Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

Too Much Plastic in Toronto

The city of Toronto is considering tough action to curb waste generated by overly packaged consumer products. The choices range from an outright ban on materials used in food takeout, to a tax on retail plastic bags, to a city-run deposit-return program, and many other possibilities in-between. Industry is, of course, opposed to new regulations, […]

Garbage Pickers are Breaking the Law

In Toronto it is against the law to be a garbage picker. That surprised me. It seems that the city is very protective of the bottles and cans that people throw out. Aluminum in the cans sells for about $2,000 a tonne. Now that liquor bottles are returnable, there’s even more money at stake. The […]