Solid Waste & Recycling

  • The Myth of Human Progress

    February 4, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    I found this article on the myth of human progress from very interesting and thought share it with readers. My favourite paragraph contains this gem: “We must transcend our evolutionary history. We’re Ice Age hunters with a shave and

  • 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

  • Remembering activist Maureen Reilly

    December 17, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    It was with shock and sadness last week that I learned of the death of environmental activist Maureen Reilly who died suddenly in Toronto on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at age 58. As the news release I put together states,

  • 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

  • The (excellent) Tory plan to revitalize EPR

    December 3, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I was pleased to see an article making the rounds, penned by Michael Harris, Environment Critic for the Ontario Conservatives, who currently sit in opposition, with parliament shuttered and the Liberals trying to figure out who might replace Premier Dalton

  • Food Insecurity, Dirty Drinking Water and Cheap Soft Drinks in Canada’s North

    December 3, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    Harsh environmental conditions are exacerbated by poverty, contaminated drinking water, unreliable and pricey shipping of goods from the rest of the country, monopolistic controls, a lack of housing, and other social issues. These factors take an especially harsh toll on the nutrition of people living in these communities, where healthy food is very expensive and soft drinks and junk food are cheap.


    November 19, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    Sunday evening. Well, for all of you who haven’t been watching the Canadian Football League Finals today, get ready for some fun. This year is the 100th year of the Annual Grey Cup game, historically pitting East vs West in


    November 16, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    The Third Annual Canadian Waste Sector Symposium was held in Toronto this week and I offer my congratulations to everyone who attended, presented and worked to make it a success. The three days included tours, workshops and an in-depth look

  • 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,

  • Some thoughts on the US election

    November 5, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I rarely use this space to comment on political issues, especially elections, but thought to share a few thoughts about the US presidential election. Firstly, I won’t try to predict the outcome, which will make this post outdated almost as