Sector Resources

Publications

Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA)

Statistics Canada

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)

United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

  • Towards a green economy: Investing in energy and resource efficiency (2011) - Chapter: Waste
  • Towards a green economy: Investing in energy and resource efficiency (2011) - Chapter: Buildings

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

ACCA, Fauna & Flora International, and KPMG

Network for Business Sustainability (NBS)

Waste Management Industry Survey: Business and Government Sectors

 

Around the web

Recycling Council of Ontario

  • Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization involved in policy, education and project work around the issues of consumption, waste generation, reduction and diversion, and recycling. More.

Waste Reduction Week

  • Waste Reduction Week engages and empowers Canadians to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, and is held in the third week of October each year. Businesses are encouraged to take part and register their event. More.

Ontario Ministry of the Environment

  • Waste diversion is an important principle intended to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or goes to treatment sites such as incinerators. More.
  • Environmental Protection Act: Ontario Regulation 102/94: Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans. More.
  • Environmental Protection Act: Ontario Regulation 103/94: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Source Separation Programs. More.
  • Waste Diversion Act (2002) and regulations. More.

Statistics Canada

  • Waste Management Industry Survey: Business and Government Sectors,  gathers information on the financial characteristics and waste management activities undertaken by companies, local governments and other public waste management bodies. More.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Climate Change and Waste: The manufacture, distribution and use of products – as well as management of the resulting waste – all result in greenhouse gas emissions. Waste prevention and recycling reduce greenhouse gases associated with these activities by reducing methane emissions, saving energy, and increasing forest carbon sequestration. More.
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing: Geared first to help federal purchasers, this site can help green vendors, businesses large and small -- and consumers. More.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • The Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM) is an open-ended partnership for international organizations, Governments, businesses, academia, local authorities and NGOs. It was launched in November 2010 to enhance international cooperation among stakeholders, identify and fill information gaps, share information and strengthen awareness, political will, and capacity to promote resource conservation and resource efficiency. More.
  • UNEP's Resource Efficiency Programme works to promote resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production in both developed and developing countries. The focus is on achieving increased understanding and implementation by public and private decision makers of policies and actions for resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production. More.