Guy Crittenden, editor of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, is announcing an invigorated approach to the coverage of climate change issues in the magazine.
“No matter where you stand on this issue, the global warming topic will play an increasingly important role in waste diversion and disposal in future as the science and its implications are understood,” says Crittenden, adding that Canada is a ratifier of the Kyoto Accord on Climate Change, and the country’s waste management infrastructure could play an important role in mitigating greenhouse gases.
“When you include product stewardship and waste reduction and recycling strategies, the waste management system stands at the nexus of our consumer society and our oversize ecological footprint,” Crittenden says. “Having attended last week’s Environment Canada conference on Extended Producer Responsibility in Calgary, I feel our industry is uniquely positioned to drive solutions all the way up the production chain.”
To read Crittenden’s revised article on this topic, please click on “Editor’s Blog” on the left side of the home page and look for the headline “Global warming update.”