Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Thoughts on breaking the fast food habit

    April 23, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Last Sunday was Earth Day and in honor of that I will remind readers of this wonderful quote from legendary media analyst Marshal McLuhan: “On spaceship Earth there are no passengers. We are all crew.” Apropos of that, I offer

  • The cancer-prevention lifestyle: week seven

    April 2, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    As I start week seven of what I’m calling the “cancer-free lifestyle” there’s quite a bit to report, but don’t worry — it’s mostly about how simple and straightforward it is to make small changes in your diet and habits

  • Plastics recycling app

    November 15, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might enjoy learning about a new app available for smart phones like the iPhone; it’s a game that increases awareness about recycling, and might be a good app to share with various people, especially school-age kids. Here’s

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    October 12, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I can’t say enough good things about the current book I’m reading, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals — a 2006 non-fiction book by Michael Pollan in which the author explores the question “What should we have

  • Toward a Zero Waste Future suggestions

    November 17, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    This blog entry contains a short essay on “Toward a Zero Waste Future: Review of Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act, 2002” the discussion paper released in November 2008 by Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen. The essay summarizes and responds to issues

  • "Gummy Bears" fight global warming

    July 23, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Here’s an odd article but very detailed and interesting for our understanding of the carbon cycle. I’ve always wanted a detailed explanation of how phytoplankton convert atmospheric CO2 into their skeletons, and how this eventually re-enters either the ocean water

  • RBRC program in California drugstore chain

    June 28, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Rite Aid Corporation, a leading drugstore chain, and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonpr…

  • Environmentally friendly theft-resistant packaging

    March 10, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    MeadWestvaco is introducing Natralock&#8482, a high-visibility packaging solution that is environmentally conscious…

  • Times, They are a Changin'

    August 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    “A new era in recycling has arrived in British Columbia — an era that promises to bring some exciting new changes.”This was the opening line of an Earth Day press release from the Overwaitea Food Gro…