Solid Waste & Recycling

Product Stewardship, EPR

  • Bottleneck

    October 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    Spartanburg. The name sounds like a civil war battlefield, and in the realm of beverage container recycling, that’s what it’s been; the scene of the Coca-Cola Company’s failed attempt at bottle-to-bottle PET recycling. The so-called NURRC plant…

  • Help Help me RONA

    August 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    RONA Inc., the Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, continues to help Canadians reduce their environmental impact with the launch of its in-store paint recovery program in British Columbia, Alberta…

  • BC's Bold Packaging EPR Move

    June 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    On May 19, 2011, British Columbia’s Department of Environment regulated all packaging and printed paper used in the province. Any person or company that produces a material that falls under this regulation will be required, by law, to manage…

  • Continuous Improvement

    June 1, 2011 by Andy Campbell

    The blue box program in Ontario cost over $180 million (net) in 2009 to recycle 870,000 tonnes of material and is under pressure to find ways to be more effective and efficient. Funding for capital projects and program improvements is often…

  • Feature Recycling

    New Sims Recycling Facility

    April 1, 2011 by Eric Laganis

    Sims Recycling Solutions has opened a new 287,000 square-foot e-waste recycling plant in Mississauga, Ontario.

  • HP's DfE Program

    April 1, 2011 by Frances Edmonds

    HP’s Design for Environment (DfE) program began in 1992 and remains important for the company. One goal is reducing the energy needed to manufacture and use HP products. HP has committed to reduce the energy consumption of products by 40 per…

  • Feature Environment

    Eco Fee-Included Pricing

    February 1, 2011 by Duncan Bury

    The majority of extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs in Canada are funded through the use of an eco fee-excluded pricing mechanism. Eco fees are excluded from the posted or advertised price of the product and are collected separately…

  • Ontario Conservative MPP questions new WDO legislation

    June 7, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    A pledge to introduce new Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) legislation and make up for an embarrassing failure to…

  • CCS to host cross-country webcast

    June 7, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The Conference on Canadian Stewardship (CCS) is hosting a cross-country webcast that will provide the latest n…

  • MWA Spring Workshop, AGM

    May 3, 2010 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The Municipal Waste Association (MWA) is set to host its Spring Workshop and Annual General Meeting on May 19 …