Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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…

  • Beverage Container Recovery in B.C.

    August 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    Last October, the Province of British Columbia implemented the largest expansion of a deposit-return program for beverage containers in North America. After only eight months, the program has been des…

  • Bioaerosol control strategies

    August 1, 1999 by Paul van der Werf, M.Sc.

    Based on the Composting Council of Canada’s 1998 survey, there are 344 composting facilities in the country. Many of these are small leaf and yard waste operations, but the level of composting sophist…

  • Ontario Increases Enforcement Powers

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

    In late 1998 the Ontario government introduced Bill 82 which contains amendments to the provincial Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act and the Pesticides Act. The amendments …

  • Industry News (August 01, 1999)

    August 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    New recycling boxesFrom June 17 to the beginning of November, nine public recycling InfoBoxes are being made available to the millions of tourists who visit the Old Port of Montreal, Quebec each year….

  • Milk Jug Recycling

    August 1, 1999 by Christina Seidel

    On June 14, 1999, Gary Mar, Alberta’s environment minister and Bill McLeod, president of the Alberta Dairy Council, signed a memorandum of understanding that makes Alberta the first North American jur…

  • On-SPEC Initiative

    August 1, 1999 by Guy Crittenden

    At the annual conference of the Recycling Council of British Columbia in late May, local activist Helen Spiegelman presented a new initiative of the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC)…

  • The New CEPA

    August 1, 1999 by Rosalind H. Cooper, LL.B.

    The new Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) received third reading in the House of Commons on June 1, 1999. It has now proceeded to the Senate for consideration and is expected to be in…

  • "R and R" in Quebec

    June 1, 1999 by Clarissa Morawski

    Of the six provinces this column has reviewed to date, Quebec’s approach to beverage container recovery is the most unique. Unlike other Canadian deposit-refund jurisdictions, Quebec’s system for soft…

  • What Goes Around Comes Around

    June 1, 1999 by Doug Hickman, M.Sc.

    To date, most Canadian provinces have developed successful used-tire management programs. Increasingly, the tires handled through these programs are not merely prepared for incineration, but are actua…