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The Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative is a multi stakeholder group under the umbrella of Fashion Takes Action. OTDC is committed to minimizing the number of textiles going into landfill by increasing the rate of textile diversion and by encouraging the development of a textile recycling industry in Ontario. Our stakeholders include municipalities, academics, brand owners, retailers and industry organisations, NGOs, textile collectors and charities. OTDC has been funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Collective Impact grant.

​The Share Reuse Repair Initiative (SRRI) brings together government, business and community innovators to build a culture and economy of sharing, reuse and repair in the Greater Vancouver region in order to prevent waste, support lighter living and enable circular innovation   The SRRI has three key functions: to collaboratively test promising prototypes; to build a more consistent foundation of support through policy, funding and partnerships; and to amplify existing efforts while catalyzing positive new innovation.

During Earth Week, schools are challenged to learn and take action on plastics waste by reducing their use, while collecting discarded plastic bags (that cannot be reused) for recycling in their schools and beyond. The Plastic Bag Grab challenge is an environmental awareness program that engages schools and students on the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle and can be incorporated into existing curriculum.

 

 

The City of Toronto's Long Term Waste Management Strategy is bringing back Secondhand Sunday!

Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. is your next chance to share any unwanted, reusable household items. Simply leave them on your property next to the sidewalk or curb for your neighbours to take for free. Then, check out what your neighbours left out for the taking! That thing your neighbour no longer wants could be exactly what you need!

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.

This Food Matters Action Kit is loaded with informative resources and hands-on, creative activities to inspire youth of all ages to prevent food waste at home, at school and in their communities. From organizing a Disco Soup party and learning food preservation techniques from elders to building worm composters and solar dehydrators, these activities are designed to encourage youth of all ages to start making a difference right now to prevent food waste.

This Food Matters Action Kit is loaded with informative resources and hands-on, creative activities to inspire youth of all ages to prevent food waste at home, at school and in their communities. From organizing a Disco Soup party and learning food preservation techniques from elders to building worm composters and solar dehydrators, these activities are designed to encourage youth of all ages to start making a difference right now to prevent food waste.

Today, federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers agreed to work collectively toward a common goal of zero plastic waste. To this end, they approved in principle a Canada-wide strategy on zero plastic waste, which outlines a vision to keep all plastics in the economy and out of the environment.

The sharing economy describes how peer-to-peer technology and changing economic and environmental values are dramatically altering the fundamental questions - who, what, where, when and how - related to the production and consumption of goods and services. These and other factors are driving a growing number of sharing economy companies, consumers, and people-as-businesses to choose shared access over ownership for an increasing number of goods and services.

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