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Reduce and reuse before you recycle

by Julie Kwiecinski   At times, we are so focused on recycling that we forget the earlier options in the “3Rs” hierarchy, which include “reduce” and “reuse”. If you tend to buy what you want, instead of just what you need, you’ve likely accumulated a stockpile of items in your home that you don’t use, but are in great condition. “Reduce” actually means you aren’t supposed to buy the items you…
Posted by WDO Admin on Aug 25, 2015

How to say “goodbye” to your electronics: The choice is yours

  Carmelina Macario, Oversight Analyst, WEEE   Most people like choices. Whether it’s deciding on food, a book or music. As the saying goes, “Options are good.”   The same thinking applies to deciding which type and brand of an electronic product to buy, and how to get rid of it, whether it’s a computer, television, stereo, speaker, telephone, or other piece of electronic equipment.   In…
Posted by WDO Admin on Aug 11, 2015

WDO’s Enforcement Tools

by Mary Cummins, WDO Oversight Analyst   A number of enforcement tools are available to WDO through the Plan Agreement that allow us to seek corrective action if an Industry Stewardship Organization (ISO) does not meet the objectives of its WDO-approved Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP).   To validate outcomes reported by an ISO and to verify that the ISO’s reported information is accurate and…
Posted by WDO Admin on Aug 5, 2015
Nov 27, 2015

New Waste-Free Ontario Act (Bill 151)

Yesterday, the Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate…
Nov 23, 2015

CEO Update Report (November 23, 2015)

To read our November 23, 2015 CEO Update Report, please click here. Our next CEO…
Nov 16, 2015

New Titles for Oversight Analysts at WDO

To better reflect the full range of their oversight responsibilities and…

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