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China doesn’t want the world’s garbage any more

China doesn’t want the world’s garbage any more

And who can blame them? For years, the world has been shipping all sorts of waste to China for it to be sorted, made into new products, and shipped back to us. Low labour rates and lax environmental enforcement have benefitted all parties to this commercial deal (even perhaps the Chinese workers, a job being better than no job).

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The “humble brown box” just got better!

The “humble brown box” just got better!

We know it mainly as the brown shipping box, although it also comes in various other shapes, sizes and colours. Whatever, the humble corrugated box just got better.

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Paper recycling important but uneven across Canada

Paper recycling important but uneven across Canada

Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada's waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Sta...

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Paper recycling and organics collection represent almost 70% of Canada’s waste diversion efforts

Paper recycling and organics collection represent almost 70% of Canada’s waste diversion efforts

Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada's waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Stat...

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Average recycled content of paper packaging made in Canada slowly edges closer to the 80 per cent mark

Average recycled content of paper packaging made in Canada slowly edges closer to the 80 per cent mark

The national average recycled content of boxes, bags, and cartons made in Canada reached 77% in 2016, according to the industry's latest survey of mill shipments. That's ...

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Prince Edward Islanders and British Columbians are Canada’s “best recyclers”

Prince Edward Islanders and British Columbians are Canada’s “best recyclers”

The people of Prince Edward Island and British Columbia are the "best recyclers" in Canada and "Newfies" and Manitobans the worst, according to PPEC's analysis of the lat...

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Fact and fiction in the fight to deliver your fruit and veggies

Fact and fiction in the fight to deliver your fruit and veggies

Most consumers don't see this but there's an intense battle going on right now in North America for the job of delivering food from the farm to the retailers who sell it ...

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Canada diverting only 27% of its waste

Canada diverting only 27% of its waste

For those promoting a more circular economy where materials are used again and again rather than made, used and dumped, the latest data from Statistics Canada provides a so...

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Canadians are dumping more, and less, at the same time!

Canadians are dumping more, and less, at the same time!

Call us multi-taskers. According to the latest waste disposal data from Statistics Canada , Canadians dumped 25.1 million tonnes of waste in 2014, a million tonnes more tha...

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