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Increasingly common in our green vocabulary are phrases like Product Stewardship, Extended Producer Responsibility and Original Equipment Manufacturer. These are all phrases used to promote the idea that responsibility for a product must ultimately extend to everyone involved in the life cycle of that product.

Undisturbed, Mother Nature, has no difficulty with these recycling concepts. Plants are grown in the soil and returned to the soil, for example, and new vegetation is created. It is...

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One of the more interesting aspects of being part of the green revolution is that you are exposed to new ideas and recycling technologies on a constant basis. Recently we came across something which really caught our attention.

The Solar Roadways Project

Scott Brusaw of Sagle Idaho is an electrical engineer whose company, Solar Roadways, wants to build solar panels that will replace the asphalt that constitutes most roadways, driveways, parking lots and even the paved areas we play on in...

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The rules regarding electronic scrap have again been in the news of late. The European Parliament overwhelmingly recommended changes to its current legislation regarding the collection and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) - including trans-boundary movements. Similarly, a key issue at the 10th International Electronics Recycling Congress in Austria in January involved the export of this material to developing countries.

Off The Toxic Scale

Many of us have seen...

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As part of our ongoing community involvement and support for green planning education and initiatives, Peel Scrap Metal is pleased to once again be a sponsor of the ‘Show Me The Green’ competition at the University of Toronto. We are joined in this effort with sponsors such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Walmart, Ontario Power Authority, MBNA and Bullfrog Power.

Presented by the Undergraduate Commerce Society, SMG is a compelling business case competition designed to challenge the...

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On the Natural Resources Canada Website, the government points out that in this country it is estimated that 15 million tons of non-ferrous and ferrous metal scrap are recycled each year.

In the U. S.,  ISRI (the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) states that in the U.S. enough ferrous scrap is recycled that if put in rail cars, it would stretch in a line for 11,349 miles or half way around the planet. In addition, about 6.6 million tons of non-ferrous scrap were recovered in 2007 –...

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