Every Tuesday night I come face-to-face with the twin issues of consumption and “sustainable materials management” or the latest buzzword favoured by governments, the “circular economy.” For Tuesday night is Recycling Night. more

Feb 27, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

Rosalind H. Cooper

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Amendments to Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations were made to allow Canada to meet its obligations under the United Nations Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:32 PM Columns

The new USA President’s “American First” policy, commitment to re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and promise to reduce regulations has serious potential to turn the waste management industry in Canada upside down. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:30 PM Columns

The good news is that the reported recovery rates for almost every single material category in Ontario’s Blue Box have improved over the last 13 years. The bad news is that several categories have made little progress and lag way behind the others. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:28 PM Columns

Michael Kavanagh of Ariem received a business plan from a business that was in the Greater Toronto Area. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:19 PM Columns

The seaside resort of Paphos is a very popular tourist destination in the summer months, making managing the collection and transfer of wastes a very important task for the Municipality of Paphos more

Feb 21, 2017 1:40 PM Columns

BonApp, the brainchild of Geneviève Rousseau, is all about helping extra food stay out of the (new) compost program in Montreal. The idea is for people to share excess produce before it goes bad. more

Feb 21, 2017 1:31 PM Columns

Jessica Kirby, Editor

Point One Media, Inc.

The federal government spent the better part of last year formulating and negotiating a climate change plan it hopes will bring Canada to the global forefront as an environmental leader. more

Feb 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Shane Buckingham


Ontario is steadily advancing toward a circular economy. The government has already taken steps to reform existing recycling programs and has laid out its Waste-Free Ontario Strategy to guide the province’s path... more

Feb 17, 2017 12:00 AM Columns 1 Comments

As we approach in a few weeks most fiscal year ends, we will surely be reading the usual list of major acquisitions made during the year, the corresponding value of the deals, and the key advisors behind the top transactions. more

Feb 7, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

When you crunch the numbers on Canada’s various provincial Blue Box systems, one fact stands out more than any other. The Blue Box is basically a Paper Box, part of a larger feeder supply network for Canadian and other paper recycling mills. more

Jan 14, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

The way we apply digital and online marketing to a business is no different. Every business should be built upon the same principle, using a plethora of marketing pillars to uphold the pressure of its success, and together produce significant results more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

When I stumbled on Splosh through the Ellen MacArthur website, I saw a company after my own heart. Splosh makes eco-friendly household cleaners and has thought of every facet to minimize waste production along the way. more

Jan 3, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

Chickens are not something we would normally write about. And, in fact, this little story has less to do with dead chickens than with how they journey across Toronto in the after-life before landing between our knives and forks. Let me explain. more

Dec 21, 2016 5:09 PM Columns


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This time of the year reminds us of how much many of us have and the obverse, sadly equilibrating, paucity of others. It is the black and white Christmas tales of movies past, the ecstasy of delight as children open gifts around the blazing fireplace more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Food waste is suddenly on the agenda worldwide – but why? It is three years, since the United Nations measured the environmental footprint of food wastage and revealed that about a third of all food produced is either wasted or lost. more

Dec 17, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Watching sci-fi movies for insight into the future of waste management would yield one to believe that cars run on food scraps (Back to the Future) and every household is equipped with its own incinerator (Gattaca). more

Dec 1, 2016 2:05 PM Columns

Jessica Kirby, Editor

Point One Media, Inc.

It is hard to believe a year has passed since we hit the ground running on taking on publication of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Gustavsson et al. (2011) estimated that one third of the food produced for human consumption, or about 1.3 billion tons/year is lost or wasted annually, but because many assumptions had to be made to develop these estimates, they note that the result more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

CSA guideline could serve as model for new reporting system in Ontario more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

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