Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Under Pressure

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    Like most manufacturers in Canada, aerosol product producers are working to minimize the environmental impacts of their products and packaging. The aerosol industry began to improve its profile when i…

  • P.E.I.'s Beverage Container Program

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    This eighth article in a series on Canadian beverage-container recovery programs explores Prince Edward Island’s unique refillable container policy and recovery system. As with most North American jur…

  • Composting Matters

    October 1, 1999 by Susan Antler

    This is the inaugural article of “Composting Matters,” a column geared to report on trends and issues pertaining to the development of composting in Canada.This issue provides an overview of the vario…

  • Inside TCR

    October 1, 1999 by Guy Crittenden

    Publicly-traded TCR Environmental Corp.’s waste processing facility in Aylmer, Ontario claims to divert “up to 80 per cent” of waste from landfill disposal through aggressive recycling and composting….

  • NaPP Data: A Closer Look

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    General Consumption (1996) Per capita consumption of new packaging decreased to 163 kg/person (from 209 kg/person in 1988). A quarter of all packaging used was comprised of wood pallets, box pallets…

  • The Long Arm of American Justice

    October 1, 1999 by Adam Chamberlain, LL.B.

    The import of American hazardous waste to Canadian landfills has recently received media attention, but anyone even remotely involved in waste management knows that the converse is true; a great deal …

  • Wood Pallet Reuse & Recycling

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    The greatest contribution to packaging diversion in Canada is wood pallet reuse and recycling. In fact, without this new industry, the early success of the National Packaging Protocol (NaPP) — 51 per…

  • Milk jug program

    October 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    With the July 1 start-up of a voluntary stewardship program for plastic milk jugs, the Alberta dairy industry became the first in Canada to take responsibility for all of its containers. (See article …

  • Waste Stock Watch (August 01, 1999)

    August 1, 1999 by Colin Cieszynski

    North American stock markets consolidated in June and July. The Dow firmed in advance of quarterly earnings announcements and declined against news and concerns about a further U.S. interest rate incr…

  • Composting Systems & Services

    August 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Advances in Automated DebaggingSeparating PE film from organics.by Connie Vitello 22BioaerosolCase study that illustrates control strategies.by Paul van der Werf 30It’s Your Turn — CompostThe 9th…