Solid Waste & Recycling

Waste Diversion

  • Environment and Waste Technology in the Netherlands

    December 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    In the second week of October, 2011, I had the privilege of joining a dozen or so other Canadian environment and waste industry professionals on a trade mission hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the trip -— which lasted a week…

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    Waste Initiatives across Canada

    December 1, 2011 by Rosalind Cooper

    Nova Scotia waste reduction

  • Let's Get This Party Started!

    October 1, 2011 by Jo-Anne St. Godard

    From the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto to the Bluegrass Festival in Tottenham, to the Cranberry Festival in Bala, Ontario is rich with festivals and events, which number in the 5,000 range. For the millions of who enjoy…

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    Le Bon Plan

    October 1, 2011 by Paul van der Werf

    The Province of Quebec has been staking out its environmental vision as it relates to waste management for a number of years. The Quebec Residual Materials Management Policy, 1998-2008 envisioned what they call a 4 R-D (reduce, re-use, recycle,…

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    Waste Initiatives across Canada

    October 1, 2011 by Rosalind Cooper

    BC organics recycling reg British Columbia’s environment ministry has proposed amendments to the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation made under the Environmental Management Act and the Public Health Act. The regulation was enacted in 2002 and…

  • News

    October 1, 2011 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    BC gets “Unplugged” On October 1, 2011, British Columbians were able to begin recycling their used or broken small appliances at over 100 convenient drop-off locations through a new and unique program called Unplugged, the Small Appliance…

  • Contracting Out

    August 1, 2011 by Beth Goodger

    The issue of private versus public collection of municipal waste has been in the news recently. This year, the City of Windsor, Ontario privatized waste collection services and Toronto City Council approved privatizing waste collection for…

  • Mixed Plastics

    August 1, 2011 by Sherry Arcaro

    In 1983, Ontario started what has grown to be the Blue Box Program – a convenient recycling program that has spread across the country and endured for nearly three decades. Today more than 95 per cent of Ontarians participate in Blue Box…

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    Days of Wine and Roses

    August 1, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I was pleased to receive the report Refillable Wine Bottles in Ontario: Cases for Reuse from Toronto, Ontario-based Environmental Defence in May of this year. The report neatly summarizes the arguments in favor of reusing wine bottles rather…

  • The Future of Plastics Recycling

    August 1, 2011 by John Nicholson

    The use of plastics in modern society is everywhere and any campaign to stop their use is likely futile at this point. As sustainable practices become more prevalent, the recycling of plastic continues to be an ongoing challenge due to there…