Solid Waste & Recycling


  • The cancer-prevention lifestyle, six weeks in

    March 26, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Six weeks ago, at the beginning of February, I launched a series of online articles in this space about protecting oneself from exposure to sources of toxins from environmental sources, foods or personal grooming and home cleaning products. The first

  • Vega smoothies and other personal changes

    March 19, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    This week I’ll update readers with a few highlights of personal changes I’ve made during the past seven days in my ongoing cancer-prevention online article series. My goal here is to direct you to really worthwhile information resources that are

  • To FRACK or not to FRACK – That is the Question

    March 12, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    On February 29 and March 1, 2012, I attended a Conference in Calgary on Oil Sands & Hydraulic Fracturing. The Conference was structured around the issues and challenges with Media & Community Relations. Over 50 industry executives were in attendance.

  • The American Diet and What’s Wrong with It

    February 20, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    It’s Family Day in Ontario and I’m interrupting what was going to be the next installment in the “I Have Found the Cure for Cancer” series to enjoy some down time, but not really: I offer you the following article

  • THINK GREEN – GOOD JOB !!!

    February 6, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    I may have said this before; I am a fairly serious golfer and, when I can find the time, I play a few amateur tournaments every summer. A year ago I commented on the PGA Event called the Waste Management

  • On Your Mark

    February 2, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) has recently announced a partnership with the NSF, a global certification organization to help it certify compostable plastics. If you have been involved with compostable plastics at all you will know that it has been

  • Seven Food Items That Should Never Pass Your Lips

    December 5, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    The following list of “Seven Food Items That Should Never Pass Your Lips” comes from Prevention online magazine. I thought it worth sharing with readers — especially anyone raising kids. Despite our supposed awareness of chemicals in the food chain,

  • On the Road in Alberta- Part 1

    October 4, 2011 by Paul van der Werf

    Travels with Charley was poignant travelogue written by John Steinbeck about a 1960 road trip with his dog. The nature of his narrative over time has been questioned and it appears he took considerable liberties whilst writing this book. Nonetheless

  • A teenager invents solar trees

    August 21, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I was struck by a recent story on Yahoo.com about 13-year-old Aidan Dwyer, a Long Island resident, who used the Fibonacci sequence to make a solar energy breakthrough. The story, by Nadine Bells, describes how Dwyer went on a winter

  • Waste fees & penalties proposed at the Michigan border

    May 2, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    Thanks to the Ontario Waste Management Association (www.owma.org) I’m able to offer the following analysis of an emerging situation with respect to waste exports across the Ontario-Michigan border. This is a situation not only of interest to haulers in the