Solid Waste & Recycling


  • The burning question

    February 11, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    On February 10, 2014, Matt Prindville, Associate Director at Upstream (formerly the Product Policy Institute) published an online article entitled”The Burning Question” that I reproduce in full below. (If you wish to skip quickly to the link, it is here:

  • Overview of Dutch Waste Management Policy

    September 18, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Follow the Trade Mission on Twitter at @2cg_ Waste Management Themed Trade Mission to Netherlands Day Three Waste Management in the Netherlands Mr. Loek Bergman Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Directorate for Sustainability The Netherlands is a densely populated

  • Why Ontario’s Bill 91 Waste Reduction Act is a bad deal for municipalities

    September 15, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    The effect of the people’s agreeing that there must be central planning, without agreeing on the ends, will be rather as if a group of people were to commit themselves to take a journey together without agreeing where they want

  • Coke's battle to protect its right to promote obesity

    January 23, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    As Bittman writes, “The beverage companies see the writing on the wall and will lobby, cajole, beg, plead, propagandize, lie, spend and do anything else they have to do to prevent that regulation, just as the tobacco companies did. And chances are, in time, they’ll also accept regulation in the United States while aggressively increasing their marketing efforts overseas. But that won’t work either, because the word is out: Coke is not part of the solution. It’s a big part of the problem.”

  • Giving Away the EPR Store in BC

    November 26, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    My most recent editorial in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, “Kootenay Boundary’s Line in the Sand,” (October/November 2012 edition) looked at what’s happening in recycling in British Columbia and problems with what had appeared to be an exciting leading-edge program

  • Real Time Urban Archeology

    October 28, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    Please consider following me on Twitter @2cg_ I have been struggling to find another waste auditor to round out my team and am actively looking for resumes. Not surprisingly it is difficult to find people to sort garbage. It is

  • 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.

  • Questioning the wind industry

    August 8, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might find this Energy Probe article interesting about the wind industry and its claims. You can read it below, but the original contains interesting links and is available here: http://ep.probeinternational.org/2011/08/01/parker-gallant-the-wind-industrys-spin/ Parker Gallant: The wind industry’s spin (August

  • Best Management Practices for excess soil

    July 11, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    The issue of soil recycling (e.g., excess soils from construction and demolition sites) is picking up steam, notably in Toronto where members of a subcommittee of the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) and others attended an information session and participated

  • E Magazine article on EPR

    April 4, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    E Magazine (www.emagazine.com) recently published a very good overview article on extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the United States, and efforts to thwart it, followed by an interview with the Product Policy Institute’s Bill Sheehan. I reproduce the article and