A propos of a lively panel discussion that took place on Thursday, June 22 at the annual conference in Collingwood of the Municipal Waste Integration Network (MWIN) about the funding of recycling in Ontario, two blog entries have been posted on the Solid Waste & Recycling magazine website that will be of interest to readers and especially to delegates who were at the conference.
The panel was moderated by Guy Crittenden, editor of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, who directed the animated discussion. There was a suggestion that certain issues would be followed up on the magazine website after the conference. This has now occurred.
The first entry is Guy Crittenden’s reflections on the glass recycling portion of the debate, and reports based on an interesting new study from the UK about “downcycling” of glass and the attendant missed opportunity to lessen greenhouse gas emissions. (Look under “Editor’s Blog” on the left side of the home page at www.solidwastemag.com)
The second entry is from consultant Usman Valiante who was on the blue box funding panel and who is also a contributing editor at Solid Waste & Recycling magazine. He has updated readers about issues associated with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and what he says are its commercial interests in selling wine in Tetra Paks. In addition to that blog entry, relevant documents are posted as downloadable files. (Look under “Contributor’s Blog” on the left side of the home page at www.solidwastemag.com and also “Posted Documents” on the same home page.)
Editor Crittenden invites people to add their comments in the blog area of the website and keep the discussion moving forward for the benefit of all informed recycling and packaging professionals.