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  • EPR hoopla in BC and Ontario

    October 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    One could be forgiven for being confused by the different reports flying around concerning new legislation and programs in British Columbia and Ontario that assign responsibility for end-of-life management of packaging and products to their…

  • Where do eco-fees come from?

    August 1, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    The political fixation on “doing something about” eco-fees is akin to fretting about a lingering cough while ignoring the underlying pneumonia that is its cause. If eco-fees are the symptomatic “cough” then government…

  • Bill 91

    August 1, 2013 by Rosalind Cooper, L.L.B.

    On June 6, 2013, the Ontario government introduced Bill 91 for first reading. Bill 91, also known as the Waste Reduction Act, 2013 proposes to replace the existing Waste Diversion Act, 2002 and is intended to reduce waste generation, increase…

  • ZooShare

    August 1, 2013 by John Nicholson

    Bioenergy has been touted in Canada as a great untapped resource. Proponents of bioenergy see a future where waste from agriculture and forestry is used to create renewable energy.

  • The Aerobic Landfill

    August 1, 2013 by Richard Aho

    Aerobic operation of a modern landfill offers a cost effective and environmentally sound opportunity to eliminate the liability of waste while sustaining resources.

  • Always Fresh!

    August 1, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    In June, Alberta Environment released Municipal Compost Use in Alberta — A Report on Survey Results. The survey was conducted to better understand how Alberta municipal green spaces are managed and constructed, with an underlying goal of…

  • Sharps and Medications in Ontario

    August 1, 2013 by Brad Wright

    On October 1, 2012 Ontario Regulation 298/12 “Collection of Pharmaceuticals and Sharps — Responsibilities of Producers” came into effect. It’s not only Ontario’s first extended producer responsibility (EPR)…

  • Individual Stewardship Plans

    August 1, 2013 by Michael Cant & Mandy Pereira

    Individual producer responsibility (IPR) has recently become a focal point in public policy discourse in Canada and abroad as a potential alternative to traditional stewardship schemes. The introduction of Ontario’s draft Bill 91 Waste…

  • The Otter Lake Landfill Dispute

    August 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    A dispute over how waste is managed by Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) sheds light on how things can go wrong when a consultant makes recommendations based on technical concepts without taking enough account of the goodwill of local…

  • Automated Solid Waste Collection

    June 1, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    The collection aspect of North American waste management system planning tends to be very “truck” focused. However, in Europe and elsewhere, alternative systems exist that are beginning to garner local attention. Just as deep…