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How one Canadian food court eliminated 117 bags of garbage a day

The food court at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto used to generate 120 bags of garbage a day. Now it produces just three — despite the fact that it serves noodles, fried chicken, burgers and other fast foods to 24,000 customers a day. "It actually just goes to show the type of waste that is here in the food collection or after you finish your meal — how much of that [...]

10 August 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Beyond straw ban

From CHCH While companies like Starbucks and A&W look at ways to rid the world of plastic straws, some businesses are looking at other ways to limit the use of plastic. Since plastic was introduced in the 1950’s more than 8.3 billion tons has been produced. 91% of plastic waste isn’t recycled. And nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. Some of it like this old [...]

6 August 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Oshawa businesses taking action to reduce food waste and rescue edible food

July 30, 2018 (Toronto, ON): Food waste is the single largest waste stream lost to disposal and the leading cause of methane emissions from landfills. Ontario municipalities generate 55 per cent of food and organic waste annually with a recovery rate of close to 50 per cent. Comparatively, the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) sector generates 45 per cent of food and organic waste with a recovery rate of just [...]

30 July 2018|Categories: Announcements, Media Release, News|Tags: , , , |

Windsor food wastes to be banned from regular trash, starting in 2022

Scraping kitchen wastes — everything from fruit and vegetable peelings to all the other food refuse that turns stinky and slimy — into the regular trash will be forbidden in the City of Windsor starting in 2022. “All the stuff that makes your garbage soupy, that’s the stuff we’re going to mandate to separate out,” environmental services manager Anne-Marie Albidone said of the landfill ban on food and other organic [...]

30 July 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Plastic pollution affecting the Great Lakes

Chelsea Rochman, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto, has been researching plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. From the University of Toronto: Most plastics end up in the Great Lakes from storm water runoff through rivers or streams, from wastewater treatment plants, or litter blown directly into the lakes. She says some other sources include agricultural runoff and maritime debris like fishing gear. Rochman’s [...]

23 July 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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