Solid Waste & Recycling


Guy Crittenden

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    Three things to watch and ponder as 2014 ends

    December 11, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    This will not only be my final online article (blog) for 2014 (I’m about to go on holiday) but my last article written as Editor of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine (and sister publication HazMat Management magazine). I notice that I’ve

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    Tax-favoured competition from the City of Edmonton

    December 9, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    There’s an old saying that governments should “steer and not row.” This saying comes to mind as I contemplate the City of Edmonton, Alberta and a company called Waste RE-Solutions — whose company website describes itself as a “a private

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    After 25 years it’s time to move on…

    December 2, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    It felt a bit surreal last week sitting at my laptop, writing what I know will be my last “editor’s page” Editorial for this magazine. I recently gave my notice, feeling that after a quarter century at the helm it’s

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    Thoughts on the Christmas buying frenzy

    November 25, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m having a busy week editing the current editions of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine (December/January edition) and HazMat Management magazine (the annual print Buyers Guide edition — otherwise the magazine is now a digital product, i.e., a news and

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    I'll be at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo this week

    November 18, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    Just a note to readers and industry colleagues that I will be at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo this week — most of the day Wednesday and Thursday (November 19 and 20). I will be buzzing around the trade

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    Comments on my suggestion: EPR for residual waste

    November 11, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I was flattered to notice that product and waste policy think-tank UPSTREAM chose to repost my recent online article “The Problem with the ‘Waste’ Concept and Transitioning to a Circular Economy,” about which the organization said, “It is one of

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    The trouble with trains: A look at the new rules from Transport Canada

    October 30, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    An article on the CBC News website (reproduced below) summarizes new rail safety rules from Transport Canada that it’s introducing in response to a report from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) that found a weak safety culture at the railroad

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    The problem with the "waste" concept and transitioning to a circular economy

    October 22, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    The column presents readers with an excellent article from The Guardian about the conversation in Europe on how to move the economy from a linear model (in which natural resources and energy are extracted and made into goods that are then used and discarded as

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    Reusable bags: A hilarious video

    October 21, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    Anyone interested in promoting the use of reusable cloth shopping bags will enjoy this great video. This is worth sharing with various audiences and pushing out on your social network. Here are two links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVh15aUt8-c http://www.upworthy.com/a-comedian-repeats-the-same-7-words-over-and-over-again-and-by-125-im-on-the-floor?c=ufb2

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    Death of an incinerator: BC rejects Metro Vancouver's Bylaw 280

    October 20, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    An article in Metro weekly newspaper summarizes what is surely devastating news for officials at Metro Vancouver: the province rejected their proposed Bylaw 280, which would have imposed “flow control” on local residual waste, requiring that it be sent for disposal only to

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