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Jul 26th, 2010
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Government looks at placing burden of blue box program solely on industryBy Tanya Talaga Toronto Star July 24 2010Plans to fully privatize the province’s blue box recycling program, saving municipalities up to $120 million a year, are in limbo due to the Stewardship Ontario fiasco, the Star has learn...
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Jul 14th, 2010
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Townships need to be kept informed Orangeville Citizen June 26 2010ALTHOUGH WE ACKNOWLEDGE that higher levels of government need to have a measure of control over most things for the common good, we are less than impressed by Queen’s Park’s apparent lack of respect for governments at the ...
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Jul 13th, 2010
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From Lake Ontario Waterkeeper — May 25 2010– Environment Canada has proposed the enactment of a Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulation to address the ongoing and serious problems caused by sewage pollution in Canadian waters. The most significant aspect of the proposed change is that the ...
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Jul 13th, 2010
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Comments in Toronto Star "the consumer is none the wiser” are a setback for all who rely upon public trustZero Waste Simcoe Chair Gord McKay has contacted  Gemma Zecchini, CEO of Ontario's Stewardship Ontario program regarding her comments in this news item Toronto Star Article – July 10, 2010  “Bury...
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Jul 13th, 2010
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CBC News July 12, 2010 Green bin material from other cities may be shipped to Ottawa. (CBC) The temporary closure of an organics recycling plant in southwestern Ontario could have an impact on Ottawa.Orgaworld has voluntarily shut down operations at its London, Ont., facility while it performs upgrad...
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Jul 9th, 2010
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Letter writer responds to three articles Orangeville Citizen July 8 2010Please accept this as my response to “Unhelpful Criticism” , “County vigilantly investigating proposal” from June 17, 2010, as well as “Sounds like a good deal” from June 24, 2010. It is unfair of your paper to say my analysis is...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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Ontario government postpones environmental legislation News release - Zero Waste Simcoe - June 24 2010 --Legislation created by Ontario Minister of the Environment, which planned to revise Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act, and which was ready for parliamentary introduction in June, has been postponed. ...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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By Guy Crittenden Solid Waste and Recyling Magazine June 14 2010In May an argument resurfaced between the Composting Council of Canada (CCC) and Stewardship Ontario (SO) over the definition of compost as a fertilizer and negative implications from its inclusion in Ontario’s stewardship program for mu...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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By Guy Crittenden Solid Waste Recycling Magazine June 21 2010Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government in Ontario has capitulated to lobby pressure from regulated industry and postponed (possibly permanently) one of the most important pieces of constructive environmental legislation in a generation.The le...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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The Toronto Star June 8 2010Disposal of what we no longer want or need — our garbage — tends to follow the path of least resistance: cost. Greener alternatives would never see the light of day if not for government regulations that push people beyond the cheapest, dirtiest options.So it’s disappointi...