Waste & Recycling

  • 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

  • Food Insecurity, Dirty Drinking Water and Cheap Soft Drinks in Canada’s North

    December 3, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    Harsh environmental conditions are exacerbated by poverty, contaminated drinking water, unreliable and pricey shipping of goods from the rest of the country, monopolistic controls, a lack of housing, and other social issues. These factors take an especially harsh toll on the nutrition of people living in these communities, where healthy food is very expensive and soft drinks and junk food are cheap.

  • Energy Conservation, Climate Change and the 3Rs (6Rs?)

    August 27, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    One point that is lost or downplayed in most discussions about some of the themes in my recent book is that the 3Rs hierarchy and 6Rs principles (http://practicalaction.org/6rs) have vital implications in terms of climate change, pollution prevention and energy conservation.