On Thursday, October 20, 2005, in the City of Stratford, Ontario, Solid Waste & Recycling magazine editor Guy Crittenden won the Media Award at the Recycling Council of Ontario’s annual Ontario Waste Minimization Awards. The awards gala is the culmination of all provincial activities that take place during Waste Reduction Week in Canada from October 17th to October 23rd. The awards are given to individuals and organizations in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the previous year to society’s goal of minimizing waste and improving sustainability.
The award was presented by RCO Executive Director Joanne St. Godard and RCO board member John Jackson, co-chairs of the evening.
“Since its inception a decade ago, articles in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine have guided readers toward a higher standard of excellence in every step of waste management, including collection efficiency, transportation technology, source-separated organics programs, recycling equipment, and energy from landfills or thermal treatment plants,” the presenters stated.
“In addition to tracking regulatory and business issues that attend waste management, recycling and composting, the publication – under the leadership of Editor Guy Crittenden – has increasingly reported on Canada’s burgeoning product stewardship programs and has offered detailed commentary, demanding greater rigor and accountability in how the programs are designed and measured in terms of fees and extended producer responsibility concepts.”
This is the first time Guy Crittenden or anyone from the magazine has won an Ontario Waste Minimization Award.
A list of the winners in other categories will be posted on this website presently.