Solid Waste & Recycling


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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

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    O-I Canada on Ontario glass facts

    March 7, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    On March 6, O-I Canada released a letter responding to the “Key Facts” document about glass recycling in Ontario that was put out recently by Stewardship Ontario. You can download the document as a pdf file below and read it

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    About the 1980 U.S. Soft Drink Act

    March 6, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    In preparing my remarks for the Environment Canada’s EPR conference in Calgary later this week, I re-read a paper written by Allan Vestal that appeared in the Winter 1993 edition of the William & Mary Law Review entitled “Public Choice,

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    Blue box levy's latest evolution

    March 3, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    In its submission on proposed 2007 Blue Box Fee Changes (March 1, 2006), the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) says it endorses the “major thrust” of the proposed fee changes. PPEC’s letter will be of interest to anyone

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    Today at Blue Mountain

    February 28, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today I attended the Blue Mountain Inn & Conference Centre with Maryanne Hill, executive director of the Municipal Waste Integration Network (mwin). Our host from Blue Mountain, Debbi Broekstra, treated us to a nice lunch at The Pottery restaurant and

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    A couple of quick thoughts

    February 27, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m having the proverbial manic Monday but wanted to share a couple of quick thoughts. First, I have a few things to say about the decision of SAQ’s chairman Raymond Boucher to step down, but they are based on second-

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    B.C.'s new e-waste recycling regulation

    February 24, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    This was just sent over to me and I thought I’d alert readers. I’ll provide commentary later, but wanted to post if immediately. Download file