Waste & Recycling

Waste Diversion

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Dim Bulbs

    August 1, 2012 by David Nesseth

    July 1, 2012 had appeared to be “E-Day” for many small British Columbia businesses caught up in logistical combat over environmental regulations. Residential rules expanded overnight to include business sectors, and suddenly light…

  • Bag to Earth

    August 1, 2012 by Maria Kelleher

    As Green Bin programs began being implemented across North America a number of years ago, communities were faced with making decisions about program design; they made certain decisions without significant information that impacted program…

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Barbecue Time

    August 1, 2012 by Diane Blackburn

    When the lazy days of summer are upon us it’s time for patios, cold drinks and the requisite barbecue delicacies fresh off the grill. The social conviviality generated by an outdoor food fest has been adopted by many organizations as a…

  • EPR Report Card

    August 1, 2012 by Barbara McConnell

    EPR Canada released the first of its kind report card in July benchmarking the progress Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments are making to require producers (manufacturers and brand owners) to be 100 per cent…

  • Feature Waste Diversion

    Organics Management in Canada

    August 1, 2012 by Paul van der Werf & Michael Cant

    It is one of the world’s great ironies that with all the advancements in agriculture — which have had positive impacts on feeding people — that many still go hungry. At the recent summit on sustainable development in Rio de…

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    August 1, 2012 by Elisabeth Comere

    Tetra Pak is committed to being a world leader in sustainable recycling, by promoting and encouraging effective widespread carton recycling programs. The company strives to achieve a 40 per cent global carton recycling rate by 2020, doubling…

  • Regulatory Update across Canada

    August 1, 2012 by Rosalind Cooper, L.L.B.

    Ontario HazWaste program changes

  • Compressed Natural Gas

    August 1, 2012 by Barbara McConnell

    Ten years ago, heavy equipment fleets boasted no more than a few token natural gas vehicles. But technology improvements leading to better engine performance and an abundant and predicable supply of natural gas have brought the environmental…

  • Sleep Country

    June 1, 2012 by John Nicholson

    Best known for being the home of Yale University, Connecticut may soon be able to lay claim to being the first jurisdiction in North America to require mattress recycling. One of the main reasons for the legislation is that government officials…

  • Efforts in Futility?

    June 1, 2012 by Peter Hargreave

    Almost two years ago, the “eco fee fiasco” broke in Ontario over fees charged for end-of-life management of household hazardous and special waste products and containers. With the fiasco dissolved any movement toward reforming the…