Waste & Recycling

  • Ontario's first Zero Waste conference a success!

    August 12, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    Ontario’s first Zero Waste Conference took place yesterday (Monday, August 11, with a reception and a bit of program on the Sunday evening before) at the new, modern Lakehead University campus in Orillia, Ontario. The team that put it together, inspired and

  • Mr. Bradley and Premier Wynne – On Bill 91, go back and start again*

    November 3, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    (Note: A Summary of Opposition Comments on Bill 91 as of October 3, 2013 follows this blog post.) In early June 2013, the Honourable Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of the Environment tabled Bill 91, the proposed Waste Reduction Act. Despite

  • Lawrence Solomon skewers global warming hype

    April 22, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Lawrence Solomon, the Executive Director of Energy Probe and someone whose writing and opinions I respect greatly, has continued to write an article series dispelling the assumptions people have that the Earth’s climate is warming. (His bio is at the

  • Environmentalists & Garbage Unions !!

    May 10, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    Over the years anyone who has dealt with the City of Toronto on any issue that may impact on the environment has run across the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA). For years Jack Layton used them as his personal cheerleading section

  • 100 Years of Women’s Power – And Much More to Come !!!!

    March 9, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    Yesterday was the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Day. It was celebrated in different ways and at various levels in countries around the world. Various print media had some interesting, and important, items we should all be aware of as our


    January 25, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    As I mentioned in an earlier blog the McGuinty Government in Ontario is facing challenges and unrest from various quarters regarding its Green Energy policies, specifically the decisions to fast track its renewable energy portfolio using Wind Power. As the

  • Our next edition (April/May)

    April 7, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    At a recent recycling industry meeting a colleague of mine said that he continues to enjoy Solid Waste & Recycling magazine but was worried that recent coverage about Zero Waste issues was drawing our attention away from the kind of

  • The Zero Waste proponents time has come

    March 10, 2008 by Guy Crittenden

    I highly recommend that anyone interested in waste diversion and information/discussion about leading-edge product stewardship or extended producer responsibility (EPR) issues visit and bookmark the website of an organization called the Product Policy Institute. The website is here: http://www.productpolicy.org/ You’ll

  • 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

  • Isaacs and Pepper exchange

    September 18, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Colin Isaacs recently wrote an article for his environmental newsletter (The Gallon Report) panning the Province of Ontario’s recent announcement that it’s placing wine and alcohol beverage containers on deposit. I found Isaac’s protets rather over the top. I was