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  • Scholarship Award

    February 1, 2009 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    At the December board meeting of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Ontario Chapter, the Cliff Chan Memorial Scholarship was presented to Catherine Leighton from Kingston, Ontario. C…

  • Flying Fabric

    July 30, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    Air Canada repurposes uniforms to divert 66 tonnes of clothing from landfills

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    Circular Economy Success Stories

    March 1, 2018 by Catherine Leighton

    Two case studies presented here represent prime examples of the circular economy. They demonstrate that circular economy programs can divert waste from landfill, support the local economy, and build social capital through support

  • NZWC Webinar “Closing the Loop: How Material Exchanges Enable the Circular Economy”

    April 21, 2017 by SWR Staff

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain time Join the National Zero Waste Council on May 9th to hear about innovative material exchange and industrial symbiosis projects in Canada and the US. Material exchanges can help businesses transition to a

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    Waste-Free Lunch

    December 1, 2011 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) with support from grocery chain Metro Ontario and Tetra Pak Canada introduced the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge (WFLC) — an environmental education program that ran concurrently with Waste Reduction…

  • Refillable Wine Bottles

    October 1, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The question is perhaps one we should all be asking. In fact, some wineries across North America are successfully running refillable programs for their bottles. In addition, groups in British Columbia and Newfoundland plan to implement…

  • Wine Bottle Refilling for Ontario

    October 1, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    In 2007, Ontario implemented the Ontario Deposit Return Program (ODRP) requiring a 10 or 20 cent deposit return on wine and spirit beverage containers. Three years after the program’s implementation, the numbers show that ODRP successfully…

  • Mind Your Beeswax

    August 1, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Catalina Navarro, a 2010 graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD), created an innovative design for her final thesis project titled “Second Life Zero Waste.” She created a cosmetic packaging container made of local…

  • A Short History of Packaging Innovation

    June 1, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Examining historical methods of managing waste can inspire and inform modern day packaging innovations that prevent waste from entering a landfill. In North America during the 1880s, most packaging was reused. Broken packaging was mended or…

  • Wealth Without Waste Forum

    February 1, 2009 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    On February 2-3, 2009 a group of 150 waste management stakeholders convened in Toronto to discuss the future of Ontario’s waste management policy, at a two-day Wealth Without Waste forum. The forum wa…