November conference to explore the importance of competitive markets for Extended Producer Responsibility in Canada. more »

Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

There is no doubt that some goods are over-packaged and that more can be done to reduce the amount of paper, glass, metal, and plastic packaging that ends up in consumers’ homes. But blaming packaging all the time is only part of the story. more »

Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

To ban or not to ban, that is the question…. In the case of Montreal, it has decided to place a ban on single-use plastic bags starting in 2018 which I disagree with and you can read why in this post. more »

Aug 24, 2016 1:34 PM Columns

I have read that Lego has budgeted up to $150 million to find an alternative to petroleum for its block. But while they are looking into building a better block, why don’t they address the blocks they’ve already got in circulation? more »

Aug 24, 2016 12:54 PM Columns

In December 2014 while attending the ConstructCanada show, I went to a few seminars that I really enjoyed. more »

Aug 23, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Aging baby boomers are beginning to impact both the products and the packaging that Canadians will use in the future. more »

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

A recent Statistics Canada report on household e-waste reveals some interesting diversion data on other materials. more »

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Our columnist Paul van der Werf (@2cg_ and @allfoodisfood) is on the Netherlands Waste and Wastewater Themed Trade Mission 23-27 May, 2016. Strong signals sent by the EU and the Dutch government about waste diversion stimulates action and invention. more »

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Our columnist Paul van der Werf is on the Netherlands Waste and Wastewater Themed Trade Mission (23-27 May 2016). The Dutch think about their waste-a lot. They are often viewed as a land of waste diversion opportunities worth emulating. more »

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

How do you measure success in a world of multiple threads that don’t have a starting or stopping place? more »

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

As contractors you’re not just tradespeople; you’re also business people. This means, on top of doing good work and keeping up with your craft, you also have to learn how to run a business… including that most dreaded of beasts: networking. more »

May 24, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Every industry turns out some amount of waste, which is handled by the waste management system. It is common knowledge that handling industrial waste isn’t an easy task and has to be done with precision and efficiency. more »

May 24, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

The Canadian plastics industry has quietly deleted a couple of the false claims it was making on its bags website. PPEC highlighted the claims in a blog last month. more »

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

On March 31st, 2016, Ontario announced new regulations that will have a profound impact on the Canadian auto recycling industry for years to come. more »

Apr 29, 2016 11:00 AM Columns

Earth Day's recognition and growth has marked the world's focus on environmentalism and has proven that every little step toward a greener world is worth the effort. more »

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

The Canadian plastics industry is embellishing the credentials of a study it says proves that plastic bags are more “environmentally friendly” than paper bags. more »

Apr 20, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Current opinion indicates that eco-friendly waste removal is within the grasp of each community in the UK, if not quickly becoming a moral imperative given the earth’s diminishing resources. more »

Apr 15, 2016 3:00 PM Columns

We frequently hear and see comments about paper “dying” or being supplanted by other materials. It’s not happening, or at least not happening in the way many people think. more »

Apr 4, 2016 12:00 AM , Columns

Over the last few years, the concept of a "circular economy" has gained increased momentum and attention, becoming a buzzword in policy and business circles in Europe and around the world. more »

Mar 21, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

When the plastic industry promotes and widely circulates false and misleading claims about the environmental impact of paper bags in Canada, we have an obligation to defend ourselves, and to ensure Canadians get all the facts. more »

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

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