Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Google and Climategate

    January 18, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    This is a very interesting article about how the Google search engine allegedly censors news, including information from unpopular climate change skeptics. Better off with Bing Lawrence Solomon 16 Jan 2010 Financial Post Googlegate: The search engine may be standing

  • Do Americans need to look north?

    January 11, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought I’d share this editorial from Jerry Powell of the respected US trade magazine Resource Recycling. Canada’s EPR programs are starting to get attention south of the border. Do Americans need to look north? Jerry Powell Resource Recycling December

  • Understanding "Climategate"

    December 7, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Back in the 1990s I wrote a very long feature article for the “Focus” section of the Globe & Mail newspaper’s weekend edition. The piece exposed the controversy over the possibly junk science upon which a lot of global warming

  • The problem with nukes

    August 10, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might enjoy this article by Lawrencew Solomon on problems with the nuclear power industry. The two blows that killed the industry by Lawrence Solomon 1 Aug 2009, National Post No industry in history has held more promise,

  • Ghost nets

    May 11, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers would be interested in this unseen but disastrous environmental concern. Ghost nets hurting marine environment Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear is impacting fish stocks and poses a hazard to boats Washington and Rome, 6 May

  • Inefficiency of wind turbines

    March 24, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers might be interested in this contrarian article that questions the assumption that a large-scale investment in wind energy benefits the environment or reduces CO2. I’m suspicious of the author’s claim that there are serious negative health effects from the

  • More manipulation by Mann and Nature

    February 9, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    It looks like Micahel Mann of the discredited climate change “hockey stick” is up to his old tricks, this time manipulating data with computer models to show a non-existent warming in Antarctica. I offer this interesting article reproduced from the

  • The passing of Chester Waxman

    December 15, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    Chester Waxman has died at the age of 82, after fighting asbestos-related lung cancer for just under three years. I wouldn’t wish mesothelioma on anyone, yet it’s somehow not surprising that someone who worked in the scrap recycling industry might

  • Toward a Zero Waste Future suggestions

    November 17, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    This blog entry contains a short essay on “Toward a Zero Waste Future: Review of Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act, 2002” the discussion paper released in November 2008 by Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen. The essay summarizes and responds to issues

  • A proposal for Ontario's new EPR direction

    October 28, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    The current buzz in the Canadian waste and recycling industry is all about Ontario Environment Minister John Gerretsen’s discussion paper Toward a Zero Waste Future (see extended entry below that reproduces our news announcement) which proposes to move the province