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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...

Food waste and food insecurity in Canada

Date October 23, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | News

As people recognize the magnitude of food waste and its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, interest in finding ways to reduce food waste, globally and in Canada, is escalating. A private member’s Bill (it was defeated) was introduced in February 2016 to support the development of a national strategy to reduce food waste in Canada, and the National Zero Waste Council continues to take leadership in advocating for the reduction of food waste and Canada’s carbon...

Organic waste recycling business to open next year

Date October 20, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

Work continues on the infrastructure for a new waste diversion facility, the first of its kind in northwestern Ontario, which will initially process up to 30,000 tons of organic waste a year. Eco Depot Waste Diversion is building a Category A composting operation at a site on the Twin City Crossroads in Oliver-Paipoonge. It will accept a wide variety of material from multiple waste streams including residential, commercial, institutional and industrial:  food waste, plant matter, brewery...

Can Cities Master Their Garbage With Better Design?

Date October 19, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

New York City is an island of imported goods. The city’s main export, though, is trash. The city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) heaves more than 12,000 tons of waste each day; private haulers are conscripted to lug some festering freight, too. Though some organics or recyclables are diverted, most of the debris ends up offloaded in landfills hundreds of miles away. But before garbage is carted off, it’s a quality-of-life issue on the ground. With bags heaped high, curbs and...

Top 10 Take-Action Tips for Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Date October 11, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Media Releases | News

Canadians generate a lot of waste. On average, every Canadian will generate 720 kg (1,587 lbs.) of waste that goes to landfill, which is equal weight to a full grown female giraffe. In the spirit of Waste Reduction Week in Canada here are ten easy take-action tips that will reduce our reliance on landfills and help you adopt more environmentally conscious choices. 1. Buy what you need, eat what you buy, compost the restA big refrigerator holds a lot of food, so think twice about how much you...

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