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  • Sodexo commits to single-use plastics reduction

    January 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company has implemented a North American single use plastics reduction plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and

  • ‘Single-use’ named word of the year

    November 7, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    GLASGOW – ‘Single-use’, a term that describes items whose unchecked proliferation are blamed for damaging the environment and affecting the food chain, has been named Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2018. Single-use refers to products – often plastic –

  • Toronto to consult public on reducing single-use items

    September 26, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO  – The City of Toronto is inviting residents to share their views on how to reduce the use of single-use and takeaway items. A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single use after which it

  • IKEA phasing out single-use plastics

    June 13, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – IKEA will eliminate all single-use plastic products from its home furnishing range globally by January 1, 2020. This includes straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups. IKEA Group will also phase

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    Quebec study defends plastic shopping bags as not single-use

    May 15, 2018 by Canadian Plastic Industries

    Conducted by the Government of Quebec, the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) found that no replacement option has an environmental advantage in the event of a ban on plastic shopping bags. A Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a cradle-to-grave analysis that assesses

  • Vancouver awards street cleaning grants

    February 19, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER – Vancouver City Council has approved funding for seven local non-profit organizations as part of the City’s annual Street Cleaning Grant Program. For the last 20 years, the Street Cleaning Grant Program has provided funding to non-profit organizations for

  • News Plastics

    Competition launched to tackle plastic waste

    February 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LONDON and WASHINGTON – National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ways

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    If you recycled all the plastic garbage in the world, you could buy the NFL, Apple and Microsoft

    December 19, 2018 by Liberty Vittert

    This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic of the Year. On Dec. 18, we announced the winner: 90.5 per cent, the amount of plastic that has never been recycled. Okay – but

  • News Recycling

    PEI selects Call2Recycle for battery collection

    December 14, 2018 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    TORONTO – Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. has been approved by the Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment as a regulated battery stewardship program to collect and recycle consumer batteries. Its five-year, all-battery consumer collection and recycling plan will be

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    All-you-can-eat landfill buffet spells trouble for birds

    December 12, 2018 by Sahar Seif and Jennifer Provencher

    As long as waste-management facilities are readily available and accessible, debris will continue to end up in natural environments