Solid Waste & Recycling


David S. McRobert

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    The CBA's Chevron Intervention: Why Many Canadian Lawyers are Appalled

    October 12, 2014 by David S. McRobert

    The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) — a venerable part of the Canadian legal and political establishment with a membership of 37,000 lawyers, judges and law students across Canada — is facing a public relations disaster and significant controversy related to

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    Mr. Bradley and Premier Wynne – On Bill 91, go back and start again*

    November 3, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    (Note: A Summary of Opposition Comments on Bill 91 as of October 3, 2013 follows this blog post.) In early June 2013, the Honourable Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of the Environment tabled Bill 91, the proposed Waste Reduction Act. Despite

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    Reflections on the Architects of Human-made Disasters; or Why Overlaps Often aren’t such a Bad Thing

    September 30, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    By David McRobert (with contributions from Meghan Robinson and Sharon Sam) For decades I have struggled with an illusive, demanding and unforgiving mistress who has kept up me many nights: my muse asks, “David how can we balance economic goals

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    Jeremy Irons brings his Star Power to TRASHED Garbage Expose

    August 19, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    This garbage lawyer saw one of his favourite movies for 2013 in Pasadena, California at the 37th annual conference of the California Resource Recovery Association. The CRRA, founded in 1974, is California’s statewide recycling association. It is the oldest and

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    Is Peak Oil dead?/NEB and Pump Station Safety

    May 6, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    For years we have listened to the post-Limits to Growth crowd drone on about “peak oil.”  To my mind, the hypothesis that the planet would reach its peak production of oil and energy at a certain date was untestable as

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    Climate Change Shocker: Polar Bear surprise guest at Easter Parade in North Bay, Ontario

    March 31, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    “A call to action for leaders to renew their commitment to fight climate change” April 1, 2013 No one had to look very far to find this Easter surprise. North Bay’s annual Easter parade took an unexpected turn on Sunday

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    Back to the Future: The Beer Store’s Recycling Plus in Perspective

    March 26, 2013 by David S. McRobert

      Image: Sung, One of North Toronto’s numerous soft drink can recyclers, July 2012.  Photo credit: David McRobert.   Authors’ Note: This blog was drafted on February 17th but I was unable to load it due to technical and software

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    Obama’s next opponent: our vast network of climate denial think tanks

    February 14, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    According to the Guardian, the funds, doled out between 2002 and 2010, helped build a vast network of think tanks and activist groups working to a single purpose: to redefine climate change from neutral scientific fact to a highly polarizing “wedge issue” for hardcore conservatives.

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    Coke's battle to protect its right to promote obesity

    January 23, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    As Bittman writes, “The beverage companies see the writing on the wall and will lobby, cajole, beg, plead, propagandize, lie, spend and do anything else they have to do to prevent that regulation, just as the tobacco companies did. And chances are, in time, they’ll also accept regulation in the United States while aggressively increasing their marketing efforts overseas. But that won’t work either, because the word is out: Coke is not part of the solution. It’s a big part of the problem.”

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    Food Insecurity, Dirty Drinking Water and Cheap Soft Drinks in Canada’s North

    December 3, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    Harsh environmental conditions are exacerbated by poverty, contaminated drinking water, unreliable and pricey shipping of goods from the rest of the country, monopolistic controls, a lack of housing, and other social issues. These factors take an especially harsh toll on the nutrition of people living in these communities, where healthy food is very expensive and soft drinks and junk food are cheap.

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