Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Incineration in Canada

    October 1, 1998 by Richard Gilbert

    About eight per cent of municipal waste in Canada is incinerated, one of the lowest proportions among developed countries. In comparison, percentages for other developed countries include: 59 per cent…

  • Alberta's Deposit-Refund System

    September 1, 1998 by Clarissa Morawski

    Eighty per cent container recovery at 0.8 cents per unit soldThe net cost of deposit-refund systems for beverage containers is the subject of intense debate. Some suggest that deposit-refund systems o…

  • Red Tape and the Transboundary Business

    September 1, 1998 by Robert G. Power, LL.B.

    The transboundary movement of municipal and industrial, commercial, and institutional (IC&I) waste is about to become further entangled by more red tape and fees. Bill C-32 will soon replace the exist…