Waste & Recycling

  • Happy Trails- Report from the Recycling Council of Alberta 2013 Conference

    October 3, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Consider following me on twitter @2cg_ The Recycling Council of Alberta always puts on a good show at its annual conference (The Greatest Recycling Show on Earth). They follow some basic fundamentals. Keep things on time, feed your delegates well

  • Reflections on the Architects of Human-made Disasters; or Why Overlaps Often aren’t such a Bad Thing

    September 30, 2013 by David S. McRobert

    By David McRobert (with contributions from Meghan Robinson and Sharon Sam) For decades I have struggled with an illusive, demanding and unforgiving mistress who has kept up me many nights: my muse asks, “David how can we balance economic goals

  • Overview of Dutch Waste Management Policy

    September 18, 2013 by Paul van der Werf

    Follow the Trade Mission on Twitter at @2cg_ Waste Management Themed Trade Mission to Netherlands Day Three Waste Management in the Netherlands Mr. Loek Bergman Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Directorate for Sustainability The Netherlands is a densely populated

  • Organics events and a wildflower garden

    August 13, 2013 by Susan Antler

    The Compost Council of Canada recently held its “first Wednesday at noon-Manitoba time” (Central Time Zone) when folks in Manitoba, across Canada and quite honestly anywhere in the world, can dial-in to listen to one of our series of compost

  • Run-up to Canada's national compost conference

    July 30, 2013 by Susan Antler

    The Compost Council of Canada will hold its 23rd Annual National Compost Conference in Toronto, Ontario, September 11-13, 2013 at the Eaton Chelsea hotel (formerly the Delta Chelsea). In preparation for the event, we “road-tripped” it on Thursday, July 25,

  • Sites & Spills Expo update

    July 22, 2013 by Lee Baker

    You may have previously read that the Sites and Spills Expo issued a call for papers for the upcoming show, taking place February 19–20, 2014 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The deadline for submissions has now past and

  • 15 tips for clean/green tech accelerator success

    July 22, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    From time to time people forward links to me to interesting blogs that I feel are worth sharing. The blog entry, below, offers tips for cleantech accelerator success. This post was originally published here and is republished by permission.    15 tips for

  • The Lac Megantic, Quebec explosion

    July 8, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    It was with great sadness that I learned this weekend of the tragic train derailment, explosion and loss of life at the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec. Ironically, we had just finished printing and mailing the Summer 2013 edition of HazMat

  • Understanding extended producer responsibility

    July 2, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    With the introduction of product stewardship programs across Canada (and to a lesser extent the United States) it’s worth reminding ourselves about their ultimate purpose, which often gets lost in discussions over specific policy details. With the introduction of its

  • Where do eco-fees come from? Why, from government, silly!

    June 25, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    The political fixation on “doing something about” eco-fees is akin to fretting about a lingering cough while ignoring the underlying pneumonia that is its cause. If eco-fees are the symptomatic “cough” then government policies that restrict or lessen competition between