Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Toxins lurking in green tea

    April 30, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    NOTE: I will be in Las Vegas this week at Waste Expo. If you are also there, please look me up! – ed. I’m researching an article about the health benefits of tea, about which I will write in greater

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • Critique of Toronto Port Lands plan

    September 19, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought I’d share this interesting letter with readers from planners and university planners critcizing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s plan for the Toronto Port Lands. September 15, 2011 Dear Toronto Councillors: The following letter explains our concerns about how to

  • Questioning the wind industry

    August 8, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might find this Energy Probe article interesting about the wind industry and its claims. You can read it below, but the original contains interesting links and is available here: http://ep.probeinternational.org/2011/08/01/parker-gallant-the-wind-industrys-spin/ Parker Gallant: The wind industry’s spin (August

  • Dalton, It's called "WORKING WITH" !!!

    July 21, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    Just down the road from me in Kananaskis the provincial Energy Ministers are wrapping up their three day meeting. A key agenda item was a national energy policy. With a number of provinces holding elections in the next 12 months,

  • Industry coopting the EPR term

    January 12, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I received an interesting and disturbing email from the Product Policy Institute’s Bill Sheehan about an article by Nestle CEO, Kim Jefferies — “Why It’s Time to Rethink Recycling in the US” — that was posted to greenbiz.com right before

  • 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