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Ontario MPP wants to bring ‘Right to Repair’ movement to Canada

Ontario Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Michael Coteau sat in his constituency office in Don Valley East, Toronto with a frustrated look on his face. He was looking at a badly damaged Samsung S8, which was on the table in front of him. “My daughter dropped my phone, the phone in front of you right now, that I am no longer using as a phone. It sits in a cradle [...]

21 February 2019|Categories: News, Policy|Tags: , , , |

RCO Policy Response: Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

Policy Response Submitted Jan. 28, 2019 On Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 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 [...]

29 January 2019|Categories: Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Walmart Canada Makes Milestone Commitment to Plastic Waste Reduction

MISSISSAUGA, January 23, 2019 - Walmart Canada today announced the Walmart Canada Charter on Plastics, a milestone commitment to reduce plastic waste across its operations. The announcement builds on Walmart Inc.’s 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025. “Reducing unnecessary plastic waste and increasing plastic recycling are key priorities for Walmart – and for our customers,” said Lee Tappenden, president and CEO, Walmart Canada. [...]

The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste

  Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada – amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes – is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 percent – equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food – is avoidable and is edible food that could be redirected to support people in our communities. The total financial value of this potentially rescuable lost and wasted food is a staggering $49.46 billion.  

17 January 2019|Categories: Announcements|Tags: , , |

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