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Author Archives for Michael Luscombe

Stewardship Ontario 2013 Program Performance

June 2, 2014 10:42 am Published by Comments Off on Stewardship Ontario 2013 Program Performance

The numbers are in! Read up on how Stewardship Ontario has helped divert nearly a million tonnes of recyclables from Ontario landfills in 2013.


Zooshare, an investment with pootential

November 22, 2013 1:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Zooshare, an investment with pootential

The non-profit ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. is developing a 500 kilowatt biogas plant at the Toronto Zoo. The facility, projected to start construction in mid-2014, will turn the zoo's poo and local grocery waste into electricity, heat and high-quality fertilizer.


2013 Stewardship Ontario Sustainability Summit

November 11, 2013 9:58 am Published by Comments Off on 2013 Stewardship Ontario Sustainability Summit

Our keynote speaker at the third Stewardship Ontario Sustainability Summit was the environmental lawyer and activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who addressed the responsibility of industry to reduce its environmental impact. In this video, Mr. Kennedy praises Canada for leading the way in its commitment to sustainability.


Orange Drop Program at Ontario Parks

November 1, 2013 12:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Orange Drop Program at Ontario Parks

One of my favourite parts of camping is reaching into my backpack and pulling out the components to assemble a mini-kitchen. Lightweight cutlery and plates along with a stove and fuel. The problem however after numerous delicious meals, is what to do with the empty propane cylinder. To try and solve this issue, Ontario Parks partnered with Stewardship Ontario in 2009 and started setting up Orange Drop bins in parks. How successful was this? In 2011, Ontario Parks and Stewardship Ontario were able to divert 102,000 kg of cylinders from our landfills!


Entropex Wins Gold Award for Excellence in Waste Reduction

October 29, 2013 3:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Entropex Wins Gold Award for Excellence in Waste Reduction

At the annual Recycling Council of Ontario Gala Awards, Entropex, a leading plastics recycler, received this year's Gold award for excellence in waste reduction. Entropex is a clean technology company and market leader in plastics recycling. It has successfully developed and commercialized the RigidReclaim™ process integrating plastics sorting, cleaning, processing and upgrading for mixed-rigid post-consumer plastics. This innovation expands the industry, creates green jobs and addresses the public interest in recovering mixed-rigid plastics.


Stewardship Ontario responds to the Ontario government’s proposed Bill 91, the Waste Reduction Act, 2013

September 9, 2013 9:39 am Published by Comments Off on Stewardship Ontario responds to the Ontario government’s proposed Bill 91, the Waste Reduction Act, 2013

On June 6, 2013, the Ontario government introduced Bill 91, the Waste Reduction Act, 2013, in the Ontario legislature. This new Act would replace the existing Waste Diversion Act, 2002. The public was given 90 days to review and comment on this proposed legislation. Stewardship Ontario has carefully considered its response to Bill 91 and prepared the following submission to the Ministry of the Environment.


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