Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Ontario Environment Minister's remarks to WDO

    May 3, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might be interested in reading remarks that Ontario’s Environment Minister John Gerretsen made at the AGM for Waste Diversion Ontario on April 27, 2010. It sounds like the review of the Waste Diversion Act is a serious

  • The next Solid Waste & Recycling edition

    March 30, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might be interested to see the article lineup for the upcoming April/May edition of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine. Editorial: Ontario classification of compost as haz-waste. by Guy Crittenden Cover Story: Tire stewardship and markets. by James

  • The problem with nukes

    August 10, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might enjoy this article by Lawrencew Solomon on problems with the nuclear power industry. The two blows that killed the industry by Lawrence Solomon 1 Aug 2009, National Post No industry in history has held more promise,

  • Ghost nets

    May 11, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers would be interested in this unseen but disastrous environmental concern. Ghost nets hurting marine environment Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear is impacting fish stocks and poses a hazard to boats Washington and Rome, 6 May

  • Gasification of coal while still underground

    May 4, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Here’s a fascinating article about the technology to gasify coal underground (not above ground) and avoid pollution, including GHG emissions. Clean coal? Go underground, Alberta BY THOMAS HOMER-DIXON AND JULIO FRIEDMANN From the Globe and Mail, May 4, 2009 at

  • 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

  • A proposal for Ontario's new EPR direction

    October 28, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    The current buzz in the Canadian waste and recycling industry is all about Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen’s discussion paper Toward a Zero Waste Future (see extended entry below that reproduces our news announcement) which proposes to move the province

  • Menzies versus the LCBO

    September 15, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers would enjoy the following exchange between writer David Menzies and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). The initial article (and replies) appeared in the Financial Post and exposes the LCBO’s sham environmental programs. The LCBO replies

  • Ten Points on “Zero Waste”

    July 22, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    Some recent correspondence with members of the new Ontario Zero Waste Coalition caused me to write up an explanation of Zero Waste, as I understand the term. My motivation was both to clarify the term and further differentiate it from

  • The Zero Waste proponents time has come

    March 10, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    I highly recommend that anyone interested in waste diversion and information/discussion about leading-edge product stewardship or extended producer responsibility (EPR) issues visit and bookmark the website of an organization called the Product Policy Institute. The website is here: http://www.productpolicy.org/ You’ll