Entries by pixeljun

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GFL Environmental Inc. files for IPO, seeks to raise $1.5 billion

Written by Abimbola Badejo, Staff Reporter GFL Environmental Inc., a Toronto-based environmental services company specializing in solid and liquid waste management, hazardous and special wastes management and infrastructural services, has been rapidly growing its base since 2007 by acquiring environmental solution firms across Canada and abroad; and building its employee and customer base across North […]

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Solid Waste Management System Upgrade at The Six Nations Community

Written by Abimbola Badejo, Staff Reporter The Government of Canada recently announced it was contributing $8.3 million to the upgrade of the waste management system at The Six Nations of the Grand River. The government contribution will go towards funding the closing of an in-community landfill site and construction of a new transfer station at […]

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Raining on the parade: A critique of packaging “take back”​ programs (Terracycle,Loop, Nespresso etc.)

Written by Calvin Lakhan, Ph.D, Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University  I want to preface this post by saying that I wan’t to be proven wrong – while it may be a peculiar stance to take as a researcher, I want to believe in the environmental benefits of packaging take back programs offered by […]

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British Columbia compost facility to close operations

As reported by The Abbotsford News, a large composting operation is shutting down after the Ministry of Environment said it risked polluting the “highly vulnerable” aquifer beneath it. The operator of the McKenzie Road site had previously told a government inspector that he didn’t plan to take any action until his facility was legalized by […]

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Making the Case for a Zero Plastic Waste Economy: Canada Moves to Ban Single-Use Plastics in an Effort to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Written by Selina Lee-Andersen, McCarthy Tetrault There is no doubt that plastics provide unparalleled functionality and durability across a range of products in our everyday lives. The production and use of plastics is growing faster than any other material due to their many practical uses. However, certain characteristics that make plastics so valuable can also […]

Italian companies developing waste to fuel technology

Eni, a large energy company headquartered in Italy, recently signed an agreement with NextChem, Maire Tecnimont’s green chemistry subsidiary headquartered in Italy, to collaborate on the development of a technology that can turn waste into new energy, hydrogen, and methanol. The two companies have signed a partnership agreement to develop and implement a conversion technology, […]

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Who’s Making the Rules on Global Plastics?

Written by Jonathan D. Cocker, Baker McKenzie There is no question that dramatic changes are coming for the supply and reverse supply chain for plastics that will impact packaging, containers, and plastic products. From resins and polymer mixes to ocean plastic clean up and waste export bans and everything in between, it is difficult to […]