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Summer 2017

Way to go Ambassadors 2017!

The RCA’s Recycling Ambassadors were busy this summer and had the opportunity to work for diverse projects throughout the province. They conducted site visits of diversion programs at...

Fed Set Rules for How to Dispose of Mercury-Filled Light Bulbs

Canadians will soon have guidance from the federal government on how to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs in an environmentally responsible way...

Industry Fights back on Vancouver’s Possible Ban of Coffee Cups and Foam Containers

A representative of the restaurant industry says a possible ban on disposable cups, plastic bags and take-out container waste in Vancouver is not realistic...

Ottawa’s First Zero-Waste Grocery Store Officially Opens

Ottawa’s first zero-waste grocery store has officially opened its doors. Nu Grocery in Hintonburg sells a variety of products...

China to Ban Certain Scrap Plastic and Paper Imports

In a July 18 filing with the World Trade Organization (WTO), China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has notified the World Trade Organization of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials...

Scotland Adopts a Deposit Program for Beverage Containers

The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on September 5th her commitment to introduce a deposit on all beverage containers sold in Scotland, in an effort to cut down marine and street litter...

New Study Presents Plan for Circular Economy

A new study released by the Reloop Platform and Zero Waste Europe, demonstrates that existing economic instruments can bring Europe to the next stage of the Circular Economy...

Kenya Passes Strict Plastic Bag Ban

Kenya has passed a law which makes producing, selling and using plastic bags illegal and punishable by up to four years’ imprisonment or $40,000 in fines, in an attempt to reduce the nation’s plastic pollution...

UK’s Largest Supermarket Discontinuing Single-Use Bags

TESCO has scrapped 5p carrier bags and it means that forgetful shoppers will have to pay for a more expensive bag for life instead. The single use carrier bag, synonymous with the supermarket, has been replaced with...

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