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Summer 2016

RCA to Partner with RCBC on Dawson Creek Workshop

The Recycling Councils of Alberta and British Columbia are pleased to announce a joint regional workshop to be held in Dawson Creek, B.C. on October 27, 2016...

Diverting Waste – One Step at a Time

Cassandra Tomas is a proud resident of Strathcona County who values the environment. She has a passion for running and runs a lot! So much that she wears through many pairs of shoes...

Clothesline and the Canadian Diabetes Association – Your Textile Diversion Partners

Imagine decreasing the amount of textiles that ends up in your landfills while raising funds to help Canada’s 11 million people with diabetes or prediabetes...

Recycling Scam Penalties Increased After Appeal

Two men who appealed an $844,778 penalty assessed against them in a beverage container recycling scam have learned they will have to dig a little deeper...

Bears Pay the Price for Poor Garbage Management, Officials Issue Fines

Since Aug. 1, there have been 40 reports of bears in Revelstoke. Fruit and garbage are bringing bears into the town...

Textiles in the News

Metro Vancouver Considers Textile Ban / Levi’s Brings Recycling Program to Canada

Feds May Finally Move to Regulate Mercury-Filled Light Bulb Disposal

Canadian lawmakers who have encouraged consumers to buy compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) for years, will soon set out rules for how to dispose of them...

What the Heck Is Up With California’s Recycling Program?

Few states have a greener reputation than California, and for good reason. The state has a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions, solar-energy production...

Ford Partners With Jose Cuervo to Explore New Bio-Materials

Ford Motor Company has announced a new collaborative research approach with the world’s biggest tequila producer Jose Cuervo, that will explore the potential of bio-materials made from the by-products of tequila production...

Tokyo’s Olympic Medals Could be Sourced from Discarded Smartphones

Organizers of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo aim to produce gold, silver, and bronze medals from the metals found in discarded smartphones and other electronics...

San Francisco Unanimously Passes Strictest Polystyrene Ban in US

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed legislation that will completely ban the sale of expanded polystyrene (EPS) in the city – creating the most extensive ban in the country...

Army of Chefs Wage War on Polystyrene Waste in London

A selection of top British chefs have sent a letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling for a city-wide ban on non-biodegradable polystyrene packaging...

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