Can I recycle that?
If you wish to recycle and compost all that you can, but aren’t sure whether a particular item is recyclable, compostable, or garbage, the City of Toronto now makes it easier to find out: http://app.toronto.ca/wes/winfo/search.do Happy recycling and composting. Thanks to Mike Brigham f…Continue reading the post titled Can I recycle that?
Wind energy protest planned
Anti-wind protesters will be massing at Queens Park next week, to protest against the Green Energy Act and its expedited approvals for wind energy projects. Meanwhile, government staffers are moving ahead with wind energy approvals. The Approvals Branch is working hard to process wind ener…Continue reading the post titled Wind energy protest planned
Happy Earth Day!
Today is the 40th anniversary of the original Earth Day. Unfortunately, I am far too engaged in trial preparation to write a thoughtful evaluation of the last 40 years, other than the obvious: we have accomplished something useful, but not nearly enough. And to express kudos to Environment M…Continue reading the post titled Happy Earth Day!
Risk Assessments- old numbers or new?
This Technical Update will likely invalidate most risk assessments already submitted to the MOE.Continue reading the post titled Risk Assessments- old numbers or new?
What's toxic in that product?
What’s toxic in consumer products? A law we should have Labels on consumer products like cosmetics contain a long list of ingredients, usually in teeny tiny print, in English and in French. Unfortunately, most of us have no idea how to pronounce the multi-syllable ingredients, or why they a…Continue reading the post titled What's toxic in that product?
Reg. 153/04 changes: impacts on contaminated sites?
Reg. 153/04- changes to rules on contaminated sites Working on contaminated sites? Dianne gave a presentation this week on Reg. 153/04, and the amendments made by 511/09. They mean big changes for people working on sites in Ontario, especially re: tougher cleanup standards; better investigat…Continue reading the post titled Reg. 153/04 changes: impacts on contaminated sites?
Sewage, Environment Canada and surprising statistics
According to Environment Canada, people in Nova Scotia are willing to pay much more for sewage treatment than other Canadians. To justify the multi-billion dollar cost of the new Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations under the Fisheries Act, Environment Canada has produced a table full of …Continue reading the post titled Sewage, Environment Canada and surprising statistics
Environment Canada is of the view that the ...proposed regulations are affordable if all jurisdictions make wastewater funding a priority….Continue reading the post titled Wastewater billions
Cleaning up contamination – extra time has a price
Owners of contaminated sites face stringent new cleanup standards, effective July 1, 2011, under Reg. 153/04. Many owners want to cleanup under the existing, less stringent standards, but cannot finish the cleanup by next July. They can buy an extra 18 months to finish the cleanup, but only …Continue reading the post titled Cleaning up contamination – extra time has a price
Exporting monitors to China
CC Ever Better recently pled guilty in Newmarket provincial court to one charge of attempting to ship a container load of used computer monitors to China for recycling without an export permit, contrary to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material, contrary…Continue reading the post titled Exporting monitors to China