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Recycled content is central to the “Circular Economy” approach that Ontario and some other provinces say they want to adopt. more

Dec 15, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

The reported recovery rate of Ontario’s residential Blue Box system has fallen to its lowest level since 2005. more

Nov 15, 2017 3:35 PM Columns

The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is in the process of considering what it calls specific material “management” targets for Ontario Blue Box recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum. more

Nov 5, 2017 9:00 AM Columns

And who can blame them? For years, the world has been shipping all sorts of waste to China for it to be sorted, made into new products, and shipped back to us. more

Sep 8, 2017 1:09 PM Columns

John Mullinder

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When Ontario released the final version of its waste strategy six months ago, dealing with the future financing of the province’s popular Blue Box program was at the backend of the queue. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:12 AM Columns