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Plastic Is In!

Did you know that many municipalities now accept mixed plastics like egg cartons, fruit and veggie trays, strawberry containers, water bottles, muffin containers and barbecue chicken domes in the Blue Box?

Stewardship Ontario has worked with the counties of Northumberland and Peterborough, the cities of Kingston, Cornwall, North Bay and Peterborough, as well as York and Niagara Regions to collect more plastic in their Blue Box programs. Check your municipality to find out what Plastic Is In your Blue Box.



How Canada’s Top Five Food Retailers added More Plastic to the Blue Box
Stewardship Ontario teams up with industry associations and Canada’s big-five grocers to recycle rigid plastic food containers. Read More

Ontario Family Business Closes the Loop on Sustainability
Ice River Springs is the first bottled-water company in North America to make its own bottles using 100 per cent recycled PET plastic. Co-owner, Sandy Gott says: “The vision and support of Stewardship Ontario was instrumental in making self-manufactured bottle-to-bottle recycling happen.  Read More

How the Blue Box Helped Create a Blue Planet® at Canadian Tire
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.  Read More

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. Read More   

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