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December 2019

Recycling Red Tape Reduced

Government is making it easier for the province’s recycling industry to set surcharges to better respond to changing market conditions...

Why Recycling is Important, How We’re Making it Better and What You Can Do

There is a patchwork of recycling programs and policies across Canada because provinces have jurisdiction over recycling, and each has built its own system. While no two systems are the same, they all strive for positive economic and environmental outcomes...

‘It Just Ends Up In Our Waste System’: Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Officially Launched in Devon, Alberta

Devon, Alta. has officially banned plastic grocery bags, joining a number of other municipalities across Canada...

Canada to Host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020 in Toronto

From coast to coast to coast, Canadian companies are developing innovative solutions to increase the lifespan of products and divert from the landfill much of what we throw away...

What’s Next for This Paper? Ever wonder what happens to this newspaper after you’ve recycled it?

Ever wonder what happens to this newspaper after you’ve recycled it?

If you drop it at St. Albert’s recycling depot, it’ll probably end up in front of Ken Scott. The St. Albert resident sorts and ships hundreds of tonnes of recycled paper and cardboard a day...

Toronto Just Got its First Reusable Coffee Cup Program at Local Cafes

A first-of-its-kind reusable cup program just launched in Toronto, and it could very well be the solution to the immense waste created by single-use coffee cups...

This Canadian Company Shows a Greener Way to Bottle Water

As Nicole Mortillaro reported recently, single-use plastic water and pop bottles are choking the planet. Knowing that, many of us make an effort to drink from reusable bottles instead - but not everyone does this...

Tom's of Maine Brings First-of-its-Kind Recyclable Toothpaste Tube to the Oral Care Aisle

Tom's of Maine has begun shipping a first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers. The tube is designed to be compatible with the #2 HDPE plastic stream...

Vancouver Council Approves Restrictions on Shopping Bags, Plastic Straws, Cups and Utensils

Council approved crucial new by-laws targeting waste and litter from single-use items such as plastic shopping bags, disposable cups, utensils and plastic straws in Vancouver...

Proposed Single-use Plastic Products bans in South Australia

The Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill 2019 has been prepared to implement the government’s July 2019 announcement to address the impacts of single-use plastic products...

Michigan Lawmakers Move to Update Beverage Container Recycling Law

Legislation introduced in Michigan would make long-needed updates to the state’s 41-year-old beverage container deposit law by placing a new 10¢ deposit on non-carbonated beverages, including water, sports and energy drinks, juices, ready-to-drink iced tea and coffee, wine and liquor, and mixed drinks...

GFL Environmental Buys AGI Group of Companies

GFL, headquartered in Vaughan, Ont., is the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America, with services that include infrastructure and soil remediation across Canada and in 23 states in the United States...

How will Wales End Landfill and Incinerator Use by 2050?

Repair cafes, apps for selling clothes, and treatment facilities for hard-to-recycle items like nappies are some of the proposals in a new Welsh Government strategy on reducing waste...

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