Waste & Recycling


  • Off to save the Amazon

    December 12, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    This is an interview with Panacea Peru owner Emily Shaw about her business exporting Amazon botanics outside of South America, but first… …you need to know that just after Christmas I’m jumping on a plane and heading off to save the

  • Food & consumer products group fires back

    December 2, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) has responded to Rob Cook, CEO of the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) and the letter he circulated recently to Ontario provincial members of parliament and other stakeholders, which was published on this

  • OWMA response to FCPC position on Ontario's Waste Reduction Act

    November 13, 2013 by Rob Cook

    As was stated in a cover letter today from Peter Hargreave, Director, Policy & Strategy for the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) — of which I am Chief Executive Officer — it has been brought to our attention that there are many

  • The cancer prevention diet: an update

    November 11, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    When I attend environment industry events these days I’m often approached by people who ask me for an update on the “cancer prevention diet” I introduced to readers in a series of online articles a couple of years ago. A

  • 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

  • On-farm anaerobic digestion: getting it right

    October 15, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought readers would appreciate reading a letter that Susan Antler, Executive Director of The Compost Council of Canada, sent recently to CCC members inviting them to advocate for proper standards and best-management practices in regard to a proposed new

  • Dispelling the BS about BC

    October 3, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    There is great interest in British Columbia these days and it isn’t in anticipation of the upcoming ski season but rather for the controversy around the introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Printed-Paper and Packaging (PPP). The introduction of

  • A critique of the Intermediaries provisions in Ontario's draft waste reduction bill

    August 22, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    Collective producer action for extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a hot topic in Ontario. This article focuses on the Intermediary provisions of Bill 91, which are redundant and should be eliminated. Ontario’s Environment Minister Jim Bradley has stated that the Industry

  • 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

  • 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