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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: , , , |

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: , , |

Food industry in Peel contribute to the more than 1 million tonnes of food waste

From the Mississauga News Each year, the food service industry manages to get about 400,000 tonnes of still edible food that would otherwise end up in the garbage on the plates of hungry Ontario residents having trouble making ends meet. But the amount donated is still less than half of the 1.1 million tonnes of food waste annually created by the industrial, commercial, and institutional (IC&I) sector, according to the [...]

27 December 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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