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The big “hurry up” on the Blue Box in case the Liberals lose

The big “hurry up” on the Blue Box in case the Liberals lose

When Ontario released the final version of its waste strategy six months ago, dealing with the future financing of the province's popular Blue Box program was at the backend of the queue. Sorting out the respective roles and responsibilities of municipalities and industry, not to mention the thorny issues of legal contracts and stranded assets, was considered so complicated and politically sensitive that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change pencilled in 2023 (safely after the next provincial election) to complete its transition to 100% industry-pay and individual producer responsibility.

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Circular Economy or spinning our wheels?

Circular Economy or spinning our wheels?

The Circular Economy (CE to some) has become something of a buzzword of late, just like sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) before it. Good intention...

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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...

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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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