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    Circular Economy or Spinning Our Wheels?

    September 2, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    The Circular Economy (CE to some) has become something of a buzzword of late, just like sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) before it. Good intentions, but a lot of public relations too. Perhaps we’re being too cynical, but the

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    Reference Checks – A Critical Part of the Hiring Decision

    August 21, 2017 by Mark Borkowski

      I recently had the opportunity to meet with Larry Smith, president of Kathbern Management, a leading recruiting firm based in Toronto. Kathbern Management focuses on working with business owners to help them find and hire the key people that

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    What Types of Businesses Should Consider Having a Cardboard Baler

    August 13, 2017 by Emily Anderson

    There are no rules about who can and cannot use a cardboard baler in the world of business. If enough cardboard is being produced to warrant a baler then that business would be an ideal candidate to use one. Cardboard balers are

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    “Opinion” At the Show: Winning at Trade Shows

    July 26, 2017 by Point One Media Inc.

      This article is sponsored by: Waste & Recycling Expo Canada / Municipal Equipment Expo Canada  Ready to succeed at trade shows? Having a clear plan can amp up the return you get on the time and money you put into

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    “Opinion” The “Humble Brown Box” Just Got Better!

    July 12, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    We know it mainly as the brown shipping box, although it also comes in various other shapes, sizes and colours. Whatever, the humble corrugated box just got better. According to a life cycle analysis released last week, the average US

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    “Opinion” Case Study: Geesinknorba Spain

    July 6, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

      Geesinknorba Spain delivers 28 Kiggen PD 729 and PD731 portable compactors to the Municipality of Tias – island of Lanzarote and the construction of the Kiggen PD125/201 static waste transfer station in Cadiz. In 2013, the municipality of Tias

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    “Opinion” Seven Suggestions for Successful Acquisitions in the Solid Waste and Recycling Industries

    July 5, 2017 by Mark Borkowski

    A company wants to speed up its growth, and gain new resources and/or assets. Going “solo” through organic growth may work but takes longer to achieve. So the company considers acquisition. It’s like constructing a new house versus buying an

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    “Opinion” Paper recycling important but uneven across Canada

    June 21, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada’s waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. But the collection of used boxes, newspapers, and printing and writing paper from the back

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    “Opinion” Fired-up in Eastern Ontario: Responsible Energy gets go-ahead to build gasification demonstration facility

    June 21, 2017 by John Nicholson

    There was much criticism in the summer of 2013 when the Region of Durham held a celebration over the opening of its energy-from-waste facility. I did not criticize them, knowing the pain and effort many of the staff and politicians

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    “Opinion” Paper Recycling and Organics Collection Represent Almost 70% of Canada’s Waste Diversion Efforts

    June 11, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    Paper recycling continues to dominate Canada’s waste diversion efforts, representing almost 40% of total material diversion in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. Organics followed at 30 per cent. The next largest categories, on a weight basis, were