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Recent Releases from Recycling Council of Ontario

Recycling Council of Ontario Responds to Government of Canada’s Announcement on Plastic Pollution

Published Wed, 7 Oct 2020 11:11:32 EST Read More

The Government of Canada's proposed regulatory and market stimulus measures are important steps to address plastic pollution. The integrated plan is a multi-faceted approach required to eliminate unnecessary plastics; support markets by increasing the value of discards; assign responsibility to industry to incentivize better product design; and facilitate investment that benefit plastics collection and recycling. These initiatives will lead to a viable domestic recycling industry by placing more...... Click here to read this release

Recycling Council of Ontario Applauds Government of Canada’s Action on Plastic Waste

Published Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:15:40 EST Read More

Toronto, June 10, 2019: Plastic pollution is a serious global threat to the environment and economy. Today's announcement that Canada will ban single-use plastics, make companies responsible for plastic waste, and invest to grow recycling across the country, is a comprehensive approach to address plastic pollution across the country. “The e...... Click here to read this release

Waste Reduction Week in Canada Celebrates Achievement and Encourages Improvement

Published Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:58:50 EST Read More

Toronto, Oct. 16, 2017: For 16 years Waste Reduction Week in Canada has been highlighted in calendars to remind and encourage everyone on the importance of reducing waste. Canadians are proud of their environment and have been recognized around the world for recycling programs. However, work can still be do...... Click here to read this release

Find something new to you at the Pop-Up Clothing Swap at Nathan Phillips Square

Published Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:56:56 EST Read More

What: Recycling Council of Ontario, The City of Toronto and Value Village host a pop-up clothing swap as part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada.  Come and swap out your old Halloween costume for a new one, trade for a new winter coat, or find some new additions for your wardrobe! Where: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto When: ...... Click here to read this release

Top 10 Take-Action Tips for Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:56:18 EST Read More

Toronto Oct. 5, 2017: Canadians generate a lot of waste. On average, every Canadian will generate 720 kg (1,587 lbs.) of waste that goes to landfill, which is equal weight to a full grown female giraffe. In the spirit of Waste Reduction Week in Canada here are ten easy take-action tips that will reduce our reliance on landfills and help you adop...... Click here to read this release

Ontario Schools Don’t Let Their Lunches Go to Waste

Published Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:54:12 EST Read More

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 27, 2014) As part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, elementary schoolchildren across the province committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling for lunch and made a significant contribution to Ontario’s waste diversion efforts. Sponsored by the Carton Council of Canada, the annual Waste-Free Lunch Challenge helps schools decrease the amount of garba...... Click here to read this release

Extended Producer Responsibility and the Waste Reduction Act Open for Discussion at Recycling Council of Ontario’s AGM and Policy Forum

Published Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:34:27 EST Read More

TORONTO, ON (Jan. 23, 2014) To support Ontario's current and continued debate regarding extended producer responsibility (EPR) and the proposed Waste Reduction Act, Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is pleased to offer a full day of spirited discussion in an open forum on Tuesday, February 4 at the Old Mill Toronto. To support Ontario's current and continued debate regarding EPR, RCO welcomes one of Europe's leading organizations in marketplace competition and extended producer...... Click here to read this release

Innovative Waste Reduction Certification Program to Recognize Environmental Excellence for Ontario Businesses

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:01:57 EST Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, April 22, 2013 - Recycling Council of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment are pleased to announce the province-wide unveiling of 3RCertified, a voluntary program for the Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (IC&I) sector that recognizes organizations that take a leadership position in waste reduction and diversion. “3RCertified is a unique program that is the first of its kind in Canada for measuring, reporting and improving...... Click here to read this release

Op-Ed: Integrated and Convenient Recycling is a Plus for Ontario

Published Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:46:31 EST Read More

We generate a lot of waste. In fact, when compared to other provinces, Ontario is amongst the worst, generating almost 10 million tonnes of waste annually. Of that, only 25 per cent of all the materials we discard go into the recycling system. And despite the efficiency and success of the blue box program, we throw out a lot of materials that must stay out of landfill and still have value if recycled. So how do we improve our recycling rate? Convenience. Particularly for common household ite...... Click here to read this release