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The reported recovery rate of Ontario’s residential Blue Box system has fallen to its lowest level since 2005. more

Nov 15, 2017 3:35 PM Columns

The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is in the process of considering what it calls specific material “management” targets for Ontario Blue Box recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum. more

Nov 5, 2017 9:00 AM Columns

And who can blame them? For years, the world has been shipping all sorts of waste to China for it to be sorted, made into new products, and shipped back to us. more

Sep 8, 2017 1:09 PM Columns

John Mullinder

Photo courtesy of PPEC.

When Ontario released the final version of its waste strategy six months ago, dealing with the future financing of the province’s popular Blue Box program was at the backend of the queue. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:12 AM Columns

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In part two of a three-piece series on the Circular Economy, authors Paul van der Werf @allfoodisfood and Peter Hargreave @phargreave discuss the circular economy, its implications, and its end value. more

Sep 3, 2017 3:45 PM , Columns

John Mullinder

Photo courtesy of PPEC.

The Circular Economy (CE to some) has become something of a buzzword of late, just like sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) before it. Good intentions, but a lot of public relations too. more

Sep 2, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

CWRE 2016

Messe Frankfurt

If there is one great truth about trade show success it is that not all displays are created equal. Although size doesn't necessarily make or break success, there is a direct correlation between effort and effectiveness. more

Aug 21, 2017 1:11 AM Columns

I recently had the opportunity to meet with Larry Smith, president of Kathbern Management, a leading recruiting firm based in Toronto. Kathbern Management focuses on working with business owners to help them find and hire key people. more

Aug 21, 2017 1:01 AM Columns

There are no rules about who can and cannot use a cardboard baler in the world of business. If enough cardboard is being produced to warrant a baler then that business would be an ideal candidate to use one. more

Aug 13, 2017 7:36 PM Columns

This is the start of a three-piece series on the Circular Economy. Authors Paul van der Werf @allfoodisfood and Peter Hargreave @phargreave discuss the circular economy, its implications, and its end value. more

Jul 27, 2017 12:00 AM , Columns

Waste & Recycling Expo Canada 2016

Messe Frankfurt

Position yourself with planning, socialize with gusto, and follow up with class: plan a winning strategy and stick to it to make the best as a trade show exhibitor or attendee. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

We know it mainly as the brown shipping box, although it also comes in various other shapes, sizes and colours. Whatever, the humble corrugated box just got better. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

Geesinknorba Spain delivers 28 Kiggen PD 729 and PD731 portable compactors to the Municipality of Tias – island of Lanzarote and the construction of the Kiggen PD125/201 static waste transfer station in Cadiz. more

Jul 6, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

A company wants to speed up its growth, and gain new resources and/or assets. Going "solo" through organic growth may work but takes longer to achieve. So the company considers acquisition. more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

There was much criticism in the summer of 2013 when the Region of Durham held a celebration over the opening of its energy-from-waste facility. more

Jul 4, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

John Mullinder

Photo courtesy of PPEC.

Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada’s waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

John Mullinder

Photo courtesy of PPEC.

Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada’s waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. Organics followed at 30 per cent. more

Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

The people of Prince Edward Island and British Columbia are the “best recyclers” in Canada and “Newfies” and Manitobans the worst, according to PPEC’s analysis of the latest data from Statistics Canada. more

May 23, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

Paper packaging made in Canada is edging closer to a national average of 80% recycled content. more

May 11, 2017 12:00 AM Columns

Collecting municipal waste in North Africa can be a challenging business. A variety of factors affect the collection of municipal waste. Amongst these are high temperatures and under development, with limited waste collection infrastructure. more

May 11, 2017 12:00 AM Columns