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  • On the matter of federal funds for Ontario

    May 5, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    You’ve likely read by now that in the federal budget, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty didn’t include $538million in funds that were promised for Ontario to help offset its costs fighting global warming. The issue is a complicated matrix that goes

  • Canadian Environment Awards names finalists

    May 5, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The Canadian Environment Awards has named the finalists who will be honoured during its annual celebration of envir…

  • Drowning polar bear myths and other notes

    May 4, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Just a quick entry today on a couple of items. Readers should take a look at Margaret Wente’s column in the Globe & Mail (May 4) in which she questions (you could say “demolishes”) the story about “drowing polar bears”

  • Hybrid Greenwash

    April 11, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m back from a busy week in B.C. at SWANA’s combined Canadian and Northwest Chapter Symposium. (You can read about that in the forthcoming April/May edition of the magazine.) Today I noticed an article from BusinessWeek Online about hybrid cars.

  • Stealth Doomsday

    March 21, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today’s Globe & Mail features an AP story about species under threat of extinction. (See below) The story fits in my mind with the global warming story, and the saga of human population growth. It appears that by mid-century, let’s

  • Global warming update

    March 13, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    [NOTE: THIS BLOG ENTRY WAS EDITED BY THE AUTHOR ON MARCH 15 TO REFLECT NEW INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS.] If I were able — in this digital space — I would stamp this Blog entry “IMPORTANT” in big red letters. This

  • New Orleans landfill — finally!

    December 2, 2005 by Guy Crittenden

    I was pleased to see a news item on the wires today concerning the New Orlenas ASL site, a notorious old Superfund landfill that was submerged by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters. Although I won’t take credit for the coverage of the

  • Plasma Adds Waste Management and Engineering Expertise to Advisory Board

    August 26, 2005 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Plasma Environmental Technologies Inc., a Canadian company that turns waste into clean energy is pleased to announc…

  • Waste Management, Gaz Mtro and Cascades partnership

    June 3, 2005 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    On May 31, Waste Management along with partners Gaz Mtro and Cascades launched a successful biogas energy project …

  • Safety-Kleen launches used oil recycling program in Quebec

    January 6, 2005 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Safety-Kleen Canada recently launched a used oil recovery program to recycle used motor and lubricating oils it col…