Mar 8th, 2020
Clearview Mayor Doug Measures with Clearview’s Quench trailer News release from Clearview Township March 2 2020 Council supports the protection of the Clearview environment through the reduction and future elimination of single-use plastic shopping bags, plastic water bottles, plastic cutlery, ...
Jan 29th, 2020
Canada recycles just 9 per cent of its plastics with the rest dumped in landfill and incinerators or tossed away as litter. Could Sweden, with less than 1% of household garbage sent to landfill, have the answer? From BBC World Service With countries shutting their doors to foreign recyclable waste a...
Jan 25th, 2020
Jonathon Shore Update: a Celebration of Life for Jonathon Shore will be held at 1 – 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 8 2020 at New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane (off Hurontario St.), Collingwood. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network January 18 2020 It is with great sadness that we report the death of...
Jan 21st, 2020
Toronto Star editorial Ontario is weakening independent oversight of recycling at the very time the province needs it more than ever. It’s the latest evidence of the Ford government’s inability to see even a couple steps ahead as it goes about its thoughtless cost-cutting and regulatory changes seemi...
Jan 20th, 2020
Association of Municipalities of Ontario seeking feedback on proposed full-producer-responsibility model by Chris Simon Barrie Advance Following up on a recent request for feedback from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Barrie councillors say they’re prepared to transition the city’...
Jan 15th, 2020
Councillor Ralph Cipolla When Ralph Cipolla’s beloved golden doodle swallowed a piece of plastic while walking an area trail, the Orillia councillor had a choice to make. “Put him down or a very expensive operation,” Cipolla told his colleagues this week. “We chose to do the operation.” Cipolla reco...
Jan 5th, 2020
Rivers are a major conduit of plastic pollution into the world’s oceans Thomson Reuters December 17, 2019 The Amsterdam bubble barrier used to collect plastic is basically a tube placed on the bottom of a river or canal, with holes where air is pressed through to create a ‘bubble curtain....
Nov 24th, 2019
AWARE News Network Last week, Simcoe County received this staff report on next steps in its plan to locate its organics and waste handling facility in the Freele Tract on Horsehoe Valley Road. CCW 2019-399 Friends of Simcoe Forests which, along with Nicholyn Farms and Edward Krajid, is appealing the ...
Nov 11th, 2019
By: Jessica Owen Barrie Advance November 7 2019 Progress on the County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre project (ERRC) is churning slowly, especially now that a second appeal has been added to the project stack. A Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) case management conference bet...
Oct 23rd, 2019
Bradford DM James Leduc says county contract is too large for one supplier Scroll down for update from New Tecumseth Free Press Online Waste Connections ‘made a fortune on this contract and they don’t give a rat’s behind on what they’re doing here,’ says Leduc By: Jessica Owen Barrie Toda...