Blue Box System

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Nothing is 100% recyclable or 100% compostable

Claims for 100% recyclable and 100% compostable seem to be proliferating. Are they accurate? Are they legal? Or are they just another form of greenwash? It’s not surprising that North American consumers are confused. Because in common speech, the words “recyclable” and “compostable” can mean three different things: technically recyclable or compostable, meaning that the […]

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Giving paper due credit

How often have you seen this graphic commonly used to signify Ontario’s Blue Box System?  It’s even on Waste Diversion Ontario’s website.  You’d be forgiven for thinking that bottles and cans are the only materials being recovered. Wrong. Big Time.  In fact, plastic, glass and metal containers represent just over 20% of what Ontario’s Blue

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