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Fewer newspapers but more packaging in Ontario households

Fewer newspapers but more packaging in Ontario households

While the collective weight of Blue Box materials generated by Ontario households has not changed much over the last 15 years, the type of material that ends up there certainly has.

Far fewer newspapers, for starters. Almost 136,000 tonnes fewer, according to a PPEC comparison of Stewardship Ontario generation data between 2003 and 2017.

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The reviews are in!

The reviews are in!

Well not all of them yet. But I am honoured to summarise some very positive reviews of my recently published book: Deforestation in Canada and Other Fake News.

Here's a se...

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Ontario Blue Box recovery rate slips again, but paper’s steady

Ontario Blue Box recovery rate slips again, but paper’s steady

The recovery rate of Ontario's residential Blue Box system has slipped again, to its lowest level since 2005. According to Stewardship Ontario, the 2017 recovery rate was...

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Good news and bad news in dumping of waste

Good news and bad news in dumping of waste

Canadians are dumping slightly more waste than they did back in 2002, but because there are more of us around today, what we dump per person has fallen almost eight per c...

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Environmental facts and fiction: what’s the real story?

Environmental facts and fiction: what’s the real story?

Put a retailer, a brandowner, a sustainability expert, and an environmental advocate in the same room together and what do you get? PPEC's workshop on November 7, that's ...

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Finally got the sucker done!

Finally got the sucker done!

When people learn that I work for the paper industry it's usually not too long before the conversation somehow drifts towards 'killing' or 'saving' trees and deforestatio...

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Industry veteran compiled PPEC’s early recycled content reports

Industry veteran compiled PPEC’s early recycled content reports

It was a one-paragraph obituary near the bottom of the page. H.T. "Telford" Denard had passed away. Cremation had already taken place, and no formal services would be hel...

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Fighting media ignorance (battle # 5,041)

Fighting media ignorance (battle # 5,041)

Yes, we know that packaging is evil and that it should be legislated out of existence. But sometimes those ignorant throw-away lines about packaging waste really do rankl...

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The future of retail and e-commerce

The future of retail and e-commerce

The Canadian retail industry is undergoing massive change, shedding bricks and mortar for the new exciting world of e-commerce. In the driver's seat are consumers. Click ...

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