Waste & Recycling

  • Mullinder on EPR and Blue Box funding

    January 13, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I very much enjoyed a recent online column (blog) by John Mullinder, Executive Director of the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) in Brampton, Ontario (www.ppec-paper.com) that summarizes important concerns industry “stewards” have about new provincial schemes in which producers pay

  • Giving Away the EPR Store in BC

    November 26, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    My most recent editorial in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, “Kootenay Boundary’s Line in the Sand,” (October/November 2012 edition) looked at what’s happening in recycling in British Columbia and problems with what had appeared to be an exciting leading-edge program

  • Tea drinkers at greater risk of prostate cancer

    June 18, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I received this news release just this morning and wanted to share. Please understand I believe there are health benefits from tea and I recommend a certain amount of tea drinking for enjoyment and especially when the tea is produced

  • Seven Food Items That Should Never Pass Your Lips

    December 5, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    The following list of “Seven Food Items That Should Never Pass Your Lips” comes from Prevention online magazine. I thought it worth sharing with readers — especially anyone raising kids. Despite our supposed awareness of chemicals in the food chain,

  • Challenging global warming orthodoxy

    April 16, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers would be well served to read the excellent article series by Lawrence Solomon in the National Post newspaper on the topic of global warming and climate change. I’ve taken the liberty of copying the most recent one below. It’s

  • Road tolls, market forces and climate change

    February 21, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    A news item caught my attention today. Toronto Mayor David Miller has stated he would consider tolling city roads — as London England did, with great success — in order to reduce commuting, downtown congestion and smog. The London mayor

  • The gods are laughing

    June 7, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    There was an interesting article on today’s Financial Post op-ed page critical of the new Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth. I’ll be viewing the flick tomorrow and will report back on it in this space. I think it’s useful

  • A Munich Re article and James Lovelock profile

    March 18, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought I’d share with readers two really good articles I’ve come across in the past few days that are both entertaining and informative. The first is from re-insurance company Munich Re and it offers a short insurance industry perspective