Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Innovative Container Constituents

    June 1, 1999 by Melanie Franner

    Plastics recycling reaches new heights with the launch of a company that works in partnership with Canadian municipalities to reuse curbside collected polyethylene. Montreal, Quebec-based Sol Plastics…

  • Beverage Container Stewardship

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

    Most jurisdictions in Canada support beverage container recycling and deposit-refund systems with legislation. Amendments to such legislation continue to be made in order to make the systems more effe…

  • Let's Talk Diversion

    June 1, 1999 by Guy Crittenden

    One of the greatest challenges faced by municipal waste managers or, in my case, editors of environmental trade magazines, is the issue of how to assess vendors’ claims about the effectiveness of thei…

  • Industry News (June 01, 1999)

    June 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    RCO awardsOn April 22, the Recycling Council of Ontario held the 1998 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards at the Boulevard Club in Toronto. Outstanding achievements of businesses, municipalities and ind…

  • Saskatchewan Legislates Tire Management

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

    With the enactment of the Scrap Tire Management Regulations, Saskat-chewan’s tire management program (previously voluntary) has become mandatory. The regulations were enacted pursuant to Saskatchewan’…

  • Lightweight Boxing Match

    January 1, 1999 by Guy Crittenden

    On October 1, 1998, B.C.’s Beverage Container Stewardship Program came into effect. The regulation expands the province’s deposit-refund system to include all ready-to-drink beverages except milk, mil…

  • Hydraulic Containment

    January 1, 1999 by Scott Wolfe

    On June 19, 1998, Notre Development Corporation, based in North Bay, Ontario, received approval from the Environmental Assessment Board of Ontario to develop the Adams Mine near Kirkland Lake as a non…

  • Hauler's Page (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Remarkable refuse at “ReVamp” On November 7, the Recycling Council of Ontario held its fifth annual ReVamp fashion show at BCE Place in Toronto. The event is organized by the council and corporate spo…

  • Low Cost for New Brunswick Beverage Container Management

    October 1, 1998 by Clarissa Morawski

    The August/September issue of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine explored the surprisingly low cost of beverage container recovery in Alberta’s deposit-refund system. Producer responsibility for beverag…

  • The NaPP Deception

    October 1, 1998 by Colin Isaacs

    European countries and their consumer product industries have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past few years on programs such as Germany’s Duales System to achieve substantial reduction…