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Blue Box Case Studies

After the last drop – collecting, sorting and processing coffee cups

Published on December 2, 2016 11:23 am
Over the past seven years, Stewardship Ontario and its partners have undertaken a range of studies to divert more coffee cups from landfill by improving how the cups are recycled. These collective efforts have spanned the range of recycling activities – from expanding curbside collection, to refining the sorting of cups at material recovery…
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Promising Cleantech Start-Ups

Published on October 21, 2013 12:00 am
Ontario, the birthplace of the Blue Box, is perhaps one of the world’s most mature constituencies for stewardship and recycling behaviours. Discover how a passion for green chemistry could become a marketable environmental technology.
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Mixed-Plastic Recycling Technology Diverts 10,000 Tonnes from Landfill

Published on April 22, 2013 12:54 am
EFS-plastics Inc. makes resin pellets for new consumer products from used margarine containers, yogurt cups, caps, lids and plastic films, including shopping, frozen vegetable and bread bags. With the help of Stewardship Ontario, the Listowel company has expanded its recycling and reprocessing operations.
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Rigid Reclaim Process is Recycling Innovation

Published on March 26, 2013 5:04 pm
A Sarnia company is sorting and converting previously unrecyclable rigid plastics into raw materials for new products. Thanks largely to their process, 30 per cent more plastic was recovered in Ontario in 2012 than 2008. It has the potential to transform municipal recycling around the world.
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How the Blue Box Helped Create a Blue Planet® at Canadian Tire

Published on March 26, 2013 5:00 pm
With more mixed rigid plastics and film in the Blue Box, Stewardship Ontario researched innovative recycling processes and new markets for the materials. Ontario’s Blue Box Stewards invested in new processing technology, and what followed led to a range of recycled household products at Canadian Tire.
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