Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Mullinder on plastics and litter

    January 29, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might be interested in this online article (blog) by John Mullinder, Executive Director of the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) in Brampton, Ontario. Mullinder writes about litter and plastic. I share this not to side

  • Some thoughts on the US election

    November 5, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I rarely use this space to comment on political issues, especially elections, but thought to share a few thoughts about the US presidential election. Firstly, I won’t try to predict the outcome, which will make this post outdated almost as

  • Hurricane Sandy, the Berkeley Earth Studies and Climate Change Doubts

    October 29, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    While one can turn the Berkeley Earth story into a tale of the triumph for climate activists, it is, in truth, a triumph of science. It shows us what scientists can achieve when they put aside personal biases and focus on the search for greater certainty.

  • Understanding BC's eco fees

    October 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    In the forthcoming October/November edition of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine I write an editorial on what’s happening with stewardship for blue-box-type printed paper and packaging materials in the Province of British Columbia. (That edition will be printed and mailed,

  • 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.

  • Saving the pigs (and making the connections)

    June 25, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Last week I attended a lecture at OISE in Toronto hosted by The Inner Garden in which activist Joanna Macy spoke to a packed audience of more than 500 people on topics related to her new book Active Hope: How

  • Waste essay by Wendell Berry

    June 5, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Bill Sheehan of the Product Policy Institute (www.productpolicy.org) forwarded this 1990 essay by Wendell Berry (care of David Stitzhal), and I share it with you. “There is no sense and no sanity in objecting to the desecration of the flag

  • Man Dies Working on Stewardship Funding Formula

    May 28, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Waste management consultant Reginald Cox, P.Eng., 47, of Brampton, Ontario was found slumped over his desk over the weekend, dead from an apparent brain aneurysm triggered by his attempt to figure out a funding formula for end-of-life management of product

  • Toxins lurking in green tea

    April 30, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    NOTE: I will be in Las Vegas this week at Waste Expo. If you are also there, please look me up! – ed. I’m researching an article about the health benefits of tea, about which I will write in greater