Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Remembering Pat Franklin

    October 22, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    In case you missed the news on our website or email newsletter (or elsewhere), Pat Franklin, the founder (retired) of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) (www.container-recycling.org) based in Culver City, California, died on Sunday, October 14. She died in a

  • The cancer prevention diet: Update

    September 10, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Some time ago I wrote a series of online blog columns about dietary changes I was researching (and implementing) for myself based on the idea that I’d like to lower my chances of getting cancer and perhaps prevent it, and

  • Energy Conservation, Climate Change and the 3Rs (6Rs?)

    August 27, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    One point that is lost or downplayed in most discussions about some of the themes in my recent book is that the 3Rs hierarchy and 6Rs principles (http://practicalaction.org/6rs) have vital implications in terms of climate change, pollution prevention and energy conservation.

  • Asbestos in Quebec, Part 2: Why We Export Death – Perhaps we feel “Lucky”?

    August 11, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    Part of my reasoning was related to the fact that Canadians have spent millions of dollars refining the technologies associated with controlling asbestos hazards. We have produced hundreds of reports and studies by some of the best engineers and doctors in the world

  • Understanding Zero Waste: Revisiting an Old Essay

    July 23, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I recently transferred old files onto my new Mac laptop (yes, I am finally a Mac person!) and came across an essay I wrote a couple of years ago about understanding Zero Waste and what could be called a trend

  • Asbestos industry given $58M ‘lease on life’ by Quebec: Part 1

    July 17, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    But are Charest and Harper offering a chalice or handing employers in developing nations the Blade of Death? David McRobert The announcement late last week (June 29, 2012) that the Canadian asbestos industry may have just been given a second

  • Mosquito repellant in pill form

    July 9, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I just returned from a 10-day trip to Italy (Naples, Rome) and arrived in time to update my blog for the week. I don’t have time to write anything extensive so I thought I’d just share this interesting news item

  • Where is Waste Diversion Going?

    May 20, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    It has been a busy three months and I have been remiss in blogging. The day to day rigours of work and life get in the way and this unfortunately becomes expendable. I had a great opportunity, along with Michael

  • Eight anti-cancer superfoods (and more)

    April 9, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Last week’s online article about Week Seven in the cancer-prevention lifestyle series ended with a reference to the documentary film All in This Tea, and I was going to let readers know more note only about the benefits of tea

  • The cancer-prevention lifestyle: week seven

    April 2, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    As I start week seven of what I’m calling the “cancer-free lifestyle” there’s quite a bit to report, but don’t worry — it’s mostly about how simple and straightforward it is to make small changes in your diet and habits