Good news and bad news on Ontario’s Blue BoxNovember 16, 2020 – The good news is that Ontario householders are generating less paper, plastic, glass and metal waste these days, 14% less than they were back in 2003. That is the year the province regulated industry to share the net cost of the province’s popular Blue Box program and waste statistics became more widely available. Of course, the number of people living in the province has increased since 2003,. . . Read the rest of the post here
Almost 80,000 more tonnes of plastic in Ontario homes than 10 years ago
October 28, 2020 – An analysis of the last 10 years of data on Blue Box-type materials generated by Ontario households shows a 34% increase in the amount of plastic packaging ending up in the home. And most of it (70%) did not get sent on for recycling.
The major increase is in the catch-all category of “other” plastics . . . Read the rest of the post here
Executive Director (Part-time)
(October 5, 2020) – An opportunity has opened to lead the Canadian paper packaging industry on environmental issues
The Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) was formed in 1990 as an umbrella organisation to focus on environmental issues affecting the sector. Its membership includes over 90% of the packaging mills in the country and most of its packaging converters… . . . Read the rest of the post here