsibility programs are key to protecting Great Lakes from PBDEs and other flame-retardant chemicals, according to IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board In its second report on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes, the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) recommends several actions the Governments of Canada and the United States should take to address challenges in seeking...


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