Salmonella survives plastic crate washing test, transfers to fresh cucumber
(04 December 2019) – A scientific study just published in the international peer-review journal, Food Control, poses some serious questions about the sanitation of the re-usable plastic crates (RPCs) sometimes used to distribute fresh produce to retailers .. Read the rest of the post here
Newspapers’ big fall, but more packaging in Ontario households
(21 November 2019) – While the collective weight of Blue Box materials generated by Ontario households has not changed much over the last 16 years (down 12%), the type of material that ends up there certainly has.
Far fewer newspapers, for starters. Almost 162,000 tonnes fewer, according to a PPEC comparison of Stewardship Ontario generation data between . . . Read the rest of the post here
Ontario Blue Box recovery rate barely above 60% provincial target
(30 October 2019) – The recovery rate of Ontario’s residential Blue Box system has slipped again, to its lowest level since 2005. According to Stewardship Ontario, the 2018 recovery rate was 60.2%, just barely above the mandated provincial target.
Almost three-quarters of what’s currently being recovered is paper of one kind or another . . . Read the rest of the post here
Brand owners sucked in by Canopy’s embarrassing boo-boos
(17 October 2019) – Vancouver-based environmental group, Canopy, has launched a global campaign against paper packaging, claiming that three billion trees “disappear into packaging’’ every year leaving “a trail of deforestation, degraded forest systems, threatened species, and an increasingly volatile climate.”
Strong words. But are they true? . . . Read the rest of the post here
Paper’s Circular Economy:
Video courtesy of FEFCO
Most of the boxes and cartons made in Canada are 100% recycled content.
We want them back!