Entries by John Nicholson

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New Recycling Facility Opens in Lachine

The City of Lachine, a borough within the city of Montreal on the Island of Montreal, has a new state-of-the art recycling facility. The centre, built at a cost of $50M, will process 100,000 tonnes of material per year. Some 80 trucks a day will arrive at the centre every day. The centre will be […]

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New Guideline related to Construction, Renovation, and Demolition Waste Management

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) has posted a Guide for Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Policies for Influencing Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste Management. Construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) wastes make up one of the largest solid waste streams in Canada. This waste comes at a significant cost: it is expensive to […]

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City of Kamloops to ban cardboard in Landfills

The City of Kamloops, British Columbia is the latest municipality looking to ban a recyclable material from landfill. In the case of this south-central BC community of 90,000, IC&I cardboard is the target. In an interview with Kamloops This Week, Glen Farrow, the city’s environmental services manager, stated: “We’re still seeing some businesses, some loads […]

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Earth Alive Clean Technologies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange

Earth Alive Clean Technologies Inc. (EAC.WT)) (“Earth Alive” or the “Corporation”), a Montreal-based soil health company that develops and manufactures state-of-the-art microbial technology-based products for sustainable agriculture and dust control solutions, recently announced the closing of its Short Form Prospectus offering of 40,000,000 units of the Corporation at a price of $0.10 each, for gross proceeds […]

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GFL Announces Acquisition of AGI Group

GFL Environmental Inc. (“GFL”) recently announced that it has acquired the AGI group of companies, including Ground Force Environmental, Robert Cooke Trucking and WasteAway Recycling Environmental (collectively, “AGI”). AGI is a provider of environmental remediation and waste management services, primarily within the Kitchener-Waterloo area, located approximately 100-km northwest of Toronto, Ontario. WasteAway is an waste […]

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Ontario: Changes to Biogas Rules for Farms to Increase Economic Opportunity in Renewable Natural Gas Sector

The Government of Ontario recently launched consultations to identify potential changes that would allow farmers to expand the emerging renewable natural gas market in Ontario and make the province a North American leader in the biogas sector. The consultations will focus on changes designed to reduce red tape and grow untapped economic opportunities for on-farm […]

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Pyrowave to team up with Loblaws to further develop its plastics microwave recycling technology

Pyrowave, a Quebec-based plastics microwave recycling start-up, was recently announced as one of three winners in the Community of Leaders Innovating for Corporations (C.L.I.C.) challenge. As a winner, the company will be mentored by Galen Weston, Executive Chairman of the Loblaw grocery chain. Pyrowave converts plastic waste into chemical products used to make virgin-like (monomers) […]

$5M Bailout can’t save St.-Hubert Recycling Centre

The recycling centre in Saint-Hubert, Quebec is closing a year after is received a $5 million bailout from Longueuil agglomeration of municipalities. Recyclages MD, the owner of the facility, stated that it had to shut down its business as it was unable to secure insurance for the facility. The owner of the building required Recyclages […]