Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Netherlands Waste Management Themed Trade Mission – Day 3

    September 25, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Today saw us leave our hotel in The Hague for a cross country trek to a number of waste management facilities. We visited a hazardous waste processing facility, anaerobic digestion facility and composting/AD technology provider. This blog presents some highlights from various

  • What Metro Vancouver's missing in its rush to incinerate

    September 23, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers will find this op-ed piece from the Vancouver Sun interesting. Written by John Winter — President of the BC Chamber of Commerce — the article describes Metro Vancouver’s proposed Bylaw 280, a piece of flow-control legislation that would direct

  • Ontario's first Zero Waste conference a success!

    August 12, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    Ontario’s first Zero Waste Conference took place yesterday (Monday, August 11, with a reception and a bit of program on the Sunday evening before) at the new, modern Lakehead University campus in Orillia, Ontario. The team that put it together, inspired and

  • Our upcoming August/September edition

    August 4, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might be interested in knowing what’s coming up in the forthcoming August/September 2014 edition of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine.   COVER STORY SPOTLIGHT: TERRACYCLE TerraCycle Canada has been making news lately, including announcements in British Columbia

  • Modern wastefulness was deliberately designed by industry

    July 15, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    A July 9, 2014 article from the Discard Studies Blog caught my attention, thanks to it being forwarded to me by the folks at UPSTREAM (http://upstreampolicy.org). The article deserves reading by anyone in the waste management industry, and especially people crafting

  • Feds go green with electronics procurement

    June 17, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might be interested in the following news related to cost internalization in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) procurement. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has made cost internalization of EPR program EHF/eco-fees for AV equipment a requirement

  • More than a thousand new tree seedlings are planted every minute in Canada

    May 20, 2014 by John Mullinder

    In the time it takes you to read this sentence, 169 new tree seedlings will have been planted somewhere in a commercial forest in Canada. By the time you get to the bottom of the page that number will have

  • Metro Vancouver responds on Bylaw 280

    May 20, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    On May 14 I received a letter for publication from Paul Henderson, General Manager for Solid Waste Services for Metro Vancouver, BC. The letter is in response to a series of online and print articles I wrote about Metro’s proposed Bylaw 280

  • New extended producer responsibility study

    March 31, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought to share the article below from Recycling Today magazine, dated March 27, 2014. The article briefly describes at study from PAC NEXT and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). The report examines EPR programs in Canada, Europe and Australia. The report seeks to

  • Batteries not included: WDO and Call2Recycle's plan

    March 18, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    At the March 12, 2014 Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) board meeting, the Call2Recycle Industry Stewardship Plan for used batteries was not approved. There  was some miscommunication around the announcement of this, with at least one outlet reporting that the plan