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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


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The federal government will impose a carbon price on provinces that do not adequately regulate emissions by themselves, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said on Sunday without giving details on how the Liberal government will do so. more »

Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

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

Large-scale murals of some of the animal kingdom’s most recognizable faces peer out from the streets in Eastern Europe from Estonia to Germany, and many other international locations. more »

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

Metro Vancouver is looking into a possible ban on clothing and textile waste in the region's landfills. more »

Aug 29, 2016 7:26 AM Features

Leaders in Canada's largest city have approved a goal of diverting 70 percent of residential materials from landfill by 2026. more »

Aug 29, 2016 7:15 AM Features

Using RFID, geolocation and mobile tracking technologies, hauling companies and MSW departments can manage their carts with more efficiency, accuracy and quality results. more »

Aug 26, 2016 12:59 PM Features

Cities across the United States continue to take a quantity-over-quality approach to waste management that often leads to inefficient, expensive and confusing outcomes. It's time to rethink recycling strategies. more »

Aug 24, 2016 1:02 PM Features

Subaru of America, in conjunction with National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), released survey findings indicating that 59% of Americans were unaware of the waste management challenges facing national parks across the country. more »

Aug 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Recycling a ton of glass saves over a ton of natural resources; every 10 percent of cullet used in manufacturing translates to about 3 percent less energy cost. more »

Aug 22, 2016 8:05 AM Features

After trash piled up in the Lebanese capital, residents started taking rubbish into their own hands. more »

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Features

When you think of waste management, you may not think about all the different parties that sort and transport garbage from its many origins to a landfill or recycling center. more »

Aug 16, 2016 12:27 PM Features

A group of international chefs has launched an effort to tackle the widespread hunger problem in Rio de Janeiro by cooking surplus food donated from the Olympic Village and serving it to impoverished residents. more »

Aug 16, 2016 12:04 PM Features

Food delivery services are popping up in cities across Europe but Too Good to Go has a different offering: The food they serve would have otherwise been binned. more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The general public is intrigued by the operation of modern recycling centers. School groups, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, environmental organizations and civic groups regularly request tours to get an insider’s look at these amazing sorting operations more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The food system in Canada is a study in contrasts. On one hand, one in eight Canadian families struggle to put food on the table, and over 800,000 people visit a food bank each month. On the other hand, we waste $31 billion in food per year. more »

Aug 12, 2016 9:06 AM Features

While new devices and technological evolution may be exciting for consumers, the trend towards obsolescence is impeding our progress towards a zero-waste society, according to researchers working in the area. more »

Aug 12, 2016 8:21 AM Features

Just before the Cross Country Checkup conversation on digital friendship started on Sunday, Pokémon Go players in Peterborough, Ont., were hard at work and play. They were picking up litter around the city while playing the popular new app. more »

Aug 8, 2016 8:05 PM Features

A sustainable and lightning-quick method of cleaning out the perma-stench from back lane garbage carts and dumpsters is rolling in Winnipeg. more »

Aug 4, 2016 4:34 PM Features

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