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Fall 2017

RCA Honours 2017 Rs of Excellence Award Winners

The 2017 Rs of Excellence Awards were presented at the RCA’s Waste Reduction Conference “It Takes a Village” banquet evening at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on October 12, 2017...

It’s Time to Get Ready for 2018!!!

Do you have a special project or event happening in 2018? Will your project require an extra person or two to help get the work done? Would you like an energetic and motivated student to help you conduct a survey, waste audit, or field research...

Structural Problems Close Edmonton Compost Facility

Edmonton city councillors are demanding to know why a key composting facility in Edmonton had such structural damage that it had to close suddenly in October, forcing organic waste to be sent to the landfill for the winter...

10-Year-Old ‘Recycling Guy’ Cleans Up the Streets of Yellowknife

Every Saturday morning, 10-year-old James Peggs goes to work. First, he puts on his gear: a bright orange construction vest, tailored by grandma; on it, a silver name tag engraved with his name; lastly, a white baseball cap embossed with a green recycling triangle...

Walmart Claims to Have Reduced Food Waste since CBC Investigation

In the year since CBC Marketplace went digging through the trash at Walmart, the company says it has reduced its food waste in Canada by 20 per cent...

Recycling and Garbage Days Change in Winnipeg

Garbage and recycling pickup for roughly three out of five Winnipeg​ homes will take place on a new day in October, when new contractors begin collecting household waste.

China Dials Back Contamination Restrictions

China will shift its planned threshold for contamination in scrap paper imports from 0.3 per cent to 1 per cent, seemingly in response to concerns the original proposed limit would be impossible to hit...

IKEA US Launching Mattress Recycling Program

IKEA US announced Oct. 2 it will be recycling all of its used mattresses as part of its sustainability strategy of “waste to resources.” The company said this will include old mattresses of any brand that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered, as well as all returned mattresses at IKEA stores...

California Set to Introduce Carpet Recycling Legislation

In October California Governor Jerry Brown signed carpet recycling legislation that will help California reach its target of emitting 40 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions by 2030...

Smart Coca-Cola Dispensers Reduce Packaging for University Students

In October Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) teamed up with the University of Reading to hand out micro-chipped refillable drinks bottles to students to support a more sustainable packaging system on campus...

KW Plastics Receives FDA Approval for Post-Consumer Packaging

KW Plastics announced it is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to produce high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from post-consumer recycled resin for food-contact-safe packaging...

Food and Drink Industry Lobbied Against Tougher Waste Policy

Trade bodies representing brands such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Coca-Cola have lobbied the Government to oppose deposit return schemes and new EU proposals designed to boost recycling.

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