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Research conducted in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, studies whether trees in the region absorb contaminants and how tree cores can help in the preliminary evaluation of contaminated sites more »

Sep 26, 2016 5:14 PM Features

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

"This job is as sweet as July jam," said Allen Davis, a nine-year employee of the DC Department of Public Works, when asked what he loves about his recycling collections job. more »

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Wrapping food in plastic can reduce spoilage, but presents challenges related to waste recovery and recycling. It presents a tough choice for producers between prioritizing food waste or plastic waste, both of which are top-of-mind with consumers. more »

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

By next year, the same garbage that Edmontonians place curbside should be converted into a component of the gasoline they use to fuel their cars. more »

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

It’s easy to forget that a historic artifact preserved in a museum is not a static object. Before it was acquired, it went through decades of tactile use and change. more »

Aug 31, 2016 2:58 PM Features

Through the waste at a landfill site in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Asunción, Paraguay, hundreds of children walk with musical instruments, small and large, on their backs. more »

Aug 31, 2016 12:53 PM Features

From the launch of the Waste Diversion Act’s review in the fall of 2008, to the introduction of the failed Bill 91 in 2013, to the passing of Bill 151, the Waste-Free Ontario Act, reform on waste diversion in Ontario has been a long time coming more »

Aug 15, 2016 8:30 AM Features

It has been suggested that a tax-deposit system that combines specialized product taxation with a container recycling deposit could prove beneficial, but this is not the case. more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd. has selected US-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, engineer, manufacture, and install a 50 tonne- per- hour (tph) single stream recycling system at the company’s new materials recovery facility (MRF) in Perth more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

An ongoing study by Stanford engineers, in collaboration with researchers in China, shows that common mealworms can safely biodegrade various types of plastic. more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Vancouver-based Brianne Miller is the founder of Canada’s first zero waste market. She believes as long as demand and co-operation between vendors exist,there’s no stopping zero waste grocery stores from becoming the future. more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

while the INAC had been converting remote First Nations landfills and dumps to modern waste management systems, people who worked in the new facilities had no formal training. Alda Nicmans, Emily Chu from In.tent Planning and a few others had an idea more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Because of our obsession with source separation, organic waste diversion may soon find itself juxtaposed between a plateau and a wall. more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Market-based policies designed to address environmental challenges, such as extended producer responsibility (EPR) drives innovation, creates jobs, and sustains economic prosperity. more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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