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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: , , |

Top Tips for a Waste-Free Holiday Season

As winter approaches so does the festive season. With holiday spirit abound our consumption habits also increases. In the spirt of sharing and gift giving we present to you some suggestions to help keep waste to a minimum this holiday season. Give experiences instead of things and make new memories The holidays are about spending time with the people who matter. Instead of a trinket, knick-knack, or sweater, think of [...]

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

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 December 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 November 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 November 2018|Categories: Member News|Tags: , |

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