Solid Waste & Recycling

  • Reflections on the Architects of Human-made Disasters; or Why Overlaps Often aren’t such a Bad Thing

    September 30, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    By David McRobert (with contributions from Meghan Robinson and Sharon Sam) For decades I have struggled with an illusive, demanding and unforgiving mistress who has kept up me many nights: my muse asks, “David how can we balance economic goals

  • Bound to Be Earth Bound

    September 27, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

      Bound to Be Earthbound MMSB  Puts on Excellent Organic Waste Conference I was recently  invited to come speak at their inaugural Earth Bound conference ( (26 and 27 September) and give an overview of how the composting process works.

  • 15 tips for clean/green tech accelerator success

    July 22, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    From time to time people forward links to me to interesting blogs that I feel are worth sharing. The blog entry, below, offers tips for cleantech accelerator success. This post was originally published here and is republished by permission.    15 tips for

  • Understanding extended producer responsibility

    July 2, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    With the introduction of product stewardship programs across Canada (and to a lesser extent the United States) it’s worth reminding ourselves about their ultimate purpose, which often gets lost in discussions over specific policy details. With the introduction of its

  • Where do eco-fees come from? Why, from government, silly!

    June 25, 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 policies that restrict or lessen competition between

  • Thoughts on Ontario EPR (and an article about Maine)

    June 24, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    On June 6, 2013 Ontario Minister of the Environment Jim Bradley released the long-awaited draft Waste Reduction Act, 2013 (WDA) for a 90-day public review and comment period. The proposed Act would replace the existing Waste Diversion Act, 2002 and, if

  • Recollections of my stepfather, Peter Worthington (1927-2013)

    May 14, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Shortly before midnight on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013, my stepfather Peter Worthington, 86, died in his sleep at Toronto General Hospital, after briefly fighting a staph infection and other medical complications, including failing kidneys. I’d like to write briefly

  • New info from an in-depth article on the Deepwater Horizon spill

    April 30, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Our sister publication HazMat Management focuses on contaminated site cleanup, new technology and pollution abatement. We have a strong readership (and growing) in the oil & gas sector, and in oil services companies. So I thought an in-depth article that appeared on

  • Lawrence Solomon skewers global warming hype

    April 22, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Lawrence Solomon, the Executive Director of Energy Probe and someone whose writing and opinions I respect greatly, has continued to write an article series dispelling the assumptions people have that the Earth’s climate is warming. (His bio is at the

  • OWMA's excellent product stewardship ideas

    April 15, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    It’s not every day that I encounter an editorial that I read and then say to myself, “I wish I’d written that!” The article below (and Sun letter) appeared in the Toronto media recently, reflecting ideas developed by the Ontario