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Australian City Looking at Smarter Approach to Waste Management

The City of Canterbury Bankston in Australia recently received $2 million in funding under Australia’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program to work on a project called Closing the Loop on Waste.  Under the project, the city will investigate how it can deliver superior waste management customer service to residents using technology. These City’s waste management […]

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Recycling Operations Safety Precautions: COVID-19

The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) recently prepared a guidance document entitled COVID-19 General Safety Checklist for Recycling Operations. The guidance document was prepared to assist CARI members in ensuring they have taken all possible safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Besides the guidance document, CARI also prepared a summary of companies […]

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Six Things To Consider Before The Coronavirus Impacts Environmental Compliance

Written by Patrick Traylor, Conrad Bolston, and Misty M. Howell, Vinson & Elkins LLP Companies with environmental compliance obligations should think carefully about and plan ahead for how the coronavirus outbreak might affect their ability to comply. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, companies may run out of the supplies they need to operate […]

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Thunder Bay expanding plastics recycling program

As reported by the CBC, Thunder Bay City Council recently renewed the contract for waste collection with GFL Environmental which includes an expansion of its curbside plastics recycling program to include all #1 (PETE) and #2 plastics (HDPE), including clamshell containers. The contract with GFL is for seven years at a cost of $3 million […]

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Sanexen Receives funding for pilot project to recycle C&D waste

RECYC-QUÉBEC recently awarded funding to SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc., for Phase 1 of a project to recycle and reclaim gypsum residues and fine residues from the construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) sector. As the Quebec Residual Materials Management Policy calls for fine residues to no longer be buried in landfills, CRD debris sorting centres are facing sizeable challenges. […]

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Canada’s Single-Use Plastics Law May Restrict Biodegradable Plastics

Written by Jonathan D. Cocker, Baker McKenzie Some might have wondered what the purpose might be for this joint assessment from Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada:  Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution, January 2020. After all, the federal government and the provinces have already entered into an agreement through the Canadian Council of the Ministers […]