Solid Waste & Recycling


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    Deep thoughts for the end of the year

    December 29, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    With the New Year, journalists traditionally focus (naturally) on reviewing the past year and looking forward to the year ahead. I don’t want to review the past year or make predictions — at least not today. What I’d like to

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    The top ten Christmas gift packaging offenders

    December 22, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    A news item that I put up today (“Kootenay pushes full EPR for ‘product waste’”) points up something that’s been on my mind as my wife and I buy and wrap presents in preparation for Christmas. (For your convenience, I’ve

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    Auditing your e-waste recycler

    December 20, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    In the forthcoming December/January edition of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine I’ve written an article based on my recent plant tour of the Noranda Recycling e-waste recycling plant in Brampton, Ontario. I was very impressed with the plant, overall, and

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    Gonzo journalism heads west: ARMA update

    December 16, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    It’s not always the case that messy public spats get resolved into neat little packages, tied up with a bow. So it’s a pleasure to be able to write that this magazine’s recent argument with the Alberta Recycling Management Authority

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    A meeting and our next edition

    December 13, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    Today I’m having lunch with Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management, and our publisher, Brad O’Brien. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about recent changes at the world’s largest waste services company, which recently underwent

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    Landfill gas and industrial ecology

    December 12, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    The newspaper article “Landfill saves jobs at Cascades” from La Presse (December 9, 2005) is of interest to waste management professionals and policymakers. (I have reproduced it in full below.) The article shows that a fine-paper plant in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec

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    Trade show planning and stewards meeting

    December 9, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    Yesterday I was out in the morning attending a stakeholders/sponsors meeting with the folks from Messe Frankfurt concerning next year’s Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo. MWIN, OWMA, SWANA and the CCC were represented, and other organizations will be invited to

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    Organics, the AMRC event, and some big news

    December 7, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    Yesterday I attended a one-day workshop presented by the Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) entitled “Organics and 2008 – moving towards 60% diversion” at the Richmond Hill Country Club, December 6, 2005. The event was co-hosted with The Composting

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    The AMRC meeting and important news

    December 5, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    I’ll be away from blogging tomorrow because of the very worthwhile distraction of attending “Organics & 2008: Moving Towards 60% Diversion” — a one-day symposium presented jointly by the Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) and the Composting Council of

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    New Orleans landfill — finally!

    December 2, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    I was pleased to see a news item on the wires today concerning the New Orlenas ASL site, a notorious old Superfund landfill that was submerged by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters. Although I won’t take credit for the coverage of the