Solid Waste & Recycling

  • 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

  • Asbestos subsidies: Canada’s shame

    July 16, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Last week a post from our new regular online columnist David McRobert wrote Part 1 of a two-part article ( on asbestos in Canada and new subsidies from the Quebec government to prop up the industry and allow the re-opening

  • 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

  • Sticking it to the man!

    June 11, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m in a double magazine deadline currently so this week’s blog entry will be short – but that doesn’t mean it’s unimportant! I’m going to plug a product that should be of interest to men especially, but to some extent

  • Waste essay by Wendell Berry

    June 5, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Bill Sheehan of the Product Policy Institute ( 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

  • 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

  • Vega smoothies and other personal changes

    March 19, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    This week I’ll update readers with a few highlights of personal changes I’ve made during the past seven days in my ongoing cancer-prevention online article series. My goal here is to direct you to really worthwhile information resources that are

  • What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

    February 27, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    First let me start this week’s blog entry on cancer prevention (and my gradual adoption of a healthier lifestyle) by mentioning two documentaries you should watch that, taken together, pretty much lay out the story of what is wrong with

  • On Your Mark

    February 2, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) has recently announced a partnership with the NSF, a global certification organization to help it certify compostable plastics. If you have been involved with compostable plastics at all you will know that it has been