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Zero Waste Community Event Toolkit Project

RCO was commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to examine waste reduction opportunities at Ontario’s community events. The main objective is the development of a “toolkit” that event organizers and municipal hosts will be able use to identify ways to avoid generating waste and to expand upon the materials that are collected for recycling.

RCO will work with event organizers from across the province to apply the 3R’s principles to improve all components of event planning and execution – including methodology on sourcing/contracting “green vendors”, the best markets available for recycling materials, best practices communications, sample “green” agreements with event sponsors and supporters, etc. Currently, thirty two Ontario events have been chosen as official test sites for this project.

The second phase of the project will be a Zero Waste Community Event Certification Program that recognizes event planners and municipalities who achieve significant levels of waste reduction.





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