Solid Waste & Recycling

  • Market failure for "green" household products

    April 24, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I received an interesting email this week from the Product Policy Institute’s Bill Sheehan quoting from two media articles on the lackluster market performance of eco-friendly products. Of course, an issue for consideration is that people can make their own

  • The Realities of the Alberta Oil Sands

    April 20, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    The media spin is always interesting. With my fourteen years experience on the Adams Mine Landfill debatle behind me, I look back on the thousands of newspaper headlines I read every morning. Often, depending on the political leaning each publication

  • Fuel of the future

    April 13, 2011 by Wes Muir

    A new generation of alternative fuel fleets is hitting roads across the country. Last month in the Metro Vancouver region, Waste Management unveiled 20 new garbage and recycling trucks powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG. At the request of

  • CBRSC appoints new President

    April 13, 2011 by Wes Muir

    The Canadian Brandowners Residual Stewardship Organization (CBRSC) has announced the appointment of Lyndall Fry as President for the new, not-for-profit Industry Stewardship Organization. As President of the CBRSC, Lyndall will lead this new Industry Product Stewardship Organization to manage the

  • Waste Management invests in Agilyx Corporation

    April 4, 2011 by Wes Muir

    On March 31 Waste Management entered into a strategic investment with a company that is able to recycle waste plastic into synthetic crude oil. I offer it for reader interest. Agilyx Secures $22 Million Series B Round to Accelerate Growth

  • E Magazine article on EPR

    April 4, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    E Magazine ( recently published a very good overview article on extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the United States, and efforts to thwart it, followed by an interview with the Product Policy Institute’s Bill Sheehan. I reproduce the article and

  • Unimaginable

    March 16, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    In the past sixty days we have been watching history. The world has definitely shifted on its access, and it wasn’t just from the unimaginable tragedy that has resulted from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, the results of which, we are

  • An environmental standards based approach to end-of-life vehicle (ELV) stewardship

    March 14, 2011 by Usman Valiante

    I penned this piece for the February 2011 edition of Canadian Technician Why regulated standards are needed for end-of-life vehicles Approximately 1.5 passenger vehicles either reach the end of their useful lives or are damaged in accidents beyond repair (and


    March 11, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    It only takes one event. In my book TRASHED I talk about the international political controversy that erupted when, as a result of the ridiculous and unfounded pressure from former NDP Councillor Jack Layton and his other left wing supporters,

  • 100 Years of Women’s Power – And Much More to Come !!!!

    March 9, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    Yesterday was the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Day. It was celebrated in different ways and at various levels in countries around the world. Various print media had some interesting, and important, items we should all be aware of as our