Entries by John Nicholson

Sudbury Councillor’s Cash for Trash Plan

A municipal Councillor from the City of Greater Sudbury is offering an incentive of cash to persons that help clean up his ward. Under Michael Vagnini’s plan, he will pay one dollar of his own money for every 10 pieces of trash picked up in his ward. There are several catches to his plan. First, […]

Lethbridge, Alberta may profit from Curbside Recycling

The City of Lethbridge, Alberta recently began a municipal curbside recycling program. Unlike many North American cities that were left in a bind after China refused their recyclables, Lethbridge has made sure that it has secure contracts with only Canadian and U.S. recyclers. Lethbridge is located in southern Alberta and has a population of approximately […]


Environmental Activist Organization oppose all forms for thermal treatment for waste

Written by John Nicholson, M.Sc., P.Eng., Editor In a recent response to the Ontario Environment Ministry’s Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities: Discussion Draft, a coalition of seven environmental activist organization spelled out their opposition of thermal treatment in all its forms as a means for managing waste in Canada. With respect to thermal […]


Global Glass Recycling Market Forecast

The glass recycling is a robust niche market that will be worth more than US$ 4.4 billion by 2025 according to a recent market study. Based on revenue, clear cullet is likely to account for around 60% of the global recycled glass market in 2025. Clear cullet is manufactured generally from soda, beer and soft […]


Fun with Waste: A boat made from plastic waste

The FlipFlopi Project is an ambitious initiative with an aim to inspire positive change to support the global movement against plastic pollution. In June 2016 the founders of the FlipFlopi Project decided to try and build a boat entirely from plastic collected on beaches and roadsides in Kenya to show the potential of ‘already-used’ plastic. […]

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City of Hamilton to bid on operation of its own Central composting facility in 2020

The City of Hamilton plans on making a bid to takeover the operation of the City’s central composting facility (CCF) when the existing contract with a private contractor expires in December 2020. The existing private contractor, Aim Environmental Group, has been operating the City-owned facility under contract to the since 2006. The CCF takes in […]

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B.C. Municipality rewards community groups for waste reduction initiatives

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD), located on the southern mainland coast, across Georgia Strait from Vancouver Island in British Columbia, has been holding a competition since 2015 as a means of encouraging waste reduction. The annual contest is open to Sunshine Coast based community groups and associations, non-profit societies, registered charitable organizations, and school […]


Ecolomondo secures $32 million loan to finance Thermal Decomposition Facility

Ecolomondo Environmental (Hawkesbury) Inc., a subsidiary of Ecolomondo Corporation (TSXV: ECM)  recently announced that it entered into a loan agreement for $32.1 million in project financing with Export Development Canada (EDC), the proceeds of which are to be used to build the Company’s new, first of its kind turnkey Thermal Decomposition (TDP) facility that will be located […]


Waste Management Inc. to acquire Advanced Disposal for $2.9 billion

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) and Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (NYSE: ADSW) recently today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of Waste Management will acquire all outstanding shares of Advanced Disposal for $33.15 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of $4.9 billion when including approximately $1.9 […]