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Coverage of recycling since January 10, 2022.

Grain Bag Recycling Program Hits Four-Year Milestone

"...Saskatchewan's Grain Bag Collection Program collects used agricultural grain bags in the province and ensures the plastic is recycled rather than ending up in landfill sites..."

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Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority warns of recycling delays

"...The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority is warning residents there may be delays in recycling collection, due to staff shortages from COVID-19..."

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Sylvan Lake town council pushes forward with waste water, water management bylaws

"...At Sylvan Lake’s regular meeting of council on Jan. 10, council was presented with two proposed changes to waste and water management and the release of the 2022-2024 budget..."

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Possible delays in recycling pick-up due to COVID

"...The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) is warning residents there may be delays in recycling collection due to staff shortages from COVID-19..."

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CRD curbside recycling collection continues to face service delays

"...Greater Victoria residents are encouraged to return paper, cardboard and mixed containers to a recycling depot themselves to ease collection volume until service returns to normal..."

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Work to Grow: A Vision to Reduce and Repurpose Waste in Newfoundland Nature Canada

"...About 400,000 tonnes of food waste is thrown out every year in Newfoundland and Labrador, and 3F Waste Recovery, a startup of 11 people in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, wants to decrease that number. The three F’s in the company’s name stand for farm, fish and forestry — the main areas in which they’re trying to reduce waste..."

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PACE looking for partner for mattress recycling grant

"...A PACE worker separates the different parts of a matress for recycling at the landfill. This is just one of the contracts PACE has for empolying people in the community who face barriers to employment. (Submitted)..."

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Summerland also being eyed for hydrogen plant

"...He said the company is eyeing a one-acre plot near the Summerland wastewater treatment plant that could be home to a 10,000-square-foot building, which at full annual production could generate 1,080 metric tonnes of green hydrogen, 18,000 metric tonnes of aluminum and five megawatts of electricity. Neil estimates the facility could create 15 to 17 permanent jobs, while generating “zero” pollution and recycling most of the water it requires. Coun..."

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Nelson temporary garbage drop extended to Jan. 22

"...But anyone who is overwhelmed with recycling can take it to the RDCK recycling depots at 70 Lakeside Dr. or at the Grohman depot, but sorted into the proper bins, not left unsorted in bags..."

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Kootenay-side regional recycling services resume

"...The regional district has confirmed that regular collection of curbside recycling in Trail has resumed. As well, the McKelvey Creek Landfill is again accepting recyclable materials including flexible plastics, Styrofoam and more..."

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Recycling depots change hands in Tofino and Ucluelet

"...On Jan. 15, 2021 Ozzard Environmental will officially own the recycling depots..."

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Recycling depot encouraging residents to be patient with weather-related delays in pickup

"...“Last week, the snowy weather and road conditions meant we weren’t able to pick up recycling on Thursday, Dec. 30. We appreciate residents who held on to their recycling for this week or brought it to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot,” said Leanne Koehn of the recycling society, adding that the weeks following Christmas are already their busiest time of the year, and the road conditions made it even more difficult..."

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Jobs in recycling

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Labourer 1/Truck Driver - Solid Waste & Recycling - City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

"...Last Updated: 1/5/22 3:13 PMDescriptionThe goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.   With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.   People like you!..."

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Environmental Manager, (Montreal and Toronto)

"...waste disposal and handling, , Recycling programs, Hazardous material (chemical) emergency response plan in collaboration with HS Manager,..."

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Environmental Coordinator

"...Coordinate and maintain waste and recycling processes, collection and analysis of waste data, support..."

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Custodian I

"...Washroom cleaning, including doors, fixtures, walls and windows, and supplies stocking..."

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133 • Recycling Food Waste

Duration: 44:28

"...Talking compost this week and digging into a solution for food waste at an industrial scale..."

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RealAg Radio, June 2: Cyber-attack aftermath, the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit, and record breaking recycling

Duration: 55:21

"...Welcome to the mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, thanks for tuning in! On today’s show you’ll hear: Greg Henderson, editor of Drovers, on the poorly-timed situation of JBS being cyber-attacked and the outcomes; Rick White, president and CEO of the Canadian Canola Growers Association, talks about the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit; Barry Friesen, executive. ..."

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Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for May 2021

Duration: 17:46

"...Join Shari and Denise for the new and improved Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for May 2021.  They start off by checking in on where we are regarding global GHG emissions and what groups like IEA and the UN have to say..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about recycling.

Moving towards a circular economy

"...The EU adopted new initiatives to increase the level of recycling and moving towards a circular economy..."

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World Ocean Summit Insight Hour: Plastics and circularity - closing the plastic loop

"...- When considering a circular economy for plastics, how can chemical recycling complement mechanical recycling to help the plastics industry on this journey, and what does this entail? ..."

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Linking Soil Biology to Soil Health: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Webinar Series, Episode 2

"...When these soil organism functional groups are in balance and working together, they contribute to ecosystem resiliency that allows the ecosystem to bounce back after a disturbance like a flood or drought as well as resist the negative impacts of these disturbances..."

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Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about recycling relevant to the latest news.

Environmental Issues in Serbia: Pollution and Nature Conservation

"...It is facing the serious air pollution in the major cities (category III), low level of the wastewater from utility and industrial sources (that less than 15%), an inadequate waste management with a small percentage of recycling, as well as the degradation and pollution of the quality soil which is one of the key natural resources in Serbia..."

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A Comprehensive Study on Electrical and Electronic Waste Management

"...Parallelly, in formal recycling, the materials of a different nature are sorted properly and treated with appropriate methods, as it does not affect our surroundings..."

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Water reuse in the food industry

"...Due to the significant growing demand for water, it is urgent to those in the food industry to consider a more rational and sustainable use of such a scarce natural resource..."

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Integrated multi-enterprise agricultural system for sustaining livelihood, energy use and resource recycling: a case study from

"...Therefore, a study was planned during 2014?2018 involving multiple enterprises like food crops, agroforestry (fruits?+?vegetables), forage, livestock and water harvesting-cum-fish production to enhance productivity, profitability, energy efficiency, resource recycling and soil health..."

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Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Waste to Amorphous Phase Carbon for Treating Industrial Waste Water

"...The first part of the chapter overviews the recent advances in thermochemical processes; used to produce functionalized lingo-cellulosic fiber, biochar and activated carbon for water treatmentwhich can strengthen sustainable circular economy..."

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Food waste management in the retail sector: challenges that hinder transition to circular economy

"...For this purpose, the study aims to investigate the challenges encountered in the inability to evaluate food wastes in the retail sector within the framework of circular economy to highlight retailer markets to have effective waste management policies..."

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Modern Landfilling Approaches for Waste Disposal and Management

"...Municipal solid waste management involves recycling, burning, conversion of waste to electricity, composting, or waste disposal..."

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Exploring the potential of vermicompost as a sustainable strategy in circular economy: improving plants? bioactive properties a

"...Vermicompost has the potential to be used in a variety of ways in the circular economy, including for agricultural sustainability, managing waste, pollutant remediation, biogas production and animal feed production..."

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Toxicants, entanglement, and mitigation in New England?s emerging circular economy for food waste

"...Drawing on research with food waste recycling facilities in New England, this paper explores a fundamental tension between the eco-modernist logics of the circular economy and the reality of contemporary waste streams..."

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Empirical use of fly ash for rhizobial population and yield of some legume crops for sustainable agriculture

"...Recycling of FA will support reuse of precious materials which would otherwise be wasted and alleviate energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from extraction and processing..."

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Mechanical Assessment of Recycled Bituminous Mixtures

"...The circular economy presupposes that materials have several cycles during them life..."

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Thermal Cracking of High-Density Polyethylene Wastes and Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon

"...The energy crisis is another global issue, and recycling plastic waste conversion techniques has the influence to avoid it..."

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