Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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

  • 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

  • What are the deniers denying

    November 8, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Troy Media sent me the following op-ed piece on climate change that I thought readers might enjoy. Commentary November 6, 2009 What are the “Deniers” denying? By Dr. Stephen MurgatroydColumnist Troy Media There is a growing anxiety amongst the supporters

  • 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

  • The Zero Waste proponents time has come

    March 10, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    I highly recommend that anyone interested in waste diversion and information/discussion about leading-edge product stewardship or extended producer responsibility (EPR) issues visit and bookmark the website of an organization called the Product Policy Institute. The website is here: http://www.productpolicy.org/ You’ll

  • Canada defines standards for environmental practitioners

    September 10, 2003 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    On September 10, 2003 The Canadian Council for Human Resources in the Environment Industry (CCHREI) began the expan…

  • The Waste Diversion Organization

    April 1, 2000 by Rosalind H. Cooper, LL.B.

    Blue Box boostLast November Ontario’s environment ministry announced the creation of the Waste Diversion Organization (WDO), a partnership of government, industry and municipalities that aims to devel…

  • Last Place

    February 1, 2000 by Clarissa Morawski

    This article on Ontario’s beverage-container recovery program concludes the series on Canada’s provincial programs. Like Manitoba, Ontario municipalities rely solely on their curbside program to recov…

  • Incineration in Canada

    October 1, 1998 by Richard Gilbert

    About eight per cent of municipal waste in Canada is incinerated, one of the lowest proportions among developed countries. In comparison, percentages for other developed countries include: 59 per cent…