Solid Waste & Recycling


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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

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    Circular Economy or Spinning Our Wheels?

    September 2, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    The Circular Economy (CE to some) has become something of a buzzword of late, just like sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) before it. Good intentions, but a lot of public relations too. Perhaps we’re being too cynical, but the

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    Reference Checks – A Critical Part of the Hiring Decision

    August 21, 2017 by Mark Borkowski

      I recently had the opportunity to meet with Larry Smith, president of Kathbern Management, a leading recruiting firm based in Toronto. Kathbern Management focuses on working with business owners to help them find and hire the key people that

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    What Types of Businesses Should Consider Having a Cardboard Baler

    August 13, 2017 by Emily Anderson

    There are no rules about who can and cannot use a cardboard baler in the world of business. If enough cardboard is being produced to warrant a baler then that business would be an ideal candidate to use one. Cardboard balers are

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    “Opinion” At the Show: Winning at Trade Shows

    July 26, 2017 by Point One Media Inc.

      This article is sponsored by: Waste & Recycling Expo Canada / Municipal Equipment Expo Canada  Ready to succeed at trade shows? Having a clear plan can amp up the return you get on the time and money you put into