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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

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

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

The tourist town of Lepe, along with the resorts of Islantilla and La Antilla, are on Spain’s Costa de la Luz in the province of Huelva. Lepe, Islantilla, and La Antilla are on the Gulf of Cádiz a sunspot in the summer for holidaymakers where golfers 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

Different provinces across Canada have differing levels of enforcement when it comes to waste management and recycling activities. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

By 2014, 4.9 million Ontario households were receiving Blue Box collection of paper products and packaging (PPP) and a further 209,000 households had access to recycling depots. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM 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

Our customers in the paper packaging industry are driven by environmental and sustainability issues like never before. What’s motivating them, and what do they want? more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Changes to landfill property assessments sets troubling precedent for waste management sector, broader economy more

Oct 24, 2016 11:33 AM Columns

Ascan Geaser, the largest environmental services company in Cantabria and specialists in providing services for municipalities, has purchased 34 new waste collection vehicles from Geesinknorba Spain. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

When you consider acquiring a business, it is essential that you engage a professional with the necessary expertise and experience to perform a due diligence review (DDR). This will always significantly reduce your risk. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

With the supposed move away from landfilling and the push toward the 3Rs, the 4R – energy recovery – has also received increased attention as a solution to managing the residual material in Canada. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

The Manitoba government is reviewing eight proposed new plans for recycling and collection of designated products. Producer responsibility organizations have submitted the five-year product stewardship plans to cover the years 2017-2021. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

Jessica Kirby, Editor

Point One Media, Inc.

Since entering this industry a relatively short time ago I have been privy to some discussion and reading about the expansion of the traditional 3Rs to include a more robust, closed-loop economy of waste management. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

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