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

  • Thoughts on robots

    March 18, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Something I read a while back about the future contained the amusing line, “Where are the darn robots already!” This line harkened back to front covers of Popular Mechanics magazines with the “family of the future” flying about in UFO-like

  • 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

  • Coke's battle to protect its right to promote obesity

    January 23, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    As Bittman writes, “The beverage companies see the writing on the wall and will lobby, cajole, beg, plead, propagandize, lie, spend and do anything else they have to do to prevent that regulation, just as the tobacco companies did. And chances are, in time, they’ll also accept regulation in the United States while aggressively increasing their marketing efforts overseas. But that won’t work either, because the word is out: Coke is not part of the solution. It’s a big part of the problem.”

  • New York State of Mind

    September 15, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    It is a heaving metropolis that at first glance should not be able to work. It smells likely horse droppings and urine the closer you get to the Park evoking what it must have really smelled like during the Gangs

  • The cancer prevention diet: Update

    September 10, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Some time ago I wrote a series of online blog columns about dietary changes I was researching (and implementing) for myself based on the idea that I’d like to lower my chances of getting cancer and perhaps prevent it, and

  • Stupid mistakes companies make that turn away new business

    August 27, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I was recently contacted by an organization that needed help putting together a list of possible service providers in the waste and recycling industry to manage a mixed waste stream. (For confidentiality reasons I can’t divulge the organization’s name, but

  • DFO Staff cut couldn’t come at a worse time

    July 28, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    As the letter writer said, “regardless of the law, with no enforcement, fish habitat destruction becomes the de facto rule of law.”

  • Understanding Zero Waste: Revisiting an Old Essay

    July 23, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I recently transferred old files onto my new Mac laptop (yes, I am finally a Mac person!) and came across an essay I wrote a couple of years ago about understanding Zero Waste and what could be called a trend

  • Eight anti-cancer superfoods (and more)

    April 9, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Last week’s online article about Week Seven in the cancer-prevention lifestyle series ended with a reference to the documentary film All in This Tea, and I was going to let readers know more note only about the benefits of tea