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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Ontario Blue Box Recovery Rate Slips, but Paper Steady

    November 15, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    The reported recovery rate of Ontario’s residential Blue Box system has fallen to its lowest level since 2005. The draft recovery rates, to be finalised by Stewardship Ontario in December, show a 2016 recovery rate of 62.4%, down 2% on

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    Recycled Content Must Be Recognised in Setting Circular Economy Targets

    November 5, 2017 by John Mulllinder

        The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is in the process of considering what it calls specific material “management” targets for Ontario Blue Box recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum. It has already stated that

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    The Big “Hurry Up” on the Blue Box in Case the Liberals Lose

    September 5, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    When Ontario released the final version of its waste strategy six months ago, dealing with the future financing of the province’s popular Blue Box program was at the backend of the queue. Sorting out the respective roles and responsibilities of