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Request for Proposals: An Action Plan to Achieve Zero Plastic Waste

Closing Date/Time: December 20, 2018: noon CST The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is developing a zero plastic waste action plan in partnership with organizations which have an interest and expertise on the topic. The action plan is the next step in the Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste (PDF) approved November 2018. The Waste Reduction and Recovery Committee will be engaging with and seeking advice from federal, [...]

10 Dec 2018|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , |

Ontario Government Proposes Plan to Protect the Environment

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Ontario Minister of Environment, the Hon. Rod Phillips released Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. The 53-page document will guide development of new environmental policies in Ontario. The plan contains proposed solutions to protect Ontario's air, land and water, and reduce litter and waste while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and helping communities protect themselves from climate change. Recycling Council [...]

30 Nov 2018|Categories: News, Policy|

Applications Open for Toronto’s Circular Economy Working Group

The City of Toronto's Solid Waste Management Services Division is excited to announce that it has opened the application process to become a member of the new Circular Economy Working Group (CEWG). Establishing the CEWG as a source of community feedback and insight to help move Toronto towards becoming a circular city is a City Council adopted recommendation included in the Long Term Waste Management Strategy. We are looking forward [...]

26 Nov 2018|Categories: Member News|Tags: , |

Governments push forward on a Canada-wide zero-plastic-waste strategy

OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Plastic pollution is a major global challenge for the health of our oceans, lakes, and rivers. That's why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched the international Ocean Plastics Charter, in June, and has made ocean health and plastic pollution a priority for Canada's 2018 G7 presidency. If we don't act now, plastics in our oceans could weigh more than fish by 2050. With thousands of communities, jobs, [...]

23 Nov 2018|Categories: Media Release|Tags: , , , , |

Veolia Pickering Facility Recycles Nearly 4 Million Lamps in Its 1st Year

PICKERING, ONTARIO - NOVEMBER 16 2018 -- This month, Veolia North America’s Ontario lamp recycling facility is celebrating the completion of its first year in operation. The state-of-the-art facility processed 3,750,000 mercury-containing lamps since opening, equivalent to 545,000 kilograms. While the plant’s primary purpose is to provide lamp-recycling services for customers across Ontario and other Canadian provinces, various electronics and mercury-bearing wastes can also be handled for customers as appropriate. [...]

16 Nov 2018|Categories: Media Release, Member News|Tags: , , , , |

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