Recycling industry -- Canada  

The National The dirty business of sorting your recycling bin

Recycling is a ritual in a lot of Canadian homes, and we do it with the best intentions. But intentions in our kitchens may not be good enough.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The Weekly The dirty truth about recycling

Canadians are among the world’s top producers of plastic waste, but a lot of what gets put in a blue box doesn’t actually end up getting recycled. A large portion of what people think is being recycled is sent overseas to countries such as the Philippines or Malaysia where it ends up in illegal junkwards. The Weekly’s Wendy Mesley speaks ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National Recycling incorrectly can cost taxpayers big time

Recycling incorrectly can cost taxpayers big time. From not rinsing out containers to throwing garbage into the recycling, contaminating your blue bin can do more harm than good.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The National Trying to recycle everything comes at a high cost

Trying to recycle everything — including hard-to-recycle items like coffee pods and cigarette butts — can come at a high cost.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

The National How your lifestyle is making recycling unsustainable

Our changing lifestyle is making the standard “blue box recycling” unsustainable as communities struggle to adapt to more plastics and fewer newspapers. New composite plastics are harder to recycle so new technologies are needed — and that means higher costs for local governments.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National Green Sweep: Transforming Our Trash

Canadians are generating more waste than ever. But even if we reduce our garbage as much as we can, what can we do with the waste that's left? This series of six mini-documentaries from The National looks at innovative ways some Canadians already recycle and re-use, as well as the big-ticket items we still struggle to scrap responsibly. Whether it's the runaway ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2000 Urban Garbage: Landfill or Recycle?

Public education does not just occur in schools; a long-term process, it plays an important role in everyone's daily life. As urban populations increase, infrastructures like waste management systems become critical, as does educating citizens to its role in making the systems work. This report focuses on how Toronto and Halifax have dealt with urban garbage and explores garbage as ...
  • 2000
  • 00:09:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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