Solid Waste & Recycling

  • Airships for Northern Canada

    August 29, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I had a blog entry prepared that was a fairly serious industry piece and was about to post it, but then I came across this interesting news item which I’ve decided to post instead. (I’ll post the other one in

  • Market failure for "green" household products

    April 24, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I received an interesting email this week from the Product Policy Institute’s Bill Sheehan quoting from two media articles on the lackluster market performance of eco-friendly products. Of course, an issue for consideration is that people can make their own

  • On Earth Day, how about we ban bottled water?

    April 18, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    They may not deserve my sympathy, but I can’t help feeling a bit sorry for the PR people who have to come up with positive news releases for the soft drink and bottled water industry. It must feel a bit

  • Fuel of the future

    April 13, 2011 by Wes Muir

    A new generation of alternative fuel fleets is hitting roads across the country. Last month in the Metro Vancouver region, Waste Management unveiled 20 new garbage and recycling trucks powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG. At the request of

  • Ten points about Zero Waste (reprise)

    January 26, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    I was very flattered the other day when someone from Ontario’s environment ministry suggested I repost a blog entry from last year on Zero Waste that she thought bore repeating. So here it is again, ten points about Zero Waste.

  • Gazette article on Quebec deposits

    January 10, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    Here’s an interesting article from The Gazette about the changing politics of deposits in Quebec. Enjoy. A plea to province: Don’t drop the bottle By MICHELLE LALONDE The Gazette December 27, 2010 Retailers and recycling centres concede that bringing in

  • Shifting to Natural Gas Truck Fleets

    December 6, 2010 by Wes Muir

    An important shift is rippling through a variety of industries as environmental concerns, such as greenhouse gas emissions, increasingly gain attention of policymakers and government leaders. For instance, earlier this year, Environment Canada announced that it will extend its established


    December 2, 2010 by Gordon McGuinty

    I have been waiting a week or so to gather my thoughts on this one. The McGuinty Government has just approved the construction of a garbage incinerator in Durham Region, just east of the City of Toronto. – WITHOUT A


    November 17, 2010 by Gordon McGuinty

    Our new workshop for business, municipalities and developers is called “WINNING THE WAR” –How to Identify & Manage Opposition to Your Project”….. and, there are a few wars going on out there…. After more than ten years of discussion, debate

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    October 12, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    I can’t say enough good things about the current book I’m reading, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals — a 2006 non-fiction book by Michael Pollan in which the author explores the question “What should we have