Solid Waste & Recycling


  • The Race to the Bottom Part 2 – Death of a Recycler

    June 24, 2014 by Usman Valiante

    Is there a greater tragedy imaginable than that, in our endeavour consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce the very opposite of what we have been striving for?  ― Friedrich August von

  • Reflections on the Architects of Human-made Disasters; or Why Overlaps Often aren’t such a Bad Thing

    September 30, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    By David McRobert (with contributions from Meghan Robinson and Sharon Sam) For decades I have struggled with an illusive, demanding and unforgiving mistress who has kept up me many nights: my muse asks, “David how can we balance economic goals

  • A critique of the Intermediaries provisions in Ontario's draft waste reduction bill

    August 22, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    Collective producer action for extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a hot topic in Ontario. This article focuses on the Intermediary provisions of Bill 91, which are redundant and should be eliminated. Ontario’s Environment Minister Jim Bradley has stated that the Industry

  • Where do eco-fees come from? Why, from government, silly!

    June 25, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    The political fixation on “doing something about” eco-fees is akin to fretting about a lingering cough while ignoring the underlying pneumonia that is its cause. If eco-fees are the symptomatic “cough” then government policies that restrict or lessen competition between

  • Ontario's new Waste Diversion Act

    June 10, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    For some time rumours have circulated in Ontario that Environment Minister Jim Bradley and his staff have been working on a new piece of legislation to move a file forward that got dropped unceremoniously by a previous minister, who had

  • EPR in Vermont

    February 11, 2011 by Usman Valiante

    Interesting excerpt from Vermont’s EPR Bill. “A producer responsibility organization and its producer members may engage in anticompetitive behaviour to the extent necessary to develop and implement its producer responsibility plan. In developing and implementing the plan, a producer responsibility

  • 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

  • Heil organization and staff changes

    July 18, 2005 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Heil Environmental — a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles, dump bodies, replacement parts and truc…

  • Restoration Environmental Contractors announces new division

    June 21, 2004 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Restoration Environmental Contractors (REC) is pleased to announce their new division: REC DEMOLITION.