Solid Waste & Recycling


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    “Opinion” Prince Edward Islanders and British Columbians Are Canada’s “Best Recyclers”

    May 23, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    The people of Prince Edward Island and British Columbia are the “best recyclers” in Canada and “Newfies” and Manitobans the worst, according to PPEC’s analysis of the latest data from Statistics Canada. The average Canadian recycles 255 kilograms of stuff a year, the

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    “Opinion” The Collection of Municipal Waste in North Africa

    May 11, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

    Collecting municipal waste on the North African continent can be a very challenging business. In Melilla, Ceuta, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, a variety of factors affect the collection of municipal waste. Amongst these are high temperatures, and under development,

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    “Opinion” Paper packaging edges closer to 80% average recycled content

    May 11, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    Paper packaging made in Canada is edging closer to a national average of 80% recycled content. According to the industry’s latest survey of mills that produce board or paper that’s made into boxes, bags and cartons, the average recycled content

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    “Opinion” Fact and Fiction in the Fight to Deliver Your Fruit and Veggies

    May 8, 2017 by John Mulllinder

      Most consumers don’t see this but there’s an intense battle going on right now in North America for the job of delivering food from the farm to the retailers who sell it to you. An old ding-dong fight between

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    “Opinion” Recycling in Businesses has Powerful Economic and Social Impacts

    April 23, 2017 by Erich Lawson

        As a business owner, you are already well-versed with the fact that the success of a business depends on maximizing profits and minimizing costs through optimal utilization of resources. Recycling is a simple yet effective way to use

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    “Opinion” Canada Diverting Only 27% of Its Waste

    April 22, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    For those promoting a more circular economy where materials are used again and again rather than made, used and dumped, the latest data from Statistics Canada provides a solid gut check on how far we have to go. Only 27% of our

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    “Opinion” Regulatory Developments Across Canada

    April 17, 2017 by Rosalind H. Cooper

      Stewardship Executives Charged with Diversion of Eco Fees Two former executives with Ontario Tire Stewardship are facing provincial charges for alleged misappropriation of eco-fees paid by Ontario drivers on tire purchases. The Investigations and Enforcement Branch of the Ontario

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    “Opinion” Fake Recyclers are Hurting the Industry: What we can do about it?

    April 17, 2017 by John Nicholson

    “All ships rise with the tide” is an old expression that is especially true in the waste management industry. On a day-to-day basis, customers care little about how and where we manage their waste and recyclables. They begin to care

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    “Opinion” EDSNA Provides a Sustainable Waste Management System for Attica

    April 7, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

      Attica Prefecture includes the capital of Greece, Athens, and has a population of 3.8 million people; sustainable waste management systems are important to manage the 2.1 million tonnes of municipal waste generated annually. EDSNA is the solid waste management

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    “Opinion” Circular Economy Crucial in Long-term Sustainability

    April 7, 2017 by Brock Macdonald

    The basic principle that populations and economic output tend to grow in tandem has been the cornerstone of government economic policies for decades. In such a linear economy, only a rising population, combined with increased use of production resources and