Solid Waste & Recycling


  • A policy debate over organic waste and biogas

    July 15, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    An interesting contest of opinion has opened up between the association that represents the private sector waste management industry in Ontario and an association that represents stakeholders who wish to increase the amount of organic waste managed via on-farm anaerobic

  • Our Waste 2 Product & Energy Cleantech Conference

    May 6, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    In case you missed the memo, our one-day event about turning waste into energy and products is only a few weeks away. Entitled the “Waste 2 Energy Cleantech Conference,” the event takes place on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the

  • Response to The Myth of Human Progress

    February 11, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    A friend of mine, Martin Millican (a partner in fast-growth IT company Envoke.com), wrote a letter in response to my post last week on an article from TruthDig.com I reproduce his letter here, with some comments of my own inside

  • The Sharing Economy

    January 21, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    I recommend that anyone interested in having a career or a company that’s successful in the coming years read this fascinating article from the magazine Fast Company about the so-called “sharing economy.” It’s one of the most interesting articles I’ve

  • Thoughts on the insourcing boom

    December 10, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    By now most readers will have learned that Apple is moving some of its computer production to the USA. Apple won’t be making the units directly, but hiring a contractor. This was seen as big news, because the trend, especially

  • Ontario Releases Updated Composting Guidelines

    September 26, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    As did many others I received a personalized letter, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE), in my email inbox yesterday indicating that at long last they had updated Ontario’s compost framework. This includes new standards and guidelines. This has

  • Feds invest in hemp and flax biofuel

    July 30, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m in a busy magazine deadline but thought this week it’d be worth sharing the following news release sent to me by a friend who works for the federal government. It’s encouraging that the Harper government is investing in a

  • Understanding Zero Waste: Revisiting an Old Essay

    July 23, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I recently transferred old files onto my new Mac laptop (yes, I am finally a Mac person!) and came across an essay I wrote a couple of years ago about understanding Zero Waste and what could be called a trend

  • 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

  • Critique of Toronto Port Lands plan

    September 19, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought I’d share this interesting letter with readers from planners and university planners critcizing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s plan for the Toronto Port Lands. September 15, 2011 Dear Toronto Councillors: The following letter explains our concerns about how to