Waste & Recycling

  • Some signs of progress

    August 5, 2014 by John Mullinder

    The US-based environmental group, Upstream, has quietly changed the numbers in its Waste of Forests campaign, correcting the error that inflated its packaging waste claim by about 30 per cent (Upstream misses the boat). We remain hopeful that the group

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hurricane Sandy, the Berkeley Earth Studies and Climate Change Doubts

    October 29, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    While one can turn the Berkeley Earth story into a tale of the triumph for climate activists, it is, in truth, a triumph of science. It shows us what scientists can achieve when they put aside personal biases and focus on the search for greater certainty.

  • The passing of Jack McGinnis

    February 7, 2011 by Guy Crittenden

    Jack McGinnis died last week at age 64 of complications related to lung disease. Jack, I just learned, had serious lung problems and for the past year was rarely without supplied oxygen, worked from home and had difficulty with things

  • Goodbye film house! Nostalgic recollections of bygone production days…

    May 16, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    I tend not to write in this space about internal matters regarding how our magzine is produced, on the assumption that readers prefer that I focus on industry issues. However, I’m going to break that rule here because of a

  • Problems with the Ice Core data

    May 4, 2007 by Guy Crittenden

    A few days ago I posted a Blog entry and also a website news item here about a documentary from the UK entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which takes apart the conventional wisdom about man-made climate change. Not surprisingly,

  • 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

  • Media tipping point

    April 28, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    A phrase you hear a lot these days in relation to climate change discussions is “tipping point.” The thinking is that nature absorbs a great deal of emissions for a long time and shows little evidence of change, but when

  • Global warming's discredited "hockey stick" chart

    February 20, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As I noted in a recent blog entry, I’ve recently encountered instances at conferences and other professional gatherings of people delivering presentations on the topic of global warming and climate change wherein they use the famous “hockey stick” chart to