Solid Waste & Recycling


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    Tons of plastic trash enter the Great Lakes every year

    August 31, 2018 by Matthew Hoffmann & Christy Tyler

    Where does it go?

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    Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them

    August 22, 2018 by Danny Ducat

    Bio-based plastics are a promising option for reducing plastic waste, but scaling them up will require substantial investments, both in making them and in special facilities for disposing of them.

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    Greening the Fleet

    August 15, 2018 by City of Vancouver

    Vancouver’s emissions reduction target will be reached early thanks to contract with Suncor

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    Why you shouldn’t be a ‘straw-man’ environmentalist

    July 31, 2018 by Riley Schnurr and Tony Robert Walker

    The “straw bubble” has burst. We’re midway through 2018, and we have seen an explosion of efforts and local action to eliminate plastic straws. Some of the world’s largest companies, including McDonald’s and Starbucks, have banned them from some of

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    Windsor Mill’s circular economy reduces waste

    July 25, 2018 by Domtar Newsroom

    You’ve heard about ecosystems: the way all living things in a given area interact with each other and their environment. There’s a similar concept in sustainability called “industrial ecology,” which is the notion that industrial processes benefit from mimicking the

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    Microplastics have invaded Antarctica

    July 20, 2018 by Alexis Janosik

    Microplastics are dispersing all over the world – in the water column, sediments, and marine animal diets – even reaching as far south as the pristine environments of Antarctica.

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    How to clean up our universal plastic tragedy

    July 5, 2018 by Tony Robert Walker

    Twenty five years ago, I spent a summer removing plastic packing bands and plastic nets from 135 entangled Antarctic fur seals on Bird Island, South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic. Plastic marine waste discarded by the fishing industry were the primary

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    G7 Ocean Plastics Charter fails zero waste goals

    July 3, 2018 by Zero Waste Canada

    It’s estimated as much as eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans each year; this massive problem of plastic pollution will not be solved without strong commitments to reduce single-use plastics. Recycling will not solve the

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    If we can’t recycle it, why not turn our waste plastic into fuel?

    July 1, 2018 by Muxina Konarova

    Australia’s recycling crisis needs us to look into waste management options beyond just recycling and landfilling. Some of our waste, like paper or organic matter, can be composted. Some, like glass, metal and rigid plastics, can be recycled. But we

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    Quick Spin: Reviewing the Mack LR

    June 28, 2018 by Jim Park

    Mack’s LR is purpose built as a residential refuse collection chassis equipped with a Heil Half/Pack Odyssey collection body. It came to market in 2015 and received a few upgrades in 2017. TORONTO, Ont. –When I was just four years