Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Happy Trails- Report from the Recycling Council of Alberta 2013 Conference

    October 3, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Consider following me on twitter @2cg_ The Recycling Council of Alberta always puts on a good show at its annual conference (The Greatest Recycling Show on Earth). They follow some basic fundamentals. Keep things on time, feed your delegates well

  • Once upon a time in a faraway land

    April 16, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Once upon a time in a faraway land there was a kingdom where the farmers sprayed poison on the food and sold it to the people, who in turn fed it to their children. The children would grow up and

  • Critique of Toronto Port Lands plan

    September 19, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought I’d share this interesting letter with readers from planners and university planners critcizing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s plan for the Toronto Port Lands. September 15, 2011 Dear Toronto Councillors: The following letter explains our concerns about how to

  • Questioning the wind industry

    August 8, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might find this Energy Probe article interesting about the wind industry and its claims. You can read it below, but the original contains interesting links and is available here: http://ep.probeinternational.org/2011/08/01/parker-gallant-the-wind-industrys-spin/ Parker Gallant: The wind industry’s spin (August

  • Gasification of coal while still underground

    May 4, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Here’s a fascinating article about the technology to gasify coal underground (not above ground) and avoid pollution, including GHG emissions. Clean coal? Go underground, Alberta BY THOMAS HOMER-DIXON AND JULIO FRIEDMANN From the Globe and Mail, May 4, 2009 at

  • CO2 and the acidification of oceans

    July 6, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Finally, an article (from Associated Press) about a study that speaks to something I’ve worried over and written about for years: the acidification of oceans from CO2 releases. For quite a long time I’ve told people, who view me as

  • 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

  • Alberta computer and lamp recycling

    March 22, 2002 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Phase I of the Fluorescent Lamp/Computer Recycling Initiative, which was launched in Alberta on February 6, 2001, i…

  • Feature Recycling

    Hot-Wiring Strathroy

    January 1, 2000 by Guy Crittenden

    On September 15, Green Lane Environmental Group filed a Statement of Claim with the Ontario Superior Court against the Town of Strathroy and competitor TCR Environmental Corp. The lawsuit comes as little surprise to observers of the waste…

  • B.C. plastics meeting

    January 1, 2000 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    On October 27, the Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) brought together a broad range of organizations to identify strategies for post-consumer plastics management and the Recycled Content Re…