Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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

  • Gasification of coal while still underground

    May 4, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Here’s a fascinating article about the technology to gasify coal underground (not above ground) and avoid pollution, including GHG emissions. Clean coal? Go underground, Alberta BY THOMAS HOMER-DIXON AND JULIO FRIEDMANN From the Globe and Mail, May 4, 2009 at

  • Inefficiency of wind turbines

    March 24, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers might be interested in this contrarian article that questions the assumption that a large-scale investment in wind energy benefits the environment or reduces CO2. I’m suspicious of the author’s claim that there are serious negative health effects from the

  • Using the market to green the market

    August 7, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    I found this article interesting and wish to share it with readers. For me, the authors make too much of the climate change threat — but that’s just me. Substitute your own sustainability concern wherever needed, and the overall argument

  • The Zero Waste proponents time has come

    March 10, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    I highly recommend that anyone interested in waste diversion and information/discussion about leading-edge product stewardship or extended producer responsibility (EPR) issues visit and bookmark the website of an organization called the Product Policy Institute. The website is here: http://www.productpolicy.org/ You’ll

  • Zero waste and the oil end game

    January 23, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    My work has got me very involved in understanding the Zero Waste movement lately — and the zero carbon footprint dimension — and I’ve begun to feel that — with certain qualifications — it offers the philosophical underpinning to solve

  • The environment's role in cancer

    July 24, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    Just last week I passed the minimum $2,000 level in my fundraising effort that will allow me to walk in The Weekend to End Breast Cancer (September 8-9). Thanks to all of you who have contributed — the vast majority

  • Globe & Mail picks up our incineration coverage

    June 25, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    Our contributing editor Clarissa Morawski sent me this article from the weekend edition of the Globe & Mail newspaper. This is the latest in a series that columnist John Barber has written about (and against) waste incineration proposals in the

  • Barber on Halton incinerator plan

    June 7, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers would be interested in John Barber’s recent column that’s critical of incineration plans in regions that ring the Greater Toronto Area. I also invite waste management professionals who live in Southern Ontario to consider attending next week’s

  • Song birds and condo life

    May 24, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    At the beginning of May I moved into a condo along the waterfront in Collingwood, in a 20-year-old development known as Rupert’s Landing. I have sworn in the past that I would never live in a gated community, but once