Jun 28th, 2017
Polluted beach in Senegal Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20%...
Jun 27th, 2017
By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press A proposal to bury tonnes of radioactive waste in a bunker near Lake Huron has moved a step toward a decision on whether the multibillion-dollar project can proceed. Federal authorities say they are satisfied Ontario Power Generation has provided additional informa...
Jun 26th, 2017
AWARE Simcoe News Network The following motion is to be debated tomorrow – Tuesday June 27 – by Simcoe County Council, meeting in Committee of the whole: Moved By: Councillor French That the County put a pause on the development plans for the ERRC until such time as County Council has bee...
Jun 16th, 2017
from Friends of Simcoe Forests ►►► VERY IMPORTANT MEETING ALERT ►►► RE: PROPOSED ERRC (Environmental Resource Recovery Centre) AT 2976 HORSESHOE VALLEY ROAD WEST (FREELE FOREST) The Township of Springwater will be holding a public meeting on Monday June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Springwater Administr...
Jun 15th, 2017
By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times As the keynote speaker during Thursday’s Zero Waste Conference at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus, Glen Murray said the province’s continued push to reduce its carbon footprint will lead to more jobs and a stronger, more prosperous economy. “We’re emp...
May 15th, 2017
Sign in Tamil Nadu, India -Wikipedia Commons From Zero Waste Ontario The Zero Waste Ontario Conference takes place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, on Thursday June 15 and Friday, June 16, 2017 The goal of the Zero Waste Ontario conference is to educate and activate participants to create sust...
Apr 23rd, 2017
There are so many Issues going on in Simcoe County it’s hard to know where to start. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the debacle of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds concluded several weeks ago. So a decision should be coming out soon. With all the illegal activities, fines and zoning violations inc...
Apr 5th, 2017
New Tecumseth Free Press Simcoe County councillors are expected next week to approve recommendations that will reduce the total number of allowable residential garbage bags and or containers collected at curbside, to four – including three with tags. Currently the maximum is eight, including se...
Feb 23rd, 2017
Only Most Expensive ERRC Option Passes Smell Test All Simcoe County taxpayers will pay through the nose to place waste management facility where it does not belong from Friends of Simcoe Forests Friends of Simcoe Forests is calling on Simcoe County Council to reconsider placing its proposed Environme...
Feb 7th, 2017
AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council gathers on Thursday, February 9th at 9 a.m. at the Simcoe County Museum for a special workshop related to Solid Waste Management. Excerpt from Staff Overview (Report #1) CO – 17-002 The County’s Solid Waste Management Strategy was completed and approved ...