Waste & Recycling

  • StewardEdge edges into BC multi-rez

    June 3, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I try to never forget I’m editing a magazine on solid waste and recycling issues for the whole of Canada (and have sometimes taken flack for being too focused on Ontario, because I live there) but I have to say

  • Mothers of Invention: Mother Parkers takes on cumulative effects, one tea serving at a time

    April 15, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    An article published April 10, 2014 by The Canadian Press addresses a matter that’s near and dear to my heart on multiple levels. The article concerns tea and coffee company Mother Parkers, which has debuted a recyclable single-use tea and

  • Biddle and the plastic riddle

    March 18, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    One of our contributing editors forwarded me the link recently to an excellent article in The Guardian online profiling entrepreneur plastics recycler Mike Biddle, who recently departed international recycling company MBA Polymers. The article is interesting on a number of levels,

  • Thoughts on robots

    March 18, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Something I read a while back about the future contained the amusing line, “Where are the darn robots already!” This line harkened back to front covers of Popular Mechanics magazines with the “family of the future” flying about in UFO-like

  • The Sharing Economy

    January 21, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    I recommend that anyone interested in having a career or a company that’s successful in the coming years read this fascinating article from the magazine Fast Company about the so-called “sharing economy.” It’s one of the most interesting articles I’ve

  • Thoughts on the insourcing boom

    December 10, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    By now most readers will have learned that Apple is moving some of its computer production to the USA. Apple won’t be making the units directly, but hiring a contractor. This was seen as big news, because the trend, especially


    February 29, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    Boy, did I speak too soon. My blog yesterday encouraged a partnership between Ontario and Alberta for the good of Canada – There’s no chance!! Politics at Play – Here we go again!! Dalton McGuinty thinks that the need for

  • Dalton, It's called "WORKING WITH" !!!

    July 21, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    Just down the road from me in Kananaskis the provincial Energy Ministers are wrapping up their three day meeting. A key agenda item was a national energy policy. With a number of provinces holding elections in the next 12 months,

  • An environmental standards based approach to end-of-life vehicle (ELV) stewardship

    March 14, 2011 by Usman Valiante

    I penned this piece for the February 2011 edition of Canadian Technician Why regulated standards are needed for end-of-life vehicles Approximately 1.5 passenger vehicles either reach the end of their useful lives or are damaged in accidents beyond repair (and

  • A climate wager

    December 14, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers know I’m a skeptic about man-made global warming, but in the interest of “balance” I reproduce below one person’s opinion of Canada as a thuggish petro-state in view of the recent Copenhagen meeting. This was sent to me by