Solid Waste & Recycling

  • P.E.I.'s Beverage Container Program

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    This eighth article in a series on Canadian beverage-container recovery programs explores Prince Edward Island’s unique refillable container policy and recovery system. As with most North American jur…

  • Composting Matters

    October 1, 1999 by Susan Antler

    This is the inaugural article of “Composting Matters,” a column geared to report on trends and issues pertaining to the development of composting in Canada.This issue provides an overview of the vario…

  • Inside TCR

    October 1, 1999 by Guy Crittenden

    Publicly-traded TCR Environmental Corp.’s waste processing facility in Aylmer, Ontario claims to divert “up to 80 per cent” of waste from landfill disposal through aggressive recycling and composting….

  • Caught NaPPing

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    “Celebration is called for!” declared a Canadian packaging newsletter in reference to the National Packaging Protocol’s (NaPP) early success in diverting 51 per cent of packaging waste from disposal b…

  • The Long Arm of American Justice

    October 1, 1999 by Adam Chamberlain, LL.B.

    The import of American hazardous waste to Canadian landfills has recently received media attention, but anyone even remotely involved in waste management knows that the converse is true; a great deal …

  • Under Pressure

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    Like most manufacturers in Canada, aerosol product producers are working to minimize the environmental impacts of their products and packaging. The aerosol industry began to improve its profile when i…

  • Clement commits to WDO

    October 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    At the Recycling Council of Ontario’s 20th Annual Conference and Trade Show (October 5-7), Ontario Minister of Environment Tony Clement confirmed his support for Ontario’s new Waste Diversion Organiza…

  • International Composting Symposium

    October 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The International Composting Symposium ’99 was held on September 19-23 at the Holiday Inn Harbourview in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and the Resource…

  • Commissioner replaced

    October 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    On August 18, Eva Ligeti, Ontario’s environmental commissioner, was unexpectedly released from her position. According to media reports the decision was made by Cabinet and not by the province’s envir…

  • NaPP Data: A Closer Look

    October 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    General Consumption (1996) Per capita consumption of new packaging decreased to 163 kg/person (from 209 kg/person in 1988). A quarter of all packaging used was comprised of wood pallets, box pallets…