Entries by John Nicholson

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Toronto-based Start-up turning food waste into textiles

A Toronto-based cleantech start-up, ALT TEX, has developed a technology that turns food waste into textiles.  The company claims that it creates the  world’s most sustainable polyester alternative from food waste using a three-step process. The company’s novel bio-polymer technology re-engineers sugars extracted from the food waste into high performance, polyester-like fibres and fabrics for […]


Ontario and B.C. Governments Show Commitment to Expansion of Renewable Natural Gas Generation

Ontario The Ontario government recently announced new rules related to biogas that are designed to create new ways for farmers to expand the emerging biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) market in the province, creating economic opportunities while maintaining the province’s strict environmental protections. There are approximately 40 agri-food anaerobic digesters in the province; located […]

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15 Municipalities Participating in the Canadian Circular Cities and Regions Initiative

The Circular Cities & Regions Initiative (CCRI) is a one-year pilot created and developed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, the National Zero Waste Council, the Recycling Council of Alberta and RECYC-QUÉBEC to advance circular economy knowledge sharing and capacity building in Canadian cities and communities of all sizes. Through direct support and […]


Toronto Cleantech Capital Inc. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

Toronto Cleantech Capital Inc. (TSXV: YAY.P) (“TCTC” or the “Corporation”) recently announced that it has successfully completed its initial public offering of 2,500,000 common shares of the Corporation (“Common Shares”) at a price of $0.10 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $250,000 (the “Offering”). After completion of the Offering, the Corporation now has 11,500,000 […]

Fun with Waste: Plastic Pollution Anthem

Mukuru based artist Eleanor/ Igwe Ke/Nelmo Newsong/ Fralee Bolo recently joined forces to create a music video to talk about plastic pollution under the Sustainable Transitions to End Plastic Pollution (STEPP) project. STEPP Sustainable Transitions to End Plastic Pollution, which is funded by the University of Portsmouth Global Challenges Research Fund through the University of Portsmouth […]

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Ontario proposes new hazardous and special products waste regulation

The Ontario government recently issued a draft regulation for hazardous and special products that would require producers of hazardous and special products, such as paints, pesticides, solvents, oil filters, antifreeze and pressurized containers, to collect, manage or promote the recycling or proper disposal of these products at end-of-life. Description of proposed regulation The proposed regulations puts […]


CHAR Technologies Closes $6 Million Private Placement

CHAR Technologies Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange: YES) recently announced it has raised CDN$6,000,000 in a non-brokered placement. CHAR Technologies is an Ontario-based cleantech development and services company, specializing in high temperature pyrolysis, converting woody materials and organic waste into renewable gases and biocarbon. “We were very pleased with the overwhelming interest and exceptional investor support […]

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Vitacore Industries launching Canada’s first single-use PPE recycling program

In partnership with McMaster University and the University of British Columbia, Vitacore Industries Inc. has launched Canada’s first single-use mask and respirator end-to-end recycling program aimed at reducing the environmental impact of single-use PPE. The pilot program officially launched across Metro Vancouver in February and provides PPE recycling bins at long term care and urgent care facilities at no cost […]