Recycling of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) remains wildly popular. Recovery rates reached a record high of 92.9 percent in 2015, up from 54.5 percent in 1993, according to the organization Paper Recycles. more »

Sep 17, 2016 2:50 PM Features

SWR columnist Paul van der Werf is in Ottawa this week in support of NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau's food waste reduction private members bill. more »

Sep 13, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The pioneers of the zero waste movement were very clear in the mid-90s that “zero waste to landfill” was not the same thing as zero waste. more »

Sep 11, 2016 6:00 PM Features

Manufacturers and recyclers have started getting creative to ensure paper material still has an important role to play in an increasingly digital world. more »

Sep 10, 2016 8:15 AM Features

Yinka Ilori loves to tell a story, though his medium may be a little unorthodox. To weave his tales, he first heads to the streets, finding discarded furniture in dump sites, junk shops and even on the side of the road more »

Sep 8, 2016 4:00 PM Features

Members of the waste and recycling industry have had their ups and downs with mixed waste processing, but has it finally seen the end of its life? more »

Sep 6, 2016 8:13 PM Features

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