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Vancouver plastic bag ban, single-use fees start New Year's Day

The City of Vancouver is requiring all businesses to charge at least $0.25 for disposable cups, $0.15 for paper bags, and $1 for a new reusable shopping bags. Read more

Zero Waste 2040

A zero waste community is a community that supports sustainable resource use, a healthy economy, affordability, vibrant and inclusive neighborhoods, and equal opportunity through the elimination of solid waste. Read more

Getting to Zero Waste by 2040

British Columbia is ahead of most North American jurisdictions in implementing composting and recycling programs. Yet, we are systemically burdened by endless amounts of packaging, especially the mass proliferation of plastic, which is an environmental tragedy of our times. Ream more

Opportunities for Reusables in Retail Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada

The National Zero Waste Council, an initiative of Metro Vancouver, is leading Canada's transition to a circular economy by bringing together governments, businesses and NGOs. Read more


How to live a zero-waste lifestyle: Small steps toward a greener future

According to Community Research Connections (CRC), a research group committed to sustainability based in Victoria, B.C., Canadians create a lot of waste, more “per capita than any other country on earth.” Read more


Green Packaging Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The green packaging market registered a value of USD 266. 7 billion in 2020 and is expected to be 404. 96 billion in 2026 to register a CAGR of 7. 4% over the forecast period from 2021 to 2026. Read more


The 7 Biggest Packaging Design Trends For 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on packaging design and the packaging industry. And, your packaging is not just a selling tool that helps you build a strong brand identity for your business. Read more


R-eco: Is Zero Plastic Waste the Only Way Forward?

R-eco Packaging Solutions Inc. reaffirms its innovative approach as momentum in support of reusables builds in the wake of the pandemic. Read more


Four key trends that will shape the future of packaging to 2028

According to research by Smithers in The Future of Packaging: Long-Term Strategic Forecast to 2028, between 2018 and 2028 the global packaging market is set to expand by almost 3% per annum, reaching over $1.2 trillion. Read more


Big Supermarket Concerns of Zero-Waste Shopping

Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University professor and food distribution researcher, wrote in an article that 40 per cent of what people put in their grocery carts results in food waste. Read more

R-eco Launches Creative Packaging Solution

R-eco to start manufacturing and partnerships for Eco-friendly packaging in Canada. Read more


R-eco is moving toward zero plastic waste

R-eco Packaging Solutions Inc. encourages participation in the development and innovation of reusable and recyclable products through Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Initiative. Read more


Retail Refill Business Opens in Edmonton

Two Edmonton entrepreneurs are hoping to reduce plastic consumption with a new zero-waste retail store. Read more


Reducing Waste in 2020

2020 is set to be a transitional year for many Canadian consumers and businesses as they adopt new measures to minimize plastic and other forms of waste that clog landfills. Read more


Single-use Plastics Bans Proposed

Vancouver city council has approved new by-laws targeting waste and litter from single-use items such as plastic shopping bags, disposable cups, utensils and plastic straws. Read more


Montreal Zero-Waste Challenge

Last year, more than 900,000 tonnes of waste was produced on the island of Montreal. Four years ago, only 40 per cent of waste was recycled. The goal is to increase that to 70 per cent by 2025. Read more


Retail Reducing Waste

The Nickel Refillery will be a place where you can shop for things such as shampoo, hand soap and window cleaner in bulk, but you will need to either bring, borrow or buy your own reusable container. Read more


MP Proposes Zero-waste Packaging Bill

NDP MP Nathan Cullen tabled the Zero-Waste Packaging Act in Parliament Wednesday, which is aimed at all consumer product packaging with the goal of reducing waste and cutting the cost municipalities pay for landfills. Read more