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Fall 2016

RCA Honours 2016 Rs of Excellence Award Winners

The 2016 Rs of Excellence Awards were presented at the RCA’s Waste Reduction Conference “League of Extraordinary Recyclers – Knocking out Waste” banquet evening at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on September 29, 2016...

Grant Cameron Honoured by CPIA

On September 14, 2016, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) announced the winners of the 2016 Plastics Industry Leadership Awards...

It’s Time to Get Ready for 2017!!!

Do you have a special project or event happening in 2017? Will your project require an extra person or two...

Garbage Free February is Just Around the Corner

Garbage Free February (GFF) started when an individual in Red Deer, AB, took up the challenge of trying to live a garbage free existence for a month...

Students Take a Huge Step to Reduce Waste

Students in Strathcona County really stepped up during Waste Reduction Week this year. They collected over 12,100 pairs of shoes during a shoe drive hosted by Strathcona County Utilities...

Feed 500 Event in Red Deer a Success

More than 800 kilograms of food was rescued and transformed into a delicious feast in September at Feed 500 Red Deer...

Edmonton Votes to Sell Equipment from Failed Paper Recycling Plant

The City of Edmonton has been forced to eat its paper-recycling investment after the company it partnered with went bankrupt and no other firms stepped up to take over the plant...

City of Vancouver Turns Recycling Over to MMBC

The City of Vancouver’s recycling collectors have handed their jobs over to Multi-Material BC. The non-profit industry association will take responsibility for the work in an arrangement city staff say will...

Paper, Cardboard Banned from Northwestern BC Landfills

The Terrace and Thornhill landfills are no longer accepting paper and cardboard as of Sept. 1, and businesses are being directed to take it to the Do Your Part Recycling depot in Thornhill...

Juice Boxes Banned from Green School

In a note sent out as part of a back-to-school package, Jackman Avenue Junior Public School in Ontario encourages parents to pack litterless lunches for their children by...

Yukon Increases Diversion Credits

Local recycling processors are welcoming a recent announcement by the Yukon government committing up to $717,010 to diversion credits and an increase to processing fees on recyclable beverage containers...

New Law Requires France’s Government Bodies to Buy More Recycled Paper

The entry into force of France’s law on the energy transition (Loi relative à la transition énergétique) as of 1 January 2017 means that the French state will have to ensure that its paper procurement achieves a target of at least 25% recycled paper...

Los Angeles to Go Zero Waste by 2050

The US’s second most populous city, Los Angeles, has a lofty goal of achieving zero waste by 2050. The Los Angeles Board of Public Works brought the California city closer to its goal by approving a contract that will overhaul its waste collection...

Patagonia Expands Use of Recycled Materials

This season, Patagonia is taking another big step in the right direction in terms of keeping the earth clean, debuting its re\\\collection line of clothing...

Alabama Launches Oyster Shell Recycling Program

From now on, the shell of every oyster shucked at the Original Oyster House restaurant on the edge of Mobile Bay will be saved and returned to Mobile Bay’s oyster reefs...

Edible, Biodegradable Packaging

Wrapping food in plastic can reduce spoilage, but presents challenges related to waste recovery and recycling. It presents a tough choice for producers between prioritizing food waste or plastic waste...

Entrepreneur Recycles Plastic Waste in Kenya

Plastic littering the streets of Kariobangi is an eyesore for many residents. But for Aghan Oscar it spells opportunity...

UK’s Waste Management Industry Unites to Develop National Recycling Guidelines

Britain’s rising recycling contamination levels could be pulled back on track thanks to a new set of guidelines developed by the waste management industry which detail exactly what can and cannot be accepted for recycling at the kerbside...

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