Waste & Recycling

  • RCO responds to "Dim Bulbs"

    March 7, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    In response to my blog entry earlier this week, Dim Bulbs: stewardship dispute generates more heat than light the Recycling Council of Ontario has provided the following letter and clarification, that I reproduce below without edit. — ed.   Wednesday, 5 March

  • Dim Bulbs: stewardship dispute generates more heat than light

    March 4, 2014 by Guy Crittenden

    I dislike getting in between different service providers when they have a dispute, especially when I consider the parties professional colleagues and even friends. And I normally don’t consider myself qualified to say that the services of Company A are

  • Article submissions and event posting

    September 3, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    With summer winding down and everyone in “back to school” or “back to work mode” (sigh!) I think it’d be useful for readers to be reminded of a few tips for submitting articles to our publication, and for posting your

  • Mark Your Calendars: Sites & Spills Expo

    May 9, 2013 by Lee Baker

    One of the most significant changes to the next Sites and Spills Expo (www.sitesandspills.com) is our moving the dates from fall to winter, to February 19-20, 2014. Mark your calendars now and plan to participate! It’s a quieter time in the

  • New info from an in-depth article on the Deepwater Horizon spill

    April 30, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Our sister publication HazMat Management focuses on contaminated site cleanup, new technology and pollution abatement. We have a strong readership (and growing) in the oil & gas sector, and in oil services companies. So I thought an in-depth article that appeared on

  • Plastic waste article (and a note about global warming)

    February 21, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    An article in the Los Angeles Times about environmental hazards from certain kinds of plastic gives food for thought. The article was circulated recently by the Product Policy Institute (productpolicy.org), and was based on an article that appeared in the


    November 19, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    Sunday evening. Well, for all of you who haven’t been watching the Canadian Football League Finals today, get ready for some fun. This year is the 100th year of the Annual Grey Cup game, historically pitting East vs West in

  • Mosquito repellant in pill form

    July 9, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    I just returned from a 10-day trip to Italy (Naples, Rome) and arrived in time to update my blog for the week. I don’t have time to write anything extensive so I thought I’d just share this interesting news item

  • Man Dies Working on Stewardship Funding Formula

    May 28, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Waste management consultant Reginald Cox, P.Eng., 47, of Brampton, Ontario was found slumped over his desk over the weekend, dead from an apparent brain aneurysm triggered by his attempt to figure out a funding formula for end-of-life management of product

  • Toxins lurking in green tea

    April 30, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    NOTE: I will be in Las Vegas this week at Waste Expo. If you are also there, please look me up! – ed. I’m researching an article about the health benefits of tea, about which I will write in greater