Solid Waste & Recycling

  • 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

  • The Alberta Oil Sands – A National Resource?

    February 28, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    I like the new Premier of Alberta, Alison Redford. Having lived in Canmore, Alberta for the past five years and, after being deeply immersed in Ontario politics for over fifteen years, she is a breath of fresh air. The oil

  • Nanofoods: Something new to worry about

    December 12, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m 51 years old and have entered the realm my insurance agent about which my insurance agent warned me years ago. He said that in my forties I’d start to know more and more people succumbing to cancer and heart

  • Keystone Kops, or Preoccupied with Occupied

    November 20, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    The relationship may seem obscure between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the decision in November by the US State Department to delay approval of the Keystone Pipeline project that would pump Canadian oil sands crude as far south as

  • The Management of Organic Waste

    November 13, 2011 by Paul van der Werf

    I had the opportunity to speak at last week’s Canadian Waste Sector Symposium in Montreal about organic waste management in Canada. Some of the thoughts and ideas that were included in this talk are included below. Organic waste processing

  • The Ontario Election: Dalton McGuinty and Keeping the Rules Straight

    September 30, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    Well, as the Provincial election in Ontario comes to a climax, I have some thoughts. As always, the convergence of politics, environmental issues and how the press reports same are playing a role. In the recent leadership debate McGuinty’s green

  • An Election: Does Anyone Tell The Truth?

    September 19, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    What do I write about: Politics, the Environment and the Media. Well, we are in the middle of the Ontario election campaign, and there is more verbal bull$#*! in print and on the airways than we can keep up with.

  • Airships for Northern Canada

    August 29, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I had a blog entry prepared that was a fairly serious industry piece and was about to post it, but then I came across this interesting news item which I’ve decided to post instead. (I’ll post the other one in


    August 22, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    Just finished breakfast and a coffee at the Intercontinental Hotel on Front Street in Toronto, which has been my home-away-from-home for over ten years. This week has seen an interesting overview by the press on environmental issues. Rex Murphy, the

  • Stop the drop

    August 3, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    Thanks to Bill Sheehan of the Product Policy Institute for passing this along. Writes Bill, “Here’s a new report from the UK: From waste to work: the potential for a deposit refund system to create jobs in the UK. It