The idea of zero waste communities operating closed-loop systems that emulate a circular economy is currently a popular movement across the globe. more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Ontario Waste Management Association’s Board of Directors announced today that after a rigorous selection process, it has appointed Gord White to serve as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. more

Nov 25, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Starbucks might be on to something, at least when their baristas spell people’s names right. That’s one of the conclusions made by a joint study put on by University of Alberta and researchers out of Boston University. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Canadian provinces, like their state counterparts, have experienced stagnant recycling rates for a decade. In response, provincial governments are exploring ways to jump start a new era of material recovery and waste diversion. more

Nov 19, 2016 12:00 AM Features

A staggering amount of food is wasted every day by steps in production, or by spoiling at home after it’s been bought. This amounts to about $31 billion per year in Canada and has knock-on effects like increasing methane produced in landfills. more

Nov 18, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Are your customers ready to feed their dogs and cats a cricket-protein-based food that incorporates fresh and healthful but “ugly” foods otherwise headed for the landfill? more

Nov 17, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The 7th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference (CWRC) was, again, an incredible success. Waste management professionals from across Canada gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga on Nov. 9 and 10. more

Nov 14, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Until recently, little work has gone into the other end of a product's life: why and when we recycle. How come some of us do it and some of us don't, and how come sometimes we forget or pretend it doesn't matter, even when we know we should? more

Nov 11, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Plastic littering the streets of Kariobangi is an eyesore for many residents. But for Aghan Oscar it spells opportunity. more

Nov 6, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Karen Glass, founder of ZerOwaste, is pleased to announce the launch of her new clothing line that transforms fabrics from textile waste to conscious luxury fashion. more

Nov 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. more

Oct 29, 2016 12:00 AM Features

A Canadian environmental solutions firm operating a slag recycling plant in California is using industrial atomized mist technology to contain fugitive dust emissions and control runoff to satisfy strict state air quality regulations. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Abbotsford’s NetZero Waste compost facility is bringing environmental stewardship, education, and industry progress full circle with compost facilities, sales, and educational programs. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Compost Council of Canada held its 26th Annual Organics Recycling Conference in Niagara Falls this September, bringing industry stakeholders together to address both opportunities and barriers to composting across the value chain. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

With over five warehouses in the US and a solid customer base in North America, Damon Carson is supporting the circular economy, while paying the bills. The possibilities are endless when materials are brought back to life with repurposing outfits. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The waste and recycling depot is a fixture of Canadian waste management, used for both non-hazardous and hazardous waste streams. They continue to evolve, from a few bins scattered around a muddy yard, to more organized, above grade, built facilities more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The City of Toronto is supporting clean tech companies and green startups with a new program that makes City resources and infrastructure available for product testing and pilots. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Rising consumption fuelled by a growing middle class has seen the amount of primary materials extracted from the Earth triple in the last 4 decades, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme-hosted International Resource Panel more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Splosh makes eco-friendly household cleaners and has thought of every facet to minimize waste production along the way. Once you are set up with your first cleaning kit – first order includes the bottles – you order your refills via a website. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Renewable Natural Gas is upgraded biogas sourced from agricultural bi-products, residential and commercial source separated organic materials, wastewater, and landfills. Currently the industry is in its infancy with one RNG project in Ontario. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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