Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Netherlands Waste Management Themed Trade Mission- Day 2

    September 23, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Follow the Trade Mission on Twitter at @2cg_ Day Two We spent another solid day on the road looking at Dutch waste management facilities. Today we say a fridge recycling facility (and heard about e waste recycling), saw an waste

  • A recycling verification guideline for Ontario

    September 23, 2014 by Rob Cook

    On September 8, 2014, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) launched a 45-day public consultation period for the TECHNICAL GUIDE: Recycling process, audit and verification Guideline for Ontario. The guideline was initiated by the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) last year

  • What Metro Vancouver's missing in its rush to incinerate

    September 23, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers will find this op-ed piece from the Vancouver Sun interesting. Written by John Winter — President of the BC Chamber of Commerce — the article describes Metro Vancouver’s proposed Bylaw 280, a piece of flow-control legislation that would direct

  • Netherlands Waste Management Themed Trade Mission- Day 1

    September 22, 2014 by Paul van der Werf

    Things started with a bang today. With some still struggling to wipe away jet-lag’s cobwebs we set out on a very full day. This blog presents some highlights from various site visits and then provides some background information on each

  • The Race to the Bottom Part 2 – Death of a Recycler

    June 24, 2014 by Usman Valiante

    Is there a greater tragedy imaginable than that, in our endeavour consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce the very opposite of what we have been striving for?  ― Friedrich August von

  • The beverage industry responds to BC StewardEdge blog

    June 10, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    John Challinor II, Chairman of the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA), wrote a letter in response to my blog last week, “StewardEdge edges into BC multi-rez.” In the interests of fairness and offering clarification to readers, I reprint the letter below in

  • StewardEdge edges into BC multi-rez

    June 3, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I try to never forget I’m editing a magazine on solid waste and recycling issues for the whole of Canada (and have sometimes taken flack for being too focused on Ontario, because I live there) but I have to say

  • Metro Vancouver responds on Bylaw 280

    May 20, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    On May 14 I received a letter for publication from Paul Henderson, General Manager for Solid Waste Services for Metro Vancouver, BC. The letter is in response to a series of online and print articles I wrote about Metro’s proposed Bylaw 280

  • The stewardship fight heats up in BC

    March 27, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    An article in the Campbell River Mirror (updated March 25) neatly sums up the showdown developing in British Columbia over complex issues related to that province’s extensive producer responsibility program for end-of-life management of packaging and printed paper. If your

  • Canada's botched EPR plans derailing US product stewardship

    March 25, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    When I first received the news release on March 24 from the National Waste & Recycling Association — a US trade organization that represents private waste services companies — I was quite shocked and somewhat appalled at the group’s strident position