Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Thoughts on Ontario EPR (and an article about Maine)

    June 24, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    On June 6, 2013 Ontario Minister of the Environment Jim Bradley released the long-awaited draft Waste Reduction Act, 2013 (WDA) for a 90-day public review and comment period. The proposed Act would replace the existing Waste Diversion Act, 2002 and, if

  • 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

  • New info from an in-depth article on the Deepwater Horizon spill

    April 30, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Our sister publication HazMat Management focuses on contaminated site cleanup, new technology and pollution abatement. We have a strong readership (and growing) in the oil & gas sector, and in oil services companies. So I thought an in-depth article that appeared on

  • Thoughts on robots

    March 18, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Something I read a while back about the future contained the amusing line, “Where are the darn robots already!” This line harkened back to front covers of Popular Mechanics magazines with the “family of the future” flying about in UFO-like

  • Response to The Myth of Human Progress

    February 11, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    A friend of mine, Martin Millican (a partner in fast-growth IT company Envoke.com), wrote a letter in response to my post last week on an article from TruthDig.com I reproduce his letter here, with some comments of my own inside

  • The Sharing Economy

    January 21, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    I recommend that anyone interested in having a career or a company that’s successful in the coming years read this fascinating article from the magazine Fast Company about the so-called “sharing economy.” It’s one of the most interesting articles I’ve

  • Your second life

    January 15, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    One of the developments in technology I find most fascinating is a virtual reality (VR) platform called Second Life. You can view it here: http://secondlife.com/?lang=en-US (Note that if you click on the introductory video and keep watching it actually scrolls

  • Thoughts on the insourcing boom

    December 10, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    By now most readers will have learned that Apple is moving some of its computer production to the USA. Apple won’t be making the units directly, but hiring a contractor. This was seen as big news, because the trend, especially

  • The (excellent) Tory plan to revitalize EPR

    December 3, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I was pleased to see an article making the rounds, penned by Michael Harris, Environment Critic for the Ontario Conservatives, who currently sit in opposition, with parliament shuttered and the Liberals trying to figure out who might replace Premier Dalton

  • Giving Away the EPR Store in BC

    November 26, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    My most recent editorial in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, “Kootenay Boundary’s Line in the Sand,” (October/November 2012 edition) looked at what’s happening in recycling in British Columbia and problems with what had appeared to be an exciting leading-edge program