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  • GTA waste-to-energy?

    GTA waste-to-energy?

    While the City of Toronto will utilize its GreenLane Landfill Facility near London, Ontario to manage residual waste in the years to come, neighboring Durham Region (just east of the city) is potentially going in a different direction. Like Toronto, ...

  • The City of Toronto rolls out its waste diversion program

    The City of Toronto rolls out its waste diversion program

    The City of Toronto is in the final stages of rolling out its multifaceted waste diversion program, which is now city-wide. Entitled `Target 70,` the program`s key objective is diverting 70 per cent of city-managed waste from landfill disposal. This ...

    Guy Crittenden

  • Curbside vs. return-to-retail for plastic bags

    Curbside vs. return-to-retail for plastic bags

    Some materials are a natural fit for Ontario`s blue box system, with its ever-increasing mechanization, and some are not. A study of plastic film recycling in Ontario has placed that particular material in the latter category and has concluded that ...

    Ben Bennett

  • The myth of `residual waste`

    The myth of `residual waste`

    Recently, I was asked by my good friend John Nicholson (a consultant and contributing editor to this magazine) to address a meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) Ontario Sector, regarding my position on generating energy from ...

    Rod Muir

  • Dealing with white goods

    Dealing with white goods

    The Hemlock Knoll Sanitary Landfill, operated by the South West Solid Waste Commission (SWSWC), is the waste management facility for the South Western portion of New Brunswick. This facility, which opened in the fall of 1997, serves approximately ...

    Ellen Mansfield

  • PEI`s new beverage container deposit system

    PEI`s new beverage container deposit system

    It`s said that change is inevitable in everything, except vending machines. Change has come to Prince Edward Island`s long-standing ban on the sale of carbonated beverages sold in non-refillable containers. Fans of refilling -- the most ...

    Clarissa Morawski

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada`s ...

    Joel Wagman, Q. C.

  • Companies and people leading the restructured environmental services industry in Canada

    Companies and people leading the restructured environmental services industry in Canada

    The landscape of environmental service providers in Canada has changed dramatically in the past four or five years, especially with mergers and acquisitions announced in recent months between some fast-growing businesses. Only a decade ago the ...

    Guy Crittenden

  • Whatever happened to ...The end of Laidlaw

    Whatever happened to ...The end of Laidlaw

    On January 28, 2004, a U. S. federal judge ordered two former high-level employees of Laidlaw Environmental Services (LES) to pay about US$590,000 in penalties for overstating the company`s earnings. The U. S. SEC said that Kenneth Winger, the ...

  • Whatever happened to ... Fall of the House of Philip

    Whatever happened to ... Fall of the House of Philip

    In December 2007 Robert Waxman, a former Philip Services Corp. (PSC) executive in charge of the scrap metal recycling division in Hamilton, Ontario, reached a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) that included a 20-year ban from ...

  • Whatever happened to ... Battle Brewing

    Whatever happened to ... Battle Brewing

    In court filings from last year, former Philip Services Corp. President & CEO Allen Fracassi claims Teresa Cascioli -- his former co-worker at PSC, with whom he later went into another business -- took advantage of insider information and their ...

  • A matter of refinement

    A matter of refinement

    With over 1.2-billion litres of finished lubricants sold in Canada each year, the environmental importance of managing the associated waste stream is significant. Used oil, if not handled properly, can result in contamination and major environmental ...

  • Sustainable mining

    Sustainable mining

    It`s imperative that natural resource industries adopt a proactive (even aggressive) approach to the disposal and management of their wastes. Operators must challenge themselves to raise the bar in terms of environmental performance not only to meet ...

    Brad Marchant

  • New play on organoclay

    New play on organoclay

    AquaBlok, Ltd., a manufacturer of innovative clay-based composite materials, has announced the introduction of a new organoclay product that provides for ease of delivery and improved performance of this well known remedial material technology. ...

  • A sustainability calculator - how green is your office?

    A sustainability calculator - how green is your office?

    The Xerox Corporation has launched the industry`s first sustainability calculator designed to help its customers pinpoint opportunities to reduce the environmental impacts of offices while reducing costs. The calculator is a software tool that ...

    Jennifer Holloway

  • Eco-industrial parks

    Eco-industrial parks

    Most municipalities would love to have a high-tech business park within their boundaries. The benefits of high-end, high-paying jobs is very appealing, great marketing for a town or city, and helpful to municipal coffers. However, everyone cannot ...

    John Nicholson, M. Sc., P. Eng.

  • Certification anytime, anywhere - Web-based TDG training

    Certification anytime, anywhere - Web-based TDG training

    One employee, home-based employees, and employees from multiple or remote locations can now train in shipping dangerous goods without leaving their work station. Maximize productivity by taking the training anytime, anywhere to stay up-to-date with ...

  • New federal and provincial environmental legislation

    New federal and provincial environmental legislation

    With some provincial legislatures sitting, Acts are being introduced, amended, and brought into force. The federal and provincial governments continue to file new regulations and amend existing ones. Among the most recent changes are: BRITISH ...

  • Climate change & clean technology: from challenge to opportunity

    Climate change & clean technology: from challenge to opportunity

    Over the past few years, climate change and sustainability have been catapulted to the forefront of headline news. As ongoing public pressure for improved environmental stewardship continues to mount, governments are actively pursuing legislation, ...

    Cheryl Slusarchuk

  • Feds’ Kyoto Plan more of same

    Feds’ Kyoto Plan more of same

    The Harper Conservatives have released ‘A Climate Change Plan’ that purports to meet the requirements of Bill C-288, the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act, pushed through by the Opposition in June 2007. Except that it’s pretty well identical to the ...