Entries by John Nicholson

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Virtual Ontario Environment and Cleantech Business + Policy Forum

When businesses and entrepreneurs face uncertainty, we know what to do.  Gather more information.  Build our networks.  Develop new markets.  And never stop looking for intelligence we can use. That’s why a growing number of Ontario environmental and cleantech companies and organizations from across Ontario’s environment and cleantech sector will be attending the first virtual Environment […]

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The Benefits of Regulatory Convergence on Sustainable Plastics Management within the Pacific Alliance

Written by Maria Vizeu-Pinheiro, German Sturzenegger, Denisa Mertiri, and Jonathan D.Cocker Plastic pollution, including through single-use plastics (SUPs), continues to plague natural environments around the world, including in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The region produces around 28 million tons of plastic waste every year (12% of total municipal waste), of which around 36% […]

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Private Company Developing new Organics Processing Facility in Toronto

Coronation Organics Processing, Inc. is in the processing of developing a state-of-the-art, organics recycling and bioenergy facility to be located in Toronto.  When constructed, the facility will have  state-of-the-art de-packaging equipment capable of processing over 30 tonnes per hour of mixed packaged organics for recycling. From food manufacturing, greenhouse and packing shed organics, grocery store and […]

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EPR FAQ: Answers to commonly asked questions and claims

Written by Calvin Calvin Lakhan, Ph.D, Co-Investigator: “The Waste Wiki” – Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University Oh goodness gracious, I appear to have really stepped in it this time (although I do suppose I have a history of doing that). My last article about EPR really rankled some feathers and resulted in some […]

Fun with Waste: Bin Art

The City of Kamloops recently added to its collection of  painted garbage bins. “I wanted to create something unique and eye catching with vibrant colours, depth, and cohesion that athletes, fans, families, coaches, and passersby will enjoy,” stated the artist, Kristen Gardner, who painted the works in a press release. “I hope that my work […]

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Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy: Towards a Wasteless Future or a Wasteful Planet?

Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy: Towards a Wasteless Future or a Wasteful Planet? Written by Antonis Mavropoulos and Anders Waage Nilsen Publishing September 2020 HOW THE MARRIAGE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN RADICALLY TRANSFORM WASTE MANAGEMENT—AND OUR WORLD Do we really have to make a choice between a wasteless and nonproductive world […]

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The End of Landfills in Ontario? Proposed amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act and the Impact on Waste Management

Written by Harry Dahme and Jessica Boily, Gowlings WLG On July 8, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Bill 197 in the Legislative Assembly. Entitled the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, the proposed changes within the Bill amend twenty different Acts, including the Environmental Assessment Act. While some of the amendments proposed in Bill 197 seek to address challenges encountered during COVID-19 […]