Solid Waste & Recycling


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    Global warming, storms and interesting meetings

    June 28, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers will be interested in an article from the Environment News Service (that I’ve pasted below) in which scientists state they’ve calculated the degree to which increased hurricane strength is recent years is a result of global warming, as opposed

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    Group hugs and glass ceilings

    June 27, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    On June 22 I moderated the final panel discussion (on blue box funding) at the annual conference of the Municipal Waste Integration Network (MWIN) in my home town of Collingwood, Ontario. I think I need to go out and buy

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    Ambrose position on Kyoto

    June 20, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    You’ve likely encountered recent media coverage of Canada’s Federal Environment Minister Donna Ambrose and her government’s admission (to its citizens and international bodies) that it’s unrealistic for Canada to attain its Kyoto commitments, and that the country instead will develop

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    Seeding the future

    June 19, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Here’s an interesting story related to global warming that sounds like something from science fiction. It makes me think maybe the world really is coming to an end. A fascinating idea here, and one that no doubt will eventually be

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    Guelph Mercury article series

    June 16, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    The Guelph Mercury has printed a very good seven-part series about waste management that deals with broad issues as well as Guelph’s recent waste facility troubles. Guelph is an interesting study because it’s a small city, and is quite progessive.

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    The fight over papermill sludge

    June 13, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    There was a public rally yesterday to protest the land application of papermill sludge at a site near Pelham, Ontario. The rally points up the fact that Ontario’s Environment Minister Laurel Broten has not followed through with the full application

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    An Inconvenient Theatre

    June 9, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Yesterday I went to see the new documentary starring Al Gore entitled An Inconvenient Truth. Before I say anything about the movie, I have to say that seeing it, in Ontario at least, is very inconvenient in itself because it’s

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    The gods are laughing

    June 7, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    There was an interesting article on today’s Financial Post op-ed page critical of the new Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth. I’ll be viewing the flick tomorrow and will report back on it in this space. I think it’s useful

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    Bullfrog Power

    June 6, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    In early July I’m heading off for a four-day weekend paddling in sea kayaks with my stepbrother, my oldest son and my nephew. from Washington. We’re putting in at Killarney and heading into the islands off the north shore of

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    An Inconvenient Truth

    June 5, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I’ve been away from blogging for a while due to quite a bit of last-minute deadline craziness last week, preparing for you what I feel is an excellent June/July edition, with a feature cover story on the cement kiln alternative