Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Call for deposits on Ontario soft drink containers

    September 2, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    A highlight of the recent Zero Waste conference in Orillia, Ontario (August 10-11) was discussion of a policy idea for the Ontario government to accelerate the province toward a more sustainable future. The idea was to call on Kathleen Wynne’s

  • Asleep at the Switch: Regulators prioritize corporate interests over public safety with oil shipments by rail

    April 10, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    Recent articles in the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail newspapers paint a disturbing picture of the situation in Canada (and by extension the United States) regarding safety and public disclosure of information about fuel oil shipped by rail through populated urban areas,

  • Dispelling the BS about BC

    October 3, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    There is great interest in British Columbia these days and it isn’t in anticipation of the upcoming ski season but rather for the controversy around the introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Printed-Paper and Packaging (PPP). The introduction of

  • New info from an in-depth article on the Deepwater Horizon spill

    April 30, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Our sister publication HazMat Management focuses on contaminated site cleanup, new technology and pollution abatement. We have a strong readership (and growing) in the oil & gas sector, and in oil services companies. So I thought an in-depth article that appeared on

  • Understanding BC's eco fees

    October 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    In the forthcoming October/November edition of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine I write an editorial on what’s happening with stewardship for blue-box-type printed paper and packaging materials in the Province of British Columbia. (That edition will be printed and mailed,

  • Energy Conservation, Climate Change and the 3Rs (6Rs?)

    August 27, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    One point that is lost or downplayed in most discussions about some of the themes in my recent book is that the 3Rs hierarchy and 6Rs principles (http://practicalaction.org/6rs) have vital implications in terms of climate change, pollution prevention and energy conservation.

  • 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

  • Use of Ontario eco fees questioned

    July 26, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers outside Ontario will be interested to know that controversy over the fees charged in the province for various product stewardship programs have received near-saturation (and sensational) media coverage in print and broadcast media in the past several weeks. Ontario

  • 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,

  • Truth coming out about LCBO

    February 6, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today is an important media day for anyone who, like me, hates the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). There are two reasons. First, the National Post ran a column today on its op-ed page by journalist and consumer affairs