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Recongizing that their existing unlined landfills could pose an environmental threat, the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine established a new regional landfill that would have less environmental impact than the existing unlined landfills. more

Feb 21, 2017 1:15 PM Features

Partners in Project Green is a business-led, not-for-profit organization that works with enterprises in the Greater Toronto Area to help them achieve their sustainability goals. more

Feb 21, 2017 1:03 PM Features

With the transportation sector contributing the largest portion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, renewable natural gas (RNG) from food waste and organic material is the next game-changer in vehicle fuelling. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:56 PM Features

If Canada is going to meet federal government promises to reduce emissions by 50 per cent over 2005 levels by 2030, it is going to take new technology and new thinking to get the job done. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:43 PM Features

There is more to selecting waste collection vehicles than budget—the industry’s day-to-day working requirements are heavy duty and the list of reasons to choose one model over the other is complex. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:32 PM Features

Sani-Estrie and Gaz Métro announced in December the first public refuelling station for compressed natural gas (CNG) has been set up in Quebec’s the Eastern Townships, the tenth such installation to join the Blue Road. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:24 PM Features

Seneca's School of Fashion has partnered with leading textile reclamation company, Textile Waste Diversion (TWD), on a research project with the goal of reducing the mounds of unwanted clothing that currently ends up in municipal landfills. more

Feb 20, 2017 5:19 PM Features

LED bulbs last longer and use less energy than other lights and are becoming a popular choice for many uses. Mineral processing engineer Maria Holuszko and her PhD student Amit Kumar have found a way to make LEDs even more environmentally friendly. more

Feb 20, 2017 5:10 PM Features

Ryan Hickman of San Juan Capistrano, California was inspired to do something to help while making some cash. The then-three year old decided the recycling business was for him after visiting the local recycling centre with his parents. more

Feb 20, 2017 5:04 PM , Features

In “The Metabolism of Cities,” the celebrated sanitary engineer Abel Wolman describes urban areas as living organisms: They guzzle water, energy, and resources and then excrete sewage, garbage, and air pollution. more

Feb 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

More municipalities are looking for ways to keep their refuse out of landfills, but when it comes to picking a waste conversion technology, needs may differ from city to city. more

Feb 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Universal Biopack makes packaging that it sells to restaurants and manufacturers. But rather than plastic, it uses a mixture of bamboo and cassava, crops that are widely found across the country. more

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Avani has come up with a line of fully biodegradable food products, including takeaway containers, cutlery, straws, and coffee cups, as well as grocery bags and rain ponchos. more

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Fresh Food In Garbage Can To Illustrate Waste

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Right after United States Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency joined together in 2013 to form the US Food Waste Challenge, a pair of companies decided to advance the cause. more

Feb 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The study concluded that the presence of compostable foodservice packaging can lead to higher organics diversion rates and lower contamination rates with enough consumer education and outreach more

Jan 31, 2017 12:00 AM Features

A team of chemists has figured out a way to produce a renewable plastic from pine needle waste, potentially replacing a type that's currently made from crude oil. more

Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

While smart waste and recycling technologies haven’t been as quick to take off as, say, smart building products designed to improve energy efficiency, the sector is poised for growth. more

Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

If you’re looking for a bit more inspiration for the new year, consider this: Has your company ever thought about going zero waste? These 10 firms working toward zero waste to landfill prove it’s possible. And no, it won’t kill jobs or hurt profits. more

Jan 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

It seems that educational efforts are being graded upon contamination rates — which aren’t really due to lack of education, but often times due to the collection method. more

Jan 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

A team of bioengineers from the University of Nottingham and Nile University in Egypt are developing a new substitute for conventional plastic carry bags using a material made out of shrimp shells. more

Jan 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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