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    John Hanson comments on climate change

    March 16, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today I got an email from friend and former Reycling Council of Ontario executive director John Hanson, who is now with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (see contact details below). He wrote me a letter that I hope to include in

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    Carlsberg's non-refillable PET beer keg

    March 16, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    If you read the news item on this in our Headline News you’ve probably already guessed what I have to say about Carlsberg and a container company announcing a non-refillable beer keg. I could hardly believe what I was reading

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    About the Massacheussetts e-waste law

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    It sounds like there’s a new contender for “best e-waste law”! Note the crucial role that local governments played in generating the political support/pressure for this action by the state. I will be most interested in the provision that provides

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    Fred Singer and the Reverend Moon

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    It’s amazing what a little fact checking can accomplish, in this case with just one phone call. In his otherwise intriguing book “The Weather Makers,” Tim Flannery took a shot at Prof. Fred Singer, a well known climatologist and global

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    LCBO pushes Tetra Pak filling facility

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Bob Downey, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, has issued a letter that promotes aseptic packaging for wine and announces new filliing capacity in the province. The LCBO letter announces that it is,

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    Notes from the US National Academy of Sciences

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I told readers yesterday that the US National Academy of Sciences has assembled an expert panel that is holding hearings into the science, data and statistics that have been used to suggest that man-made global warming is underway. In early

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    Sallie Baliunas and the solar data

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As a follow-up to my blog entry yesterday, which announced that we will provide occasional coverage of the global warming issue on this website and in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, I thought I’d provide readers with an update on

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    Global warming update

    March 13, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    [NOTE: THIS BLOG ENTRY WAS EDITED BY THE AUTHOR ON MARCH 15 TO REFLECT NEW INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS.] If I were able — in this digital space — I would stamp this Blog entry “IMPORTANT” in big red letters. This

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    Menzies versus LCBO

    March 10, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    David Menzies recently wrote an article in the National Post critical of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s program to sell more wine in Tetra Pak-stye boxes. My most recent editorial (Feb/March edition) is entitled RabbitScam and deals with the

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    The end of refillable water containers?

    March 10, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today I posted a news item about Peel Region, which is concerned about large water containers showing up in curbside recycling systems. These containers are a “recyclable” replacement to the rigid ones that sit ontop of water coolers that have