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Compost Council of Canada

Address 16, rue Northumberland St., Toronto, ON, M6H 1P7, CA
Phone 416-535-0240
Email [email protected]
Website compost.org

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National Arts Centre compost program to divert 500,000 containers

The National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa and the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, this week, Compost Awareness Week 2019, unveiled an innovative program that will introduce plant-based food and drink containers and transform them into rich compost to be put into herb gardens at the NAC. The move will divert 500,000 containers from the landfill annually.

​International organizations rally together for International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated in many countries throughout the world annually during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of compost and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.

Curbing the 40 percent loss of all food produced in Canada to waste remains focus for compost Council

Sometimes when in the grocery store lineup waiting to check out, I look at my fellow shoppers, their filled carts, and wonder about our collective presumption that there will always be enough food to buy. Not whether we have the money to buy it, but rather will there be enough food, along with the variety and freshness, that we in the first world have come to expect?

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2018 is May 6 - 12

May 6 - 12, 2018 is International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated in Canada, the U.S. and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.

Organic residuals continue to deliver gains in waste diversion, GHG reductions, job creation and environmental benefits

Organics recycling has long left its pioneering days, with the risky early times being nurtured by a roster of individual entrepreneurs, both in the private as well as public sector, who saw the potential, understood the rightness and stepped up to make good change happen. Today, the #1 material being recycled across Canada, organic residuals, are delivering local gains in waste diversion, greenhouse gas reductions, skilled job creation and all the fertility and environmental benefits associated with returning compost back to the soil. The multiplier effect through the amassing of these many individual local initiatives are creating solid gains for both provincial and national success stories. An industry has been created, still junior but with “good bones”, ready for exponential growth with heightened emphasis and greater financial support.

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