Solid Waste & Recycling

  • Thoughts on robots

    March 18, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Something I read a while back about the future contained the amusing line, “Where are the darn robots already!” This line harkened back to front covers of Popular Mechanics magazines with the “family of the future” flying about in UFO-like

  • Hypocrite in Chief

    March 9, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Former Vice President and failed Presidential Candidate Al Gore has been a poster boy for the environmental movement especially as it relates to global warming and climate change. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for his effort. He does give

  • Facts about paper bags and trees

    March 5, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    There are several decades-long running battles in the waste management and recycling business between different stakeholders that remind me of those civil wars in central African countries that never seem to end. While the things the different parties say about

  • Coke's battle to protect its right to promote obesity

    January 23, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    As Bittman writes, “The beverage companies see the writing on the wall and will lobby, cajole, beg, plead, propagandize, lie, spend and do anything else they have to do to prevent that regulation, just as the tobacco companies did. And chances are, in time, they’ll also accept regulation in the United States while aggressively increasing their marketing efforts overseas. But that won’t work either, because the word is out: Coke is not part of the solution. It’s a big part of the problem.”

  • The Sharing Economy

    January 21, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    I recommend that anyone interested in having a career or a company that’s successful in the coming years read this fascinating article from the magazine Fast Company about the so-called “sharing economy.” It’s one of the most interesting articles I’ve

  • Thoughts on the insourcing boom

    December 10, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    By now most readers will have learned that Apple is moving some of its computer production to the USA. Apple won’t be making the units directly, but hiring a contractor. This was seen as big news, because the trend, especially

  • Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo this week

    November 12, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    It’s a big week for the waste and recycling business in Canada, with the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo (CWRE) taking place at the International Centre in Toronto, near Pearson International Airport. The dates are Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday,


    November 2, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    International Site & Spills Expo
    Ontario Waste Management Association

  • Two November events you should attend

    October 29, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I wish to draw the attention of our readers to two events in November that our magazines are sponsoring that should be of great interest. Please plan to attend as a trade show visitor (at a minimum) or ideally as

  • Remembering Pat Franklin

    October 22, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    In case you missed the news on our website or email newsletter (or elsewhere), Pat Franklin, the founder (retired) of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) ( based in Culver City, California, died on Sunday, October 14. She died in a