Solid Waste & Recycling


Wes Muir

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    Ensuring safeguards for electronic recycling

    December 18, 2011 by Wes Muir

    As the holiday season approaches – and more cell phones, tablets, computers and televisions are upgraded and replaced – it’s a good moment to evaluate our progress in e-waste recycling, and to highlight research during the past year that has

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    Fuel of the future

    April 13, 2011 by Wes Muir

    A new generation of alternative fuel fleets is hitting roads across the country. Last month in the Metro Vancouver region, Waste Management unveiled 20 new garbage and recycling trucks powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG. At the request of

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    CBRSC appoints new President

    April 13, 2011 by Wes Muir

    The Canadian Brandowners Residual Stewardship Organization (CBRSC) has announced the appointment of Lyndall Fry as President for the new, not-for-profit Industry Stewardship Organization. As President of the CBRSC, Lyndall will lead this new Industry Product Stewardship Organization to manage the

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    Waste Management invests in Agilyx Corporation

    April 4, 2011 by Wes Muir

    On March 31 Waste Management entered into a strategic investment with a company that is able to recycle waste plastic into synthetic crude oil. I offer it for reader interest. Agilyx Secures $22 Million Series B Round to Accelerate Growth

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    Shifting to Natural Gas Truck Fleets

    December 6, 2010 by Wes Muir

    An important shift is rippling through a variety of industries as environmental concerns, such as greenhouse gas emissions, increasingly gain attention of policymakers and government leaders. For instance, earlier this year, Environment Canada announced that it will extend its established

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    Don’t call us geeks – we’re recyclers

    November 8, 2010 by Wes Muir

    On behalf of Waste Management I offer thoughts on a new program called Greenopolis from Anthony Zolezzi, Greenopolis’ Creative Director. — Wes Muir North America is swimming in a sea of recyclables, both literally and figuratively. Because while many of

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    Encouraging Consumers to Responsibly Dispose of Toys

    October 27, 2010 by Wes Muir

    Anyone with children knows how quickly a new toy can collect dust. For this reason, we continually make room for new toys in our children’s closets and, as a result, the pile of soon-to-be discarded toys constantly grows larger. With

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