Solid Waste & Recycling

  • Some thoughts on the US election

    November 5, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I rarely use this space to comment on political issues, especially elections, but thought to share a few thoughts about the US presidential election. Firstly, I won’t try to predict the outcome, which will make this post outdated almost as


    November 2, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    International Site & Spills Expo
    Ontario Waste Management Association

  • Hurricane Sandy, the Berkeley Earth Studies and Climate Change Doubts

    October 29, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    While one can turn the Berkeley Earth story into a tale of the triumph for climate activists, it is, in truth, a triumph of science. It shows us what scientists can achieve when they put aside personal biases and focus on the search for greater certainty.

  • Remembering Pat Franklin

    October 22, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    In case you missed the news on our website or email newsletter (or elsewhere), Pat Franklin, the founder (retired) of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) ( based in Culver City, California, died on Sunday, October 14. She died in a

  • E. coli and stupid businesses

    October 15, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Warning: This article is a screed, and some readers may find the ideas herein challenging to their assumptions and therefore upsetting. I sometimes have to remind myself that I am “pro business” when writing for the business press, as I

  • Ontario Releases Updated Composting Guidelines

    September 26, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    As did many others I received a personalized letter, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE), in my email inbox yesterday indicating that at long last they had updated Ontario’s compost framework. This includes new standards and guidelines. This has

  • Occupational health and safety (OHS), waste and the 3Rs

    September 11, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    Lately, I channel the well-placed “What?” during Taylor Swift’s lyrics to her new hit song, We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together – song number two on an accidental gift CD left in my Dodge Caliber by my 20-year old daughter Alex. And then my mind goes spinning as I imagine attending some seminar in the late 1980s being run by industry and municipal recycling coordinators trained on conveyor belt operations by Henry Ford.

  • The cancer prevention diet: Update

    September 10, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Some time ago I wrote a series of online blog columns about dietary changes I was researching (and implementing) for myself based on the idea that I’d like to lower my chances of getting cancer and perhaps prevent it, and

  • 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 ( have vital implications in terms of climate change, pollution prevention and energy conservation.

  • News releases that make my eyes roll

    August 20, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Once in a while a news release comes across my desk that really makes my eyes roll. In this case, the news item relates to Nestlé Waters Canada receiving Atlantic Packaging’s Certificate of Environmental Sustainability Award. There are layers of