Solid Waste & Recycling

  • 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: You’ll

  • 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

  • Problems with the Ice Core data

    May 4, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    A few days ago I posted a Blog entry and also a website news item here about a documentary from the UK entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which takes apart the conventional wisdom about man-made climate change. Not surprisingly,

  • Much-needed pricking of enviro-hero balloons

    March 2, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    I simply had to copy and paste this column from the National Post (March 2, 2007). It’s a very funny send-up of the two most iconic environmentalists in the USA and Canada. Enjoy. Two kinds of revolutionaries COLBY COSH National

  • Menzies on ARMA

    September 20, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Journalist David Menzies has written an amusing and slightly disturbing article about his experience writing about (and for) the Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) for Marketing magazine, where he’s a regular columnist. Menizes wrote articles that were critical of ARMA

  • John Lackie made SWANA Ontario executive director

    July 23, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Murray Gale, president of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Ontario Chapter, has announced the a…

  • David Merriman wins MWIN award (June 22, 2006)

    June 22, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    David Merriman has been awarded the prize 2006-2007 Waste Management Professional of the Year by the Municipal Wast…

  • Ontario proposes environmental assessment changes

    June 7, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    The Ontario’s McGuinty government is proposing changes to the environmental assessment (EA) process that will make …

  • A tale of two conferences: Watch out!

    May 12, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Just a quick entry today to update readers about a couple of things. On Wednesday morning Brian van Opstal gave me a tour of the Dufferin organics plant in the northwest corner of Toronto. It was very interesting and I’ll

  • Global warming's discredited "hockey stick" chart

    February 20, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As I noted in a recent blog entry, I’ve recently encountered instances at conferences and other professional gatherings of people delivering presentations on the topic of global warming and climate change wherein they use the famous “hockey stick” chart to