Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Not so green bins

    March 9, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might enjoy these two recent articles from the Toronto Star that suggest there’s a big shortage of composting and organics processing capacity in Ontario, at the same time as organics collection is increasing. The overall theme is

  • Problems with the Ice Core data

    May 4, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    A few days ago I posted a Blog entry and also a website news item here about a documentary from the UK entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which takes apart the conventional wisdom about man-made climate change. Not surprisingly,

  • Challenging global warming orthodoxy

    April 16, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers would be well served to read the excellent article series by Lawrence Solomon in the National Post newspaper on the topic of global warming and climate change. I’ve taken the liberty of copying the most recent one below. It’s

  • "Gummy Bears" fight global warming

    July 23, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Here’s an odd article but very detailed and interesting for our understanding of the carbon cycle. I’ve always wanted a detailed explanation of how phytoplankton convert atmospheric CO2 into their skeletons, and how this eventually re-enters either the ocean water

  • Group hugs and glass ceilings

    June 27, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    On June 22 I moderated the final panel discussion (on blue box funding) at the annual conference of the Municipal Waste Integration Network (MWIN) in my home town of Collingwood, Ontario. I think I need to go out and buy

  • The fight over papermill sludge

    June 13, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    There was a public rally yesterday to protest the land application of papermill sludge at a site near Pelham, Ontario. The rally points up the fact that Ontario’s Environment Minister Laurel Broten has not followed through with the full application

  • A Munich Re article and James Lovelock profile

    March 18, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought I’d share with readers two really good articles I’ve come across in the past few days that are both entertaining and informative. The first is from re-insurance company Munich Re and it offers a short insurance industry perspective

  • Sallie Baliunas and the solar data

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As a follow-up to my blog entry yesterday, which announced that we will provide occasional coverage of the global warming issue on this website and in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, I thought I’d provide readers with an update on

  • Harsco acquires Northern Hemisphere mill services operations

    December 30, 2005 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) has announced it has completed the…

  • New Orleans landfill — finally!

    December 2, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    I was pleased to see a news item on the wires today concerning the New Orlenas ASL site, a notorious old Superfund landfill that was submerged by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters. Although I won’t take credit for the coverage of the