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Coffee pod recycling program would be win-win, says Sudbury organization

Date November 14, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News | RCO in the News

As the debate over what to do about coffee pods continues, a Sudbury-based organization for adults with developmental disabilities says it might have a creative solution to the problem. The Adult Enrichment Centre is looking to start a coffee pod recycling program to help manage the waste from the single-serve plastic cups, and give their clients meaningful employment. Joanne Bouchard, the director of the centre, says the program would be a win-win for everyone. "Every household, every...

CTV News Toronto: Veolia Recycling Centre Opens in Pickering

Date October 25, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News | RCO in the News

As we make the switch to LED bulbs we end up replacing the compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) - the curly ones we all bought a few years ago. CFLs are not supposed to be thrown in the garbage because they contain mercury. Today a new faclity opened in the GTA to recycle them.  Watch the clip at CTV News.  Related: Bill C-238 - National Strategy on Mercury-Containing Lamps - Becomes Law 

Veolia Opens State-of-the-Art Electronics Recycling Facility in Ontario

Date October 24, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Media Releases | News | RCO in the News

Pickering, Ontario: Veolia is expanding its electronics and lamp recycling capabilities in Canada with a new, 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art recycling facility located in Pickering, Ontario (Greater Toronto Area). While the plant’s primary purpose is to provide lamp-recycling services for customers across Ontario and other Canadian provinces, other electronics and mercury-bearing wastes can also be handled for customers out of this facility as appropriate. Veolia currently provides...

Disrupting the disrupters — Tesla faces the challenge of the mini-fluorescent

Date July 10, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News | RCO in the News

One of the bulbs in a pair of matching lights died last week and we were trying find a replacement. It was one of those coiled mini-fluorescents, and all the spares in the assorted-light-bulb box were too long and protruded from the fixture. But a trip to the local grocery store offered a surprise. Despite a wall of shelves our bulb was not there. In fact, as far as we could see there were no compact fluorescents available at all. Bright idea The occurrence offered a reminder about...

Les entreprises de l’Ontario, libres de ne pas recycler

Date June 13, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News | RCO in the News

Original story in French by Radio-Canada and English provided via Google Translate. While the environment plays an important role in public discourse in Ontario, only one quarter of all waste produced annually is recycled.Who is responsible? The non-residential sector, which accounts for 75% of non-recycled waste in the province. By Joel Ashak The non-residential sector includes businesses, shopping centres, industries and even public sector buildings such as hospitals. The...


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