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Hansard: Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act, 2017

Date November 24, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

Bill 173, An Act respecting the sale of single-use beverage pods / Projet de loi 173, Loi sur la vente de capsules de boisson à usage unique. The Deputy Speaker (Ms. Soo Wong): Pursuant to standing order 98, the member has 12 minutes for his presentation. Mr. Norm Miller: I am pleased to rise in the House today to debate Bill 173, the Reducing Waste One Pod at a Time Act. If passed, my private member’s bill would require all single-use coffee pods sold in Ontario to be certified...

Thunder Bay based campaign encourages residents to stop drinking their beverages through plastic straws

Date November 21, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

Stop sucking drinks through straws.  That's what some Thunder Bay bars and restaurants are encouraging their customers to do when at their businesses. As many as seven restaurants have signed up with Straws Suck Thunder Bay to vow to stop offering plastic drinking straws. "Just noticing it and just coming to the realization that these things are kind of a relic from a more wasteful time when it's more about convenience and not worrying about the consequences," said Stephen Slattery,  the...

87% of recycled street sweepings diverted from landfill

Date November 21, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

Re-using winter sand from city streets is extending the life of Barrie Landfill. Councillors heard Monday about a pilot program that diverts 87% of recycled street sweepings from the landfill, helping keep it open until 2035. “The extension of the life of our landfill is incredible,” Mayor Jeff Lehman said. “If you think of the fact that we were facing closure this year, and all of those innovations that have occurred, managing the landfill, have extended the life now almost 20...

RCO to provide feedback on Food and Organic Waste Framework

Date November 20, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Announcements | Industry News | News

The Government of Ontario has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework that aims to help the province build a circular economy and fight climate change in two components:   Part A: Proposed Food and Organic Waste Action Plan outlines strategic commitments to be taken by the province to address food and organic waste.   Part B: Proposed Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 provides direction...

Editorial: MPP's bill more than just about coffee pods

Date November 17, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

Gabe Paul, a longtime New York Yankees’ executive had a saying that was famous among baseball people: "You can't look at the hole in the doughnut. You've got to look at the whole doughnut.” What Paul was trying to convey with this maxim was that you can’t look at an issue that is just in front of you but you had to look at all the factors surrounding the problem. Take Norm Miller’s recent actions in the legislature. The Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP is pushing forward his private...


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