Recent stories about waste

A man wearing a mask holds up a large piece of square material made of recycled plastic
business waste

[Re] Waste gets traction solving plastic problems for companies

A plastic-recycling startup created in its founder's garage during the pandemic has gained enough traction to contemplate expansion across Canada by 2024.

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Organics bin and recycling on the street
city council budget

On the agenda: Budget motions, ward boundaries, and waste services

This week, utility committee meets on Jan. 30, and city council meets on Jan. 31, with a continuation scheduled for Feb. 1 if needed. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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Four smiling members of the DishZero team stand with their arms around each other
food waste

Reusable container service launches at UAlberta

As pressure rises on restaurants to decrease their use of single-use items, a group of current and former students at the University of Alberta has come up with a way to make it easy — and free — to offer reusable containers for takeout.

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The Sedona Apartments project proposed for 10209 100 Avenue NW
city council police

Coming up at council: July 4-8, 2022

This is city council's final week of meetings before the summer break. There's a city council meeting on July 4, with a continuation scheduled for July 6. A public hearing is scheduled for July 5.

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Overhead shot of a garbage can with food waste
food waste

Wasted food is a climate issue — what can be done to decrease it?

Edmonton's green bin program was started in 2021 to divert tonnes of garbage associated with food from the landfill. But the very act of having people separate organics from their trash may also be an oblique public awareness campaign about the prevalence of food waste, says the director of sustainable waste processing for the city.

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Cover art for Becoming Less Podcast, featuring the title in a circle around a simple drawing of a leaf
podcast environment

Podcast pick: Becoming Less Podcast

Looking for less waste, less consumption, less impact, less clutter, and less stress? The Becoming Less Podcast from Waste Free Edmonton is here to help.

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Organics bin and recycling on a snowy street
city council housing

Coming up at council: Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2022

Community and public services committee meets on Jan. 31, executive committee is scheduled for Feb. 2, and utility committee is on Feb. 4. Here are some of the key items scheduled to be considered:

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