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General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a renewable energy project at its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant in Ontario, a first of its kind endeavour for the automaker which it estimates will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 77 per cent. more

Dec 16, 2017 12:00 AM News

A change in policy halfway around the world means plastic bags that are supposed to be recycled — according to Nova Scotia law — could end up in a landfill. more

Dec 14, 2017 12:00 AM , News

Don’t be surprised to see someone rummaging through your blue bin after it’s put out to the curb for collection. And it won’t be the guy who usually goes down your street, rifling bins for bottles that can be returned for a deposit. more

Dec 14, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Philippines said on Nov. 23 Canada should retrieve their containerized vans loaded with the "unbearable stench" of festering garbage. more

Dec 14, 2017 12:00 AM News

When the presents are unwrapped, the toys are beeping away, and the leftovers stacked in the refrigerator, it's time to make sure all your holiday debris ends up in the correct spot. more

Dec 14, 2017 12:00 AM News

Amid the pear orchards and wineries of southern Oregon, more than 90 per cent of residents dutifully dump discarded junk mail, unwanted phone books and old magazines into specially marked gray and red recycling bins. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM , News

The holidays are quickly approaching and the frenzy to get the hottest toy of the season has begun. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Federal Government's Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities has announced funding for environmental initiatives in 72 communities across the country, and Lethbridge is one of them more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

Now here’s something that may give you indigestion: $31 billion of food is trashed in Canada every year, and tons of that food waste happens over the holiday season. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

A University of Ottawa-based social enterprise has won a $150,000 grant for a pilot project aimed at using injection moulding technology to turn recycled plastics into new products. more

Dec 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

Water finds its own level. Nature abhors a vacuum. There are any number of sayings that explain the way the world settles out. more

Dec 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

Reducing waste this holiday season requires a whole new approach, a complete redesign of how we plan and celebrate this time of year. more

Dec 11, 2017 12:00 AM News

Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tonnes worldwide in 2016, squandering valuable metals such as gold and copper since few trashed televisions, cellphones or other products get recycled, a UN-backed study showed on Wednesday. more

Dec 11, 2017 12:00 AM News

Mississauga, Ontario-based Attar Metals Inc. reportedly has filed a lawsuit against a property development company that acquired a former General Motors (GM) plant and that contracted with Attar Metals to share scrap metal and other revenue. more

Dec 11, 2017 12:00 AM News

If you’re battling through the crowds on Regent Street in London, desperately seeking some inspiration this holiday season, you might want to stop and take a look at a very small, but very interesting new store opening called Bottletop. more

Dec 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

Hatters will see pennies per day added to their garbage collection bill as of Jan. 1, but also a new line item that will be set at zero until the city’s curbside recycling program is operating this spring. more

Dec 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

E-waste, which includes anything with a plug or a battery is the topic of a new United Nations-backed study published Wednesday. A staggering 44.7 million metric tons (Mt) was generated globally in 2016 — up 3.3 Mt or eight percent from 2014. more

Dec 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

Pyrowave has received a US$ 50 000 grant from America's Foam Recycling Coalition to purchase equipment to allow for in-house processing of recycled polystyrene. more

Dec 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

The City of Victoria plans to ban businesses from offering plastic bags to consumers starting July 1, 2018. more

Dec 9, 2017 12:00 AM News

The government is determined to tackle the waste problem in Hong Kong and has been taking concurrent action on multiple fronts. more

Dec 9, 2017 12:00 AM News

A hydroformed stainless steel truck grab handle manufactured by East Tennessee–based metal fabricator Mills Products Incorporated has won the 2015 Paccar Inventor’s Award. more

Jan 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Five laws have taken effect in California in 2016 to further organic waste management and recycling. more

Jan 13, 2016 12:00 AM News