Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Ontario Scrap Tire Fiasco

    January 1, 2000 by Guy Crittenden

    February 12, 2000 will mark the tenth anniversary of the famous Hagersville tire fire in which 14 million scrap tires burned at the Tyre King site in southwestern Ontario for more than 17 days. Yet su…

  • National Composting Conference

    January 1, 2000 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Edmonton will be where it’s at in 2000! Some of The Composting Council of Canada members from Alberta put on a big display at our recent conference to promote next year’s event.Composting took centre …

  • Waste Stock Watch (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by James Sbrolla

    The months of October and November have been dynamic for capital markets. As was predicted in the last issue, the U.S. Federal Reserve decreased interest rates by another quarter of a per cent and the…

  • Emissions Program Pressures Haulers

    January 1, 1999 by Robert G. Power, LL.B.

    Operators of large truck fleets are under increased pressure to reduce polluting tailpipe emissions, and the trend is accelerating. In the United States, where vehicle emissions programs have been in …

  • The "Plastic Can"

    October 1, 1998 by Guy Crittenden

    Napthalate-based polyesters, or “PEN” for short, are a group of wonder materials from which beverage containers may be made which have aesthetic and performance characteristics similar to glass, but w…

  • 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…

  • Nova Scotia Supreme Court Backs Deposits (September 01, 1998)

    September 1, 1998 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    In 1995, the Province of Nova Scotia introduced a new Environment Act, which provides for the use of economic instruments. The constitutionality of Section 16 of the Solid Waste-Resource Management Re…