Solid Waste & Recycling


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    “Opinion” The Waste Collection and Treatment System of Paphos – Cyprus

    February 21, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

    The seaside resort of Paphos is a very popular tourist destination in the summer months, making managing the collection and transfer of wastes a very important task for the Municipality of Paphos. Waste containers of 660 and 1100 litre capacity are provided in Paphos town

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    “Opinion” Why it is Imperative to Have a Well Written and Organized Business Plan

    February 21, 2017 by Mark Borkowski

    Michael Kavanagh of Ariem received a business plan from a business that was in the Greater Toronto Area. The company was looking for funding to open two new sites in various parts of the world, substantial funds to cover operating costs at these two sites, and

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    “Opinion” The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Ontario’s Blue Box

    February 21, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    The good news is that the reported recovery rates for almost every single material category in Ontario’s Blue Box have improved over the last 13 years, some by as much as 20 percentage points. The bad news is that several categories

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    “Opinion” The USA, Executive Orders, and Canadian Waste Management

    February 21, 2017 by John Nicholson

    The Unpredictable Giant The new USA President’s “American First” policy, commitment to re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), promise to reduce regulations (especially ones related to the environment), and pledge to provide faster “yes” or “no” answers on development, has serious potential to turn

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    “Opinion” Amendments to Federal Hazardous Waste and Recyclable Material Regulations

    February 21, 2017 by Rosalind H. Cooper

    Amendments to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations have been made to allow Canada to meet its obligations under the United Nations Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. One of the obligations involves

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    “Opinion” Canadians Are Dumping More, and Less, at the Same Time!

    February 18, 2017 by John Mulllinder

    Call us multi-taskers. According to the latest waste disposal data from Statistics Canada, Canadians dumped 25.1 million tonnes of waste in 2014, a million tonnes more than we did 12 years ago. So on that score, Canada’s waste pile is growing.

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    “Opinion” Digest What You Eat

    February 7, 2017 by Mark Borkowski

    As we approach in a few weeks most fiscal year ends, we will surely be reading the usual list of major acquisitions made during the year, the corresponding value of the deals, and the key advisors behind the top transactions. The list is

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    The more plastics you add to Ontario’s Blue Box, the more it costs

    December 23, 2015 by John Mullinder

    It’s easy to describe plastics as the problem child of the Ontario Blue Box. Just look at the chart below. Its generation continues to increase; its volume fills trucks and landfills; its net cost to recycle is more than three

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    VIDEO: Meet Jack the 'excited' waste claw operator

    December 4, 2015 by David Nesseth

    Watch this driver deftly pick up a mattress without getting out of his truck

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    LETTER: Response to BC's 'A' grade from EPR Canada

    November 19, 2015 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    If we’re going to discuss “A’s” let’s start with ACCOUNTABILITY?