Solid Waste & Recycling


  • The cancer-prevention lifestyle, six weeks in

    March 26, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Six weeks ago, at the beginning of February, I launched a series of online articles in this space about protecting oneself from exposure to sources of toxins from environmental sources, foods or personal grooming and home cleaning products. The first

  • Take our survey, win a Kindle!

    January 23, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Your odds of winning a Kindle are really good if you fill in our online survey. Here’s why. You may have noticed the news item on our home page about our new reader survey. If you missed it, you can

  • Questioning the wind industry

    August 8, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might find this Energy Probe article interesting about the wind industry and its claims. You can read it below, but the original contains interesting links and is available here: http://ep.probeinternational.org/2011/08/01/parker-gallant-the-wind-industrys-spin/ Parker Gallant: The wind industry’s spin (August

  • Free Willy, for real

    July 25, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    In the environmental trade press we have an expression that we normally share with new editors and writers: “None of the three ‘Fs’ please: no fur, fins or feathers.” This is a shorthand way of say, we’re a practical industry

  • Election and the Environment

    April 24, 2011 by Paul van der Werf

    It’s amazing how little traction the environment has been accorded in this election. Although the economy and environment equation is often trumpeted (with social aspects thrown in for a good triple bottom line measure) it seems that it is the

  • CRI responds to Natural Logic's white paper

    March 28, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    On March 14, I received an enthusiastic email from Susan V. Collins, Executive Director of the US-based Container Recycling Institute (CRI, see www.container-recycling.org and www.bottlebill.org) about my editorial from the February/March edition entitled “Nestle and the Watering Down of EPR.”

  • An environmental standards based approach to end-of-life vehicle (ELV) stewardship

    March 14, 2011 by Usman Valiante

    I penned this piece for the February 2011 edition of Canadian Technician Why regulated standards are needed for end-of-life vehicles Approximately 1.5 passenger vehicles either reach the end of their useful lives or are damaged in accidents beyond repair (and

  • Industry coopting the EPR term

    January 12, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I received an interesting and disturbing email from the Product Policy Institute’s Bill Sheehan about an article by Nestle CEO, Kim Jefferies — “Why It’s Time to Rethink Recycling in the US” — that was posted to greenbiz.com right before

  • Ontario's flawed stewardship regimes

    July 13, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    [REVISED JULY 13, 4:45 PM] Over the past week there’s been a great deal of media coverage of problems with Ontario’s stewardship programs for various materials. Most attention has been paid to the province’s program for household hazardous and special

  • BC carbon trading mess

    July 4, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    I recommend that readers with an interest in the science and regulation of greehouse gases start reading articles posted by Energy Probe on its website. The articles appear in various media. Most notable are those by Lawrence Solomon who’s a