Solid Waste & Recycling

  • Obama and climate change

    May 18, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers should enjoy this article that offers some straight talk about the new US Administration and climate change. COMMENTARY May 2009 US Democrats backing away from cap and trade By Dr. Stephen Murgatroyd, Columnist Troy Media Corporation US President Barack

  • Ten Points on “Zero Waste”

    July 22, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    Some recent correspondence with members of the new Ontario Zero Waste Coalition caused me to write up an explanation of Zero Waste, as I understand the term. My motivation was both to clarify the term and further differentiate it from

  • Report from Americana 2007

    March 30, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers might be interested in notes I made at Americana 2007, where I was the “waste analyst” for the conference sessions pertaining to waste management. Despite spending quite a bit of time on the trade show floor, I

  • Road tolls, market forces and climate change

    February 21, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    A news item caught my attention today. Toronto Mayor David Miller has stated he would consider tolling city roads — as London England did, with great success — in order to reduce commuting, downtown congestion and smog. The London mayor

  • Americana and HazMat update

    January 23, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    Just a note to readers who may be attending the Americana trade show and conference in Montreal (March 20-22). I have been designated as the official “waste management” media person for the event whcih, among other things, will involve me

  • Isaacs and Pepper exchange

    September 18, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Colin Isaacs recently wrote an article for his environmental newsletter (The Gallon Report) panning the Province of Ontario’s recent announcement that it’s placing wine and alcohol beverage containers on deposit. I found Isaac’s protets rather over the top. I was

  • 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 …

  • Media tipping point

    April 28, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    A phrase you hear a lot these days in relation to climate change discussions is “tipping point.” The thinking is that nature absorbs a great deal of emissions for a long time and shows little evidence of change, but when

  • Ontario liquor monopoly launches new Tetra Pak wine

    April 12, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    According to an April 11 news release distributed via Canadian Newswire, the “Three Thieves Bandit” brand of wine “…

  • Environmentally friendly theft-resistant packaging

    March 10, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    MeadWestvaco is introducing Natralock&#8482, a high-visibility packaging solution that is environmentally conscious…