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Eating in Ontario: The facts behind your food choices

Date September 8, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

What to eat? It's a seemingly harmless question Ontarians ask themselves every day, often fleetingly, or while on the go, not putting too much thought into what's going into their grocery carts, and subsequently, their bodies. Too often, Ontarians turn a blind eye to the food choices they make on a regular basis, in spite of the consequences those decisions have on the environment, as well as on their own personal health and welfare. Food industry experts have input on the environmental and...

Canada Fibers acquires HGC Management

Date September 4, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | Member News | News

Toronto-headquartered Canada Fibers Ltd. (CFL), a leading provider of material recovery and recycling services, has announced its plan to acquire the issued and outstanding common shares of HGC Management Inc. (HGC), Brantford, Ontario. CFL says HGC’s goal of helping municipal and commercial customers efficiently and sustainably divert valuable materials from landfill aligns with its own. The company says it expects to complete the transaction within 60 days. HGC operates seven material...

You going to eat that? Ottawa group gets grant to combat food waste

Date August 29, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories News

If your banana is a bit brown or your lettuce is a little limp, an Ottawa organization wants you to think twice before you throw out your food. Foodsharing Ottawa works with residents, grocery stores and other food sellers to promote sharing food that's still edible to prevent it from going to waste.  "If you consider that almost half of all the food production gets wasted at some point in the food production cycle, then I think we need to do something about it," said founder Carolin...

Blue Box Program Plan Update

Date August 16, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | News

On July 7, 2017, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, City of Toronto, Regional Public Works Commissioners of Ontario, Municipal Waste Association, and Stewardship Ontario (SO) submitted a joint letter (PDF) to advise the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) of an accord they had reached on the future of the Blue Box Program Plan (BBPP).    In response to the joint request on Aug. 14, 2017, Hon. Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, issued...

Ontario looking at banning food waste in garbage

Date August 15, 2017 Author Lucy Robinson Categories Industry News | News

In five years time Ontarians may be putting out a whole lot less garbage at the curb. A position paper from the province released this spring on how to reduce greenhouse gases calls for the possibility of banning food waste from landfills. A number of municipalities have already implemented green bin programs or other initiatives to divert organic waste, but London hasn’t been able to get one on the books. “Food waste represents about a third to 40 percent by weight of the material...


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