Waste & Recycling


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    Industry lobbying New Brunswick over fees

    February 7, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As noted in our news section today, an industry lobby is asking New Brunswick’s environment minister to alter Bill 15’s new product stewardship legislation that, as drafted, would prohibit separate stewardship fees from being shown to consumers and, in effect,

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    Truth coming out about LCBO

    February 6, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today is an important media day for anyone who, like me, hates the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). There are two reasons. First, the National Post ran a column today on its op-ed page by journalist and consumer affairs

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    Judging Ontario's environment minister

    February 3, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    There are various yardsticks for measuring the success or failure of a government, or specifically a minister and his or her staff. I’ve been watching Ontario Environment Minister Laurel Broten for some time now, and have suspended judgement. There hasn’t

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    If you read nothing else today…

    February 3, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    If you read nothing else today, read Usman Valiante’s blog entry (under Contributor’s Blog on this website) analyzing the Quebec environment minister’s reaction to (and standing up to) Coca Cola’s unilateral move to withdraw the voluntary deposit-refund on its non-carbonated

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    Our new information system and other news

    February 2, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers would be interested to learn that I spent much of yesterday in a meeting with the IT people at our company — and other editors of our company’s environmental products — to develop a common terminology for

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    A change of pace

    January 31, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Just for fun I’d thought I’d liven things up today by sharing with you all a copy of my sister Danielle Crittenden’s blog entry from today. She’s something of a political pundit who lives in Washington and is a regular

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    Our blog expands

    January 30, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today we welcome Usman Valiante as our first blog columnist, in addition to me, the editor. Usman Valiante is a consultant with extensive experience in the waste diversion field, with special expertise in such things as used-oil recovery, deposit-refund systems

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    French Rabbit

    January 26, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Just to let you all know, I’m in the final stages of editing the articles for the upcoming February/March edition of the magazine, and want to point out two things. First, our cover story summarizes findings from our annual online

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    The Conservative win and the environment

    January 24, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As was predicted, the Conservatives won the federal election last night, but were held to a minority. Other spaces will analyze the significance of the political shift to the right and so on; I’d like to make a few quick

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    I am back, and ready to vote!

    January 23, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Hi everyone! Or make that “Buenos Dias!” I’m back from sunny Mexico, refreshed from the two-week holiday, and ready for action. There were some interesting news stories while I was away and I’ll comment on some of them later (e.g.,