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Overhauling EPR laws in Ontario

Date August 1, 2013 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

Overhauling extended producer responsibility laws in Ontario New Waste Reduction Act golden opportunity to implement and achieve core EPR principles "The WRA can draw upon the innovation of industry and leverage from public and private expertise. It can transform recycling into a commodities-based system that drives environmental outcomes." RCO executive director, Jo-Anne St. Godard, presents her view of upcoming legislative changes in an article in the July/August edition of Recycling...

Overhauling EPR laws in Ontario

Date August 1, 2013 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

Overhauling extended producer responsibility laws in Ontario New Waste Reduction Act golden opportunity to implement and achieve core EPR principles "The WRA can draw upon the innovation of industry and leverage from public and private expertise. It can transform recycling into a commodities-based system that drives environmental outcomes." RCO executive director, Jo-Anne St. Godard, presents her view of upcoming legislative changes in an article in the July/August edition of Recycling...

Ontario Needs to Scrap its Waste Diversion Act

Date April 24, 2013 Author Jason Smith Categories Media Releases

(Queen’s Park, April 24, 2013) At a joint media conference at the Ontario Legislature, Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) called for new legislation that drives and achieves greater waste diversion. Prior to a new round of eco fees that are scheduled for May 1, 2013, the two organizations declared the current framework for producer responsibility in Ontario is fundamentally flawed and no longer workable. The current Waste Diversion Act (WDA)...

Ontario Needs to Scrap its Waste Diversion Act

Date April 24, 2013 Author Jason Smith Categories Media Releases

(Queen’s Park, April 24, 2013) At a joint media conference at the Ontario Legislature, Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) called for new legislation that drives and achieves greater waste diversion. Prior to a new round of eco fees that are scheduled for May 1, 2013, the two organizations declared the current framework for producer responsibility in Ontario is fundamentally flawed and no longer workable. The current Waste Diversion Act (WDA)...

Innovative Waste Reduction Certification Program to Recognize Environmental Excellence for Ontario Businesses

Date April 22, 2013 Author Jason Smith Categories Media Releases

Toronto, April 22, 2013 – Recycling Council of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment are pleased to announce the province-wide unveiling of 3RCertified, a voluntary program for the Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (IC&I) sector that recognizes organizations that take a leadership position in waste reduction and diversion.  “3RCertified is a unique program that is the first of its kind in Canada for measuring, reporting and improving waste reduction and recycling...


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