Solid Waste & Recycling

  • Asbestos in Quebec, Part 2: Why We Export Death – Perhaps we feel “Lucky”?

    August 11, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    Part of my reasoning was related to the fact that Canadians have spent millions of dollars refining the technologies associated with controlling asbestos hazards. We have produced hundreds of reports and studies by some of the best engineers and doctors in the world

  • Feds invest in hemp and flax biofuel

    July 30, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m in a busy magazine deadline but thought this week it’d be worth sharing the following news release sent to me by a friend who works for the federal government. It’s encouraging that the Harper government is investing in a

  • DFO Staff cut couldn’t come at a worse time

    July 28, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    As the letter writer said, “regardless of the law, with no enforcement, fish habitat destruction becomes the de facto rule of law.”

  • Understanding Zero Waste: Revisiting an Old Essay

    July 23, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I recently transferred old files onto my new Mac laptop (yes, I am finally a Mac person!) and came across an essay I wrote a couple of years ago about understanding Zero Waste and what could be called a trend

  • Premier Dalton McGuinty: "I take the responsibility for the decision"

    July 18, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    Some may say it is “the Power of the People”. I say, without any hesitation, it is the need for “Political Survival”. The unfortunate part is we just pay the bill and the political system carries on until the next bad decision. If you ask me, it is more than a little scary for all of us.

  • Mosquito repellant in pill form

    July 9, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I just returned from a 10-day trip to Italy (Naples, Rome) and arrived in time to update my blog for the week. I don’t have time to write anything extensive so I thought I’d just share this interesting news item

  • Saving the pigs (and making the connections)

    June 25, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Last week I attended a lecture at OISE in Toronto hosted by The Inner Garden in which activist Joanna Macy spoke to a packed audience of more than 500 people on topics related to her new book Active Hope: How

  • Man Dies Working on Stewardship Funding Formula

    May 28, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Waste management consultant Reginald Cox, P.Eng., 47, of Brampton, Ontario was found slumped over his desk over the weekend, dead from an apparent brain aneurysm triggered by his attempt to figure out a funding formula for end-of-life management of product


    May 15, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    I am supposed to blog on politics, the environment and the media. For anyone who has been reading, watching or following the civil strife that has erupted in Quebec over university tuition fees, all three come into play – big

  • Thoughts on breaking the fast food habit

    April 23, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Last Sunday was Earth Day and in honor of that I will remind readers of this wonderful quote from legendary media analyst Marshal McLuhan: “On spaceship Earth there are no passengers. We are all crew.” Apropos of that, I offer