Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Ontario's new Waste Diversion Act

    June 10, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    For some time rumours have circulated in Ontario that Environment Minister Jim Bradley and his staff have been working on a new piece of legislation to move a file forward that got dropped unceremoniously by a previous minister, who had

  • 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

  • Is Peak Oil dead?/NEB and Pump Station Safety

    May 6, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    For years we have listened to the post-Limits to Growth crowd drone on about “peak oil.”  To my mind, the hypothesis that the planet would reach its peak production of oil and energy at a certain date was untestable as

  • Our Waste 2 Product & Energy Cleantech Conference

    May 6, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    In case you missed the memo, our one-day event about turning waste into energy and products is only a few weeks away. Entitled the “Waste 2 Energy Cleantech Conference,” the event takes place on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the

  • 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

  • Back to the Future: The Beer Store’s Recycling Plus in Perspective

    March 26, 2013 by David S. McRobert

      Image: Sung, One of North Toronto’s numerous soft drink can recyclers, July 2012.  Photo credit: David McRobert.   Authors’ Note: This blog was drafted on February 17th but I was unable to load it due to technical and software

  • 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

  • Obama’s next opponent: our vast network of climate denial think tanks

    February 14, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    According to the Guardian, the funds, doled out between 2002 and 2010, helped build a vast network of think tanks and activist groups working to a single purpose: to redefine climate change from neutral scientific fact to a highly polarizing “wedge issue” for hardcore conservatives.

  • Response to The Myth of Human Progress

    February 11, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    A friend of mine, Martin Millican (a partner in fast-growth IT company Envoke.com), wrote a letter in response to my post last week on an article from TruthDig.com I reproduce his letter here, with some comments of my own inside