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    “Opinion” 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

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    “Opinion” Beginning of the end for the plastic drinking straw

    May 7, 2018 by Jason Gale

    The video that is said to have started it all; the removal of a plastic straw from a turtle’s nose went viral in 2015, exposing the realities of the effects of plastics in our oceans. Disclaimer, this video is painful

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    “Opinion” Fighting media ignorance over the corrugated box

    April 26, 2018 by John Mulllinder

    Yes, we know that packaging is evil and that it should be legislated out of existence. But sometimes those ignorant throw-away lines about packaging waste really do rankle and must be corrected. Case in point: a recent article by Eric

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    “Opinion” Reduce contaminated recycling with tips from Republic

    April 18, 2018 by Republic Services

      In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Republic Services Inc. encourages their employees and the communities they serve to commit to taking their recycling habits to the next level with #1MORE act of environmental responsibility to reduce contamination

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    “Opinion” Five Earth Day tips from TerraCycle

    April 18, 2018 by TerraCycle

    With Earth Day right around the corner, thoughts turn to how to save the planet and reduce our collective negative impact on the environment. While that sounds like a monumental task, TerraCycle, the company that specializes in recycling-the-unrecyclable, has five

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    “Opinion” Food views must keep evolving

    April 5, 2018 by Paul van der Werf

      I regularly walk past a panhandling man on my way to lunch. Exposing my own biases, he seems a little too well-dressed to ask for money, and with the embarrassment of my own ignorance, I shuffle by. It makes

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    “Opinion” BC bottle group fights to classify milk as beverage

    March 27, 2018 by The BC Bottle & Recycling Depot Association

    The BC Bottle & Recycling Depot Association has launched a campaign to classify milk as a beverage in British Columbia to boost recycling and promote a healthy environment. In an effort to have milk classified as a beverage, the BC Bottle & Recycling Depot Association (BCBRDA)

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    “Opinion” New Molson Plant: Minister Must Show Leadership

    March 15, 2018 by Teamsters Canada

    In the wake of breweries’ shift towards cans in recent years, and following the end of the Recyc-Québec agreement two years ago, Teamsters Local Union 1999 made representations to the previous Environment Minister, David Heurtel. Since the arrival of Minister Isabelle Melançon,

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    Welcome Back, Dear Readers…

    March 13, 2018 by David Nesseth

    This is our first Solid Waste & Recycling newsletter in some time, following a change in ownership. It’s good to be back, and we’re happy to have you right here with us. We will be publishing this e-newsletter twice monthly with the

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    “Opinion” Packaging Stewards Should Be Rewarded for Using Recycled Content

    December 15, 2017 by John Mulllinder

      Recycled content is central to the “Circular Economy” approach that Ontario and some other provinces say they want to adopt. It keeps raw materials flowing through the economy longer, reduces the pressure to extract more virgin materials from the