Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Food & consumer products group fires back

    December 2, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) has responded to Rob Cook, CEO of the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) and the letter he circulated recently to Ontario provincial members of parliament and other stakeholders, which was published on this

  • OWMA response to FCPC position on Ontario's Waste Reduction Act

    November 13, 2013 by Rob Cook

    As was stated in a cover letter today from Peter Hargreave, Director, Policy & Strategy for the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) — of which I am Chief Executive Officer — it has been brought to our attention that there are many

  • Mr. Bradley and Premier Wynne – On Bill 91, go back and start again*

    November 3, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    (Note: A Summary of Opposition Comments on Bill 91 as of October 3, 2013 follows this blog post.) In early June 2013, the Honourable Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of the Environment tabled Bill 91, the proposed Waste Reduction Act. Despite

  • Where to focus our attention

    October 22, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Brian Tippetts, a director with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) contacted me recently via Linkedin (hey, maybe Linkedin is useful after all!) and shared a blog entry from John Trotti, editor of US-based MSW Management magazine, which

  • Dispelling the BS about BC

    October 3, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    There is great interest in British Columbia these days and it isn’t in anticipation of the upcoming ski season but rather for the controversy around the introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Printed-Paper and Packaging (PPP). The introduction of

  • 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

  • Smear campaign against BC EPR

    September 10, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Perhaps it’s not surprising that the the public sector unions in BC are doing a drive-by smear job on new extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs that would be run by the private sector, which may or may not contract collection and processing

  • Ontario Bill 91 Waste Reduction Act and the role of recyclers

    July 29, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    By stimulating innovation, strict environmental regulations can actually enhance competitiveness. Toward a New Conception of the Environment-Competitiveness Relationship Michael E. Porter and Claas van der Linde The Waste Reduction Strategy –- the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s marketing document that

  • 15 tips for clean/green tech accelerator success

    July 22, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    From time to time people forward links to me to interesting blogs that I feel are worth sharing. The blog entry, below, offers tips for cleantech accelerator success. This post was originally published here and is republished by permission.    15 tips for