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'Food waste: An unappetizing, $27B problem'

Date January 14, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories RCO in the News

Toronto Star Food is so plentiful in Canada that even our garbage cans are full of it.We throw away 40 per cent of our edibles every year according to most recent estimates.If wasting food is shameful, then why aren’t we ashamed?Gallery of solutions to our problem with food wasteMany of us blithely toss the food that rots in our fridges, kitchen scraps and unwanted leftovers into the green bin and congratulate ourselves for sending our waste for composting and keeping it out of...

'Food waste: An unappetizing, $27B problem'

Date January 14, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories RCO in the News

Toronto Star Food is so plentiful in Canada that even our garbage cans are full of it.We throw away 40 per cent of our edibles every year according to most recent estimates.If wasting food is shameful, then why aren’t we ashamed?Gallery of solutions to our problem with food wasteMany of us blithely toss the food that rots in our fridges, kitchen scraps and unwanted leftovers into the green bin and congratulate ourselves for sending our waste for composting and keeping it out of...

'Policy Forum: Should Extended Producer Responsibility Programs Use Eco-Fee-Included Pricing?'

Date January 12, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

Canadian Tax Journal Policy Forum: Should Extended Producer Responsibility Programs Use Eco-Fee-Included Pricing? Duncan R.W. Bury A new article on extended producer responsibility and eco-fees by RCO-member Duncan Bury has been published in the Vol. 58, Iss. 4 of the Canadian Tax Journal. The article will be of interest to any who have been following the evolution of eco-fees and EPR in Ontario over the past year. From the Abstract: Extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs shift the...

'Policy Forum: Should Extended Producer Responsibility Programs Use Eco-Fee-Included Pricing?'

Date January 12, 2011 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

Canadian Tax Journal Policy Forum: Should Extended Producer Responsibility Programs Use Eco-Fee-Included Pricing? Duncan R.W. Bury A new article on extended producer responsibility and eco-fees by RCO-member Duncan Bury has been published in the Vol. 58, Iss. 4 of the Canadian Tax Journal. The article will be of interest to any who have been following the evolution of eco-fees and EPR in Ontario over the past year. From the Abstract: Extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs shift the...

StatsCan Releases 'Waste management industry: Business and government sectors, 2008' Report

Date December 22, 2010 Author Jason Smith Categories Industry News

  Waste management industry: Business and government sectors, 2008   Released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time in The Daily, Wednesday, December 22, 2010   The waste management industry in Canada handled just over 34 million metric tonnes of waste in 2008. This amount translates into approximately 1,031 kilograms of waste per Canadian. Of this total, the quantity of waste sent to public and private waste disposal facilities was 25.9 million metric tonnes, practically unchanged since 2006.   The...


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