Solid Waste & Recycling

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    Media tipping point

    April 28, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    A phrase you hear a lot these days in relation to climate change discussions is “tipping point.” The thinking is that nature absorbs a great deal of emissions for a long time and shows little evidence of change, but when

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    The Revenge of Gaia — Part Two

    April 27, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I could write a long blog entry on this, and I’ll probably track back later and write some installments on certain aspects of this book, but let me just state this here and now: Do yourself a favor and go

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    Ontario's new stewardship priorities

    April 26, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    It was unfortunate that I wasn’t able to attend the AGM of Waste Diversion Ontario, as Ontario’s Environment Minister Laurel Broten made some important announcements. Thanksfully, representatives from the Ontario Waste Management Association were on hand, and forwarded notes to

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    The Revenge of Gaia

    April 19, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Goody goody! When I came home last night I found my Amazon shipment had arrived — The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock (Penguin Books). This will constitute my bedside reading for the next few nights. It’s not a long

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    LCBO and wine company makes out like bandits

    April 12, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    The Liquor Control Board of Ontario is offering the Three Bandits brand of wine in Tetra Paks, and has tied this into a frog-saving campaign. (See news item in Headline News.) I have a real problem with this. Don’t get

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    Peel Region calls for more packaging action

    April 12, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers will find the complete text below of Peel Region’s recommendation regarding the blue box (including the problem of 15 litre PET water bottles and various funding issues). It seems the blue box still has some serious issues to sort

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    Hybrid Greenwash

    April 11, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m back from a busy week in B.C. at SWANA’s combined Canadian and Northwest Chapter Symposium. (You can read about that in the forthcoming April/May edition of the magazine.) Today I noticed an article from BusinessWeek Online about hybrid cars.

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    SWANA Northeast Symposium

    April 3, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    This week I will be in Vancouver attending SWANA’s 21st Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Solid Waste Symposium. This is being combined with the Canadian Solid Waste Symposium to provide two full days of trade show and technical sessions with the

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    V for Vendetta

    March 31, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Last night I attended the new movie “V for Vendetta” which was produced by the same brothers who produced “The Matrix” movie series (among my favorite films in recent years). The movie is based on a comic book (an intellectual

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    Wine not?

    March 27, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    On Sunday evening I drove to the rear yard of a local restaurant in Collingwood (where I live) and, with the restaurant’s permission (Huron House, in case you’re interested) loaded up my van with 60 green glass wine bottles take