Solid Waste & Recycling

Product Stewardship, EPR

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    Kootenay Boundary's Line in the Sand

    October 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    To my mind, there’s no more interesting story in the waste management business these days than developments related to British Columbia’s requirement to make industry responsible for the recycling of its printed-paper and…

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    Dim Bulbs

    August 1, 2012 by David Nesseth

    July 1, 2012 had appeared to be “E-Day” for many small British Columbia businesses caught up in logistical combat over environmental regulations. Residential rules expanded overnight to include business sectors, and suddenly light…

  • EPR Report Card

    August 1, 2012 by Barbara McConnell

    EPR Canada released the first of its kind report card in July benchmarking the progress Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments are making to require producers (manufacturers and brand owners) to be 100 per cent…

  • Zap!

    June 1, 2012 by Clarissa Morawski

    As extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for various byproducts proliferate across Canada, government, industry and the public should be asking stewards: How well are you doing, and can you do better?

  • Cut a Rug

    June 1, 2012 by Diane Blackburn

    What do competitive windsurfing and old carpets have in common? They’re both passions for Kelly McCaig, V.P. and General Manager of CarpetCycle Canada. CarpetCycle Canada is an energized start up carpet recycler that processes locally in…

  • Product Stewardship Reform in Ontario

    June 1, 2012 by Rosalind Cooper

    A lot has been happening in Ontario recently with respect to reforming the province’s somewhat beleaguered process for approving product stewardship programs and establishing eco fees for them. We’ll therefore focus on these…

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    The Soviet Republic of Ontario

    April 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Years ago when Ontario established the Waste Diversion Organization, now known as Waste Diversion Ontario or “WDO,” to oversee the funding program of the province’s blue box and various product stewardship programs, we…

  • Funding Product Stewardship

    April 1, 2012 by Usman Valiante

    The expansion of Ontario’s Municipal Household and Special Waste (MHSW) waste program on July 1, 2010 led to a firestorm controversy with regard to the use of “eco-fees” levied on producers of designated waste materials (as a…

  • 2011 Canadian Waste Sector Symposium a Success

    December 1, 2011 by Rob Cook

    The annual Canadian Waste Sector Symposium (CWSS) in just two years has become the “place to be” for the waste management sector across Canada. The 2011 event follows a successful inaugural event in Toronto last year. The three day…

  • BC's Bold New Product Stewardship Program

    December 1, 2011 by Glenda Gies & Usman Valiante

    In May 2011 the Government of British Columbia amended the BC Recycling Regulation, including the addition of Schedule 5 Printed Paper and Packaging (PPP). The changes make BC the first jurisdiction in North America to hold industry stewards…