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Reduce, reuse, recycle … rescue?

From the Uxbridge Times Journal: With a little here and a little there, Durham businesses are working to reduce waste and feed the hungry with new food rescue partnerships. The idea of food rescue, or keeping edible food out of the waste stream and getting it to the people who need it, has been gaining traction in recent years. “This way the food, which is still very much good food, [...]

12 October 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Waterloo expands dog waste recycling program

From the Waterloo Record: The poop power craze is here to stay as Waterloo expands its dog waste recycling program to four more parks. After more than a year, the pilot project in three city parks has diverted nearly eight tonnes of dog waste from the landfill and transformed it into energy and fertilizer. "We wanted to see if it would work in all four seasons," said Rhonda Fetterly, parks [...]

9 October 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Circular Procurement Pays Dividends

Contributed article that appears in Media Planet: Despite Canada’s efforts in building a better circular economy, it could learn from other countries to build a more sustainable tomorrow Canada’s circular economy is generally expressed as waste minimization through improvements to recycling or product design. However, its principles are based on broader concepts that deliver simultaneous benefits: preserve natural capital, manage cost, improve competitiveness, bolster local economies, and reduce waste [...]

26 September 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Major business, NGO leaders call for Canada to go waste-free

HALIFAX, September 20, 2018 – A national not for profit coalition including corporate and NGO leaders, think tanks, and sustainability experts has announced its goal to eliminate waste and accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions from the Canadian economy. Launched as G7 ministers gather in Halifax to tackle plastics fouling the world’s waters, the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition (CELC) will work together to eliminate consumer and business waste while generating [...]

20 September 2018|Categories: Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , |

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