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In months, Vancouver’s largest suburb, Surrey, British Columbia, will be collecting 65,000 metric tons of organic waste a year from 105,000 single-family households and 35,000 multifamily high-rise units. more

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM News

On the beach lies a motorcycle helmet, a mannequin's head, an umbrella handle, and a flip-flop. They didn't fall from a plane or off a ship, and there aren't any civilians living here who could have left them behind. more

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Instead of throwing expired or blemished food in the garbage, a new Danish supermarket is offering a tasty proposition for how to curb food waste by giving leftover, unwanted food a second shelf life. more

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM News

At Hiamedia Inc., environmental sustainability is a priority because “it's the right thing to do.” Skye Little, owner of the Sudbury-based design, print, and sign company, said his personal views on the subject extend to his approach at work. more

Dec 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

On Thursday afternoon, just a handful of bags dotted the natural landscape of grass, twigs and branches, next to Noel Booth Elementary School. That wasn’t the case eight days earlier, when there were no fewer than 120 bags. more

Dec 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

Montreal’s Pyrowave has been announced as a finalist for a prestigious GreenTec Award, sometimes referred to as the world’s biggest environmental and business prizes. more

Dec 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

Do you deep fry your turkey, or make a ton of French fries and you’re just not sure how to handle all the leftover oil or kitchen grease drippings? Don’t pour it down the drain, recycle it! more

Dec 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

A group of Greater Victoria kids are doing their part in the community by reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and oceans. more

Dec 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

Come January, the City of Richmond will begin diverting organic waste it collects at townhouses and condos away from Harvest Power’s beleaguered waste-to-energy composting facility in east Richmond. more

Dec 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

Today, the Ontario government proclaimed the Waste Diversion Transition Act (WDTA) and the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA) to advance its efforts to increase the province’s recycling rate, which has been stalled at about 25%. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

It appears to be easier to dump rotting banana peels in the garbage rather than recycle them. Staff at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have decided not to continue with a program that allowed people to separate food waste and dispose of it. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

A growing trend popping up around the globe could soon find its way to North Bay city streets. Graffiti artists have been tagging messages and philosophical ruminations on discarded mattresses, often using clever puns or plays-on-words. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

In these uncertain times, few things are inevitable. One notable exception, is the 2017 contracting out of curbside garbage collection. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Ontario has some advice for its fellow provinces as they move to meet the federal government’s newly unveiled goal of eliminating coal-fired power generation in Canada by 2030: keep an eye on those electricity bills. more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM News

The centrepiece of the Liberal government’s ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions comes into effect January 1 — but the watchdog officers at Queen’s Park can’t say much about how (or whether) the cap-and-trade system will work. more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM News

An environmental group says it has recycled almost three quarters of the tonnes of garbage scavenged this year from the beaches of Vancouver Island's west coast. more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM News

Greenpeace Canada says Ottawa will set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent below 2005 levels by 2050. more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM News

Canadian recycling equipment manufacturer, Machinex, has completed upgrade work on EBI Environnement’s material recycling facility in Quebec. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM News

Six Baltimore high schoolers spent the summer genetically altering a common bacteria so that it can, in theory, dissolve plastic — a project they hope could one day eliminate tons of waste washing into the Inner Harbor. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM News

A recycling system change implemented in 2014 has eliminated one fee for Vancouver residents — but the city is now proposing a new one to cover the cost of cleaning up the garbage being left in alleys. more

Nov 29, 2016 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

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