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2015 Sponsors

The RCO thanks the folllowinig sponsors for their generous support of our 2015 RCO Awards program. 

Category Sponsor: Municipal

Emterra Group is a full service waste management company headquartered in Burlington. Entrepreneur founder, Emmie Leung expanded her operations from Vancouver across Canada, arriving in Ontario in 1995.  En route to Ontario Emmie acquired Canadian Liquids Processors (CLP), adding depth to the parent company's service offerings. In 2013 CLP won a platinum award in the Sustainable Product or Service category.  



Category Sponsor: IC&I

Raw Materials Company (RMC), founded in 1985 and located in Port Colborne, is a leader in battery recycling - excelling in the extraction and recovery of all toxic chemicals and metals from a product that is now ubiquitous in 21st century life. RMC is committed to the best standards of battery recycling to ensure a safe environment for future generations.  RMC has won double platinum awards two years running in the Program Operator and Sustainable Product or Service categories.


Category Sponsor: Partnership

CleanFARMS is a not-for-profit industry stewardship organization headquartered in Toronto but serving agricultural communities across the country. CleanFARMS brings high standards of environmental responsibility to farmers who are dealing with large volumes of agricultural plastic and other inorganic waste. The collection programs implemented by CleanFARMS are reducing plastic waste as well as pesticides and veterinary medications in an increasing number of Canadian communities - helping farmers to remain good stewards of the land. CleanFARMS won a gold award in 2013 in the Program Operator category.


Category Sponsor: Product Innovation

UPak Group (Nothing Wasted, Plenty Gained) is a full service wastemanagement company with a "whole system" approach to the concept of zero waste. Observing a stringent hierarchy of waste handling, UPak is true to the 3Rs from source separation to reduction through procurement.  UPak's commitment to excellence is reflected in the success of their clients at the awards, notably Woodbine Entertainment Group that has achieved platinum status in consecutive years.





Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations that would like to align their organization with Ontario's leading waste reduction advocate. For more information email, or call 416-657-2797 / 1-888-501-9637 ext. 4.

Raw Materials Company (RMC) is an international waste and resource recycling organization. Established in 1985, RMC quickly rose to become an international leader in waste and resource recycling. With programs serving both the residential and commercial/industrial sector, RMC offers convenient and reliable solutions for responsible recycling, and has diverted over 200 million pounds of waste from landfills. In addition to battery recycling programs through retail, municipal and industrial partners, RMC also offers a full suite of responsible waste management services, ranging from electronic waste recycling to mercury, lamp and bulb recycling to metal recovery programs. For more information, please visit


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