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John Mullinder

John Mullinder

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

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

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

IFCO report uses inaccurate data for corrugated containers. more »

May 20, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

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

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

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

We were struck by a sentence in the recently released draft Strategy for a Waste Free Ontario. Not by what was said, but rather by what was not said. more »

Feb 22, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

A major produce retailer in Canada has decided that the growers who supply it with fresh fruit and vegetables should choose which container to deliver their produce in. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

The Toronto Star's should tread carefully in its criticism of Ontario's tire stewardship body (OTS) because what applies to tires and used electronics equally applies to Blue Box materials, including newspapers. more »

Jan 15, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

It’s easy to describe plastics as the problem child of the Ontario Blue Box. Its generation continues to increase; its volume fills trucks and landfills; its net cost to recycle is more than three times that of paper packaging. more »

Dec 23, 2015 12:00 AM Columns

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